Joint PhD Scholarships in Plant Science Melbourne Australia and University of Potsdam Germany

04 Fully funded Joint PhD Scholarships Positions in Plant Science – Melbourne-Potsdam PhD Program at The University of Melbourne (UoM), Australia, the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (MPI-MP) and the University of Potsdam (UP), Germany

Applications are invited for 04 Fully funded Joint PhD Scholarships (Positions) in Plant Science – Melbourne-Potsdam PhD Program at The University of Melbourne (UoM)Australiathe Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (MPI-MP) and the University of Potsdam (UP)Germany.

The University of Melbourne (UoM), Australia

Details of Scholarships

The Melbourne-Potsdam PhD Program (MelPoPP) is an initiative between the University of Melbourne (UoM), Australia, the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (MPI-MP) and the University of Potsdam (UP), Germany. The program creates an international research training opportunity for PhD students. MelPoPP students spend time in Australia and Germany and have the chance to get a joint PhD from the University of Melbourne and the University of Potsdam. 

MelPoPP applicants apply for joint projects involving research groups in Melbourne and Potsdam. They are selected via an application and interview procedure that is integrated into the application call for the IMPRS “Primary Metabolism and Plant Growth” (IMPRS-PMPG) at the MPI-MP in Potsdam.

Benefits of Scholarship

Scholarship Funding for PhD students within the program comes from the University of Melbourne and the MPI-MP. A limited number of positions is available from either institution during each application call. Positions are awarded for 3 years, with the possibility of 6 months extension, and include a waiver for UoM tuition fees. Some details regarding benefits and conditions may differ depending on which institution the funding for the position is coming from.

Eligibility for Scholarship

Applicants must hold an excellent or very good Master or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline to apply in this scholarsihps. The MSc must include research for and writing of a graded thesis. For the 2018/2019 application round, you should expect to finish your degree and receive final degree certificates and transcripts no later than June 2019, especially for projects starting in Melbourne.

Applicants must meet the UoM English language requirements for Graduate students at the Faculty of Science.

University of Potsdam Germany

Application process for scholarship

Applicants for the Melbourne-Potsdam PhD Program or scholarships are selected via an application and interview procedure that is integrated into the application call for the IMPRS “Primary Metabolism and Plant Growth” (IMPRS-PMPG). You can find out more about the IMPRS application procedure at IMPRS Application.

Within the Melbourne-Potsdam PhD Program or scholarships, you apply for joint projects involving research groups in Melbourne and Potsdam. This is different from the application for the IMPRS-PMPG where you apply for the research groups of IMPRS faculty members, not for projects. 

Scholarships link (Apply here)

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