Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) funds approximately 100 graduate students from more than 25 countries for International PhD Program. The duration of PhD course is 4 years. After successful completion of the research project, submission of a written thesis and a thesis defense, the candidate receives a PhD from the University of Basel. Financial support is provided in accordance with the scale of the Swiss National Science Foundation. To be considered for this program, applicants must hold an MS degree or equivalent, and have a strong background in cell, molecular or computational biology. Deadline: There are two deadlines each year in May and November.