Selain beasiswa DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) lembaga yang menyediakan beasiswa ke Jerman adalah DKFZ (the German Cancer Research Center). DKFZ merupakan pusat riset biomedik terbesar di Jerman dan memiliki lingkungan kerja yang dinamis dan bertaraf internasional dengan fasilitas riset yang sangat mendukung kegiatan penelitian para mahasiswanya.
Beasiswa Doktor di Jerman di Pusat Riset Kanker DKFZ Telah Dibuka, saat ini DKFZ telah meluluskan lebih dari 550 PhD di 90 departemen. Topik risetnya adalah tentang penyebab dan mekanisme kanker yang baru dan belum pernah dilakukan sebelumnya untuk mengidentifikasi alat baru pendiagnosis, pengobatan, dan pencegahan. Bahkan 2 penelitinya telah meraih nobel.
Bukan hanya beasiswa untuk program dokter. Bagi yang sedang kuliah Master atau Sarjana disediakan program magang atau internship ketika musim panas.
Berikut adalah informasi yang didapatkan dari website resminya dkfz.de.
The first stage of the application process takes place online. There are two application rounds each year, one in winter and one in summer. The deadlines are 5th January and 31st May of each year.
The next application deadline is:
- 5th January 2016 for the 2015/16 Winter Selection
- Interviews from 23rd – 25th February 2016, by invitation only
- 31st May 2016 for the 2016 Summer Selection
- Interviews from 19th – 21st July 2016, by invitation only
Please apply using our Online Application System (the system will open approx. two months before the next application deadline).
In the application form, you ar asked to provide information about your background, including your educational qualifications, honors, skills and interests. A statement of motivation is also required and letters of recommendation from two referees. When filling in the online form, remember to have electronic copies (JPEG or PDF files of not more than 3MB) of your academic certificates, English language certificate (if applicable) and evidence of other honors and skills to upload with your application. If you have questions about the online application process, please check our FAQs.
Please don’t forget to click the submit button once you have completed the online application form. Your letters of recommendation do NOT already have to be submitted by your referees in order for you to submit your application (see below).
Letters of Recommendation
As part of the online application form, you are asked to provide the names and contact details of two referees. As soon as you have entered the names and contact details of your referees, we will automatically send them an e-mail with a link, requesting that they provide us with their letter of recommendation through our online system.
Please be aware that the deadline for your referees to submit their letters of recommendation is the same as the application deadline.Therefore, you need to make sure that you register with the online system and enter the contact details of your referees in good time, so that they have time to submit their letters before the deadline. It is your responsibility to ensure these letters are provided, so if you or your referees encounter any technical problems, please contact us immediately.
Evaluation Process and Selection
Applications will be evaluated within 4 weeks of the deadline. As part of the pre-selection process, some candidates will be asked to take part in short phone interviews. We will inform applicants about the outcome of the evaluation and invite successful candidates for an interview. Selection candidates will receive a list of approximately 150 project proposals from which they can select five to discuss with the respective PhD supervisors during the on-site interviews.
The interviews take place at the DKFZ in Heidelberg about 6-8 weeks after the application deadline and last 3 days. About three times more candidates are invited than the number we eventually accept.
During the interviews, aspects such as intellectual brightness, creativity, perseverance, independent thinking and the ability to work in a team will be evaluated. Candidates are expected to:
- give a short oral presentation of their own practical work (typically their master’s thesis)
- complete a short multiple-choice test that evaluates quantitative/analytical/reasoning skills (similar to the shorter analytical questions in the general GRE exam)
- attend a panel interview with 3-4 senior scientists, in which they present their research project as a “chalk-talk” and answer general questions.
Throughout the interviews, candidates have plenty of opportunity to visit the labs of potential PhD supervisors and talk to current DKFZ PhD students and scientists.
If you have previously submitted an online application for the Graduate School and were NOT invited for an on-site interview, then you areeligible to re-apply. You will need to create a new account in the online system and re-submit all your documents, including the letters of recommendation. It is not possible for you to “re-use” a previous application.
If you have previously submitted an online application for the Graduate School and WERE invited for an on-site interview, but were unable to obtain a position, then you are NOT eligible to re-apply through the online application system. Instead, we encourage you to contact PhD supervisors directly. Potential supervisors can receive further information about your previous application by contacting the Graduate Office.
Application from candidates already affiliated with the DKFZ
Candidates who are currently working at or have previously worked at the DKFZ are eligible to apply through the online system. However, they must indicate in the supplementary information that they are working (or have worked) at the DKFZ and provide details. Candidates who have already secured third-party funding and wish to apply for a fellowship through the selection may apply providing that they started their PhD no earlier than the deadline of the previous selection round. Details of their affiliation with the DKFZ must also be clearly stated in their online application.