18/08/2021

EUROPE: EMBL International PhD Programme (EIPP) in molecular life sciences


The EMBL International PhD Programme (EIPP), originally established in 1983, provides PhD students with an excellent starting platform for a successful career in science by fostering early independence and interdisciplinary research.

EMBL is dedicated to promoting excellence in the molecular life sciences throughout Europe. To achieve this goal, we inspire and train talented young scientists to become skilled and creative future leaders in academia, industry and other sectors.

The EIPP provides comprehensive interdisciplinary training, maintaining a careful balance between theory and practice, close mentoring and creative freedom, collaborative teamwork and independence. These key characteristics make the EIPP a role model, which has inspired similar programmes at research institutions throughout Europe and the world.

The enriching encounter of different nationalities, the friendly and collaborative atmosphere, and the passion for science is what unites EMBL’s diverse staff and provides the ideal setting to forge long-lasting connections and make studying at EMBL a unique formative experience.

Two recruitment rounds are organised each year across all EMBL sites. The application deadlines and all relevant information are published well in advance.

Watch a webinar to learn everything you need to know about preparing and submitting your application, and read more in detail about the full application process.

The next deadline is 11 October 2021.

Structure and content of the EMBL International PhD Programme.

Research Topics

Application Process