Fachschaftsinitiative Biologie



CEPLAS Graduate School

Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences Application closes on 31st Octobre 2019

10.10.2019 – 01.11.2019

Fully funded PhD programme for young scientists with a bachelor’s degree in biology, computational sciences or related fields!

Are you a senior bachelor’s student or recent B.Sc. graduate in plant sciences, biology or related disciplines?

Are you curious and passionate about fundamental discoveries and challenges of modern plant sciences?

Then you may be a perfect fit for the CEPLAS Graduate School for Plant Sciences!

CEPLAS – The Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences is Germany’s prestigious research cluster on plant sciences integrating the resources of the Universities of Cologne and Düsseldorf, the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research and the Forschungszentrum Jülich. In an interdisciplinary approach CEPLAS researchers investigate the characteristics and mechanisms of complex plant traits and their impact on plant performance and adaptation. This knowledge builds a foundation for sustainable cultivation of food, feed and energy crops.

The CEPLAS Graduate School established a 4-5-year structured graduate programme with a default entry point at the bachelor’s level. The comprehensive two-phase training programme leads students with a bachelors’s degree through a unique qualification phase to a dissertation phase completing with a PhD degree. Obtaining a master’s degree between both phases is possible. The CEPLAS Graduate School programme starts annually in October and is fully funded.

Next programme starts in October 2020.

Application deadline is October 31, 2019.