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The most prominent PhD programs (don't confuse with Master's or 'graduate' programs) in Europe are at the EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory) in Heidelberg, at the CRUK (Cancer Research UK) in London, and at the IMP (Institute of Molecular Pathology) in Vienna. (These programs sometimes also take students who hold an excellent BSc degree but not an MSc.)

Finding a PhD position

In Germany, PhD positions are usually advertised as jobs. Good places to look are:

Here is a list of additional databases (in German):

If any link is broken (since they change frequently), you may need to Google the name of the database. Some databases allow the possibility to sign up for updates. 


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