Fully Funded University of Basel 2023 Biozentrum PhD Fellowships Program

Written by David on May 19, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Policy Research, Science
  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Peterspl. 1, 4001 Basel, Switzerland Phone+41 61 207 31 11

The Biozentrum welcomes young scientists from all over the world who are talented, ambitious, and highly motivated to apply for the fellowships that are offered by the Biozentrum Basel International PhD Programme. These fellowships are widely sought after because of their prestige and quality. The Biozentrum PhD Fellowships are awarded on the basis of a competitive process to a maximum of ten successful candidates each year. This is in contrast to the majority of other PhD student programmes, which aim at the widespread recruitment of a large number of candidates.


About the Scholarship Provider:

There are various rankings for colleges and universities. Consistently placed among the highest-ranked educational institutions in the entirety of Switzerland is the University of Basel. The University of Basel is recognised as a premier educational establishment not only in Switzerland but also across the rest of the world. It has a very rich history, and it takes great pride in the traditions that came about as a result of that history. According to a number of different rankings, the university is positioned inside the top five percent of all educational facilities across the globe. The BASEL majors that are the most sought after by students include “Arts and Humanities,” “Engineering and Technology,” “Life Sciences and Medicine,” “Natural Science,” “Social Sciences and Management,” “Physics,” and “Chemistry.” BASEL is among the top 300 schools in the world and is considered to be of the highest educational quality, making it one of the greatest schools in the world according to this criterion. University graduates in Switzerland are highly valued workers, thus finding work after graduation is not difficult for them. This is because of the prestige that comes with a university degree.

The University of Basel is considered to be a medium-sized educational establishment due to the fact that it has close to 12,000 students enrolled in its programmes. Applicants from other nations, in addition to those from the United States, are strongly invited to submit their applications. Students from over a quarter of the world’s nations were enrolled in this school. The teaching staff is made up of nearly a thousand distinct professionals who each have their own area of expertise. The lecturers come from a variety of different countries, and the majority of them are recognised authorities in the disciplines in which they teach. The student exchange programme at the university is often recognised as one of the most appealing features of the educational establishment as a whole. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the activities that take place at the institution if you follow the university on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Linkedin. These websites are examples of social media platforms.



1460 was the year that witnessed the beginning of the establishment of what is now known as the University of Basel. It has the distinction of being Switzerland’s oldest continuously operating educational institution. We take great pride in maintaining a heritage of quality in learning, teaching, and research that dates back more than five hundred years. We have maintained our well-deserved reputation as a university that is capable of drawing faculty and students from all over the world by providing a high-quality education and by taking a forward-thinking approach to new scientific breakthroughs during this time period. This has allowed us to continue to attract staff and students from all over the world. Because of this, we have been able to uphold the reputation that we have worked hard to earn as a university that is capable of luring faculty members and students from all over the world. Because of its location in the centre of Basel and the city’s long history of innovation, the University of Basel is a dynamic and forward-thinking institution. This is due to the proximity of these two factors. In addition to offering a diverse range of appealing programmes at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as access to prominent research networks located all over the world, and a variety of services for both students and the community at large, we are able to fulfil all of your educational needs.

We have only very recently completed a comprehensive review of our programmes in order to bring them into conformity with the Bologna Declaration of the European Ministers of Education. The Education Ministers of Europe came up with the idea for this proclamation in order to strengthen interdisciplinarity, advance the concept of networked research, and broaden the University’s presence and standing on the international stage. It is the mission of the University of Basel to foster research that is among the very finest in the world and to provide educational opportunities that are at the cutting edge of their respective fields. One of our key strategic goals is to produce, enhance, and promote research that satisfies internationally acknowledged criteria of excellence. This will be accomplished by creating an environment and infrastructure that is supportive of our core strategy purpose, which is to generate, enhance, and promote such research.


SeNSS is one of only 14 Doctoral Training Partnerships in the United Kingdom that is sponsored by the ESRC, and they will be offering a handful of fully-funded ESRC doctoral studentships beginning in September 2023. SeNSS is one of the only 14 Doctoral Training Partnerships in the United Kingdom that is sponsored by the ESRC.


Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Basel

Scholarship Country: Switzerland

Scholarship Worth:  Fully Funded

Study Level: Postgraduate 

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer:

  • In addition to a variety of other incentives that enhance scientific brilliance and the career prospects of Ph.D. students, recipients are granted a one-of-a-kind opportunity to select a research group of their choosing that is based on a rotational system.


The Gustafsson & Skrondal Visiting Scholarship is administered by the University of Oslo’s Centre for Educational Measurement (CEMO). As part of the visiting scholar program, CEMO and the University of Oslo host a number of young researchers from Norway and elsewhere each year.


Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • To enter a Ph.D. programme at the University of Basel, you must already have or shortly get a master’s degree or its equivalent. In rare situations, we may also consider applicants who hold a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a university or institution that is not part of the Bologna system. These individuals will get funding to accelerate their Master’s degree studies at the University of Basel.
  • At the decision date of the particular fellowship call, candidates must not be registered as a Ph.D. student at the University of Basel nor have signed a Ph.D. working contract at the University of Basel.
  • Your application will only be considered if the following conditions are met by the application deadline:
  • All required fields on the application have been completed.
  • The following files have been uploaded for your perusal as pdfs:
  • CV
  • Degree of Bachelor of Arts
  • Grade Report for the Bachelor’s Degree
  • Degree equivalent to a master’s **
  • Report Card for the Master’s Programme
  • Two letters of recommendation have been received. At least two references (often professors) must be provided for reference letters to be requested using this system. Reference letters from coworkers or postdocs are not encouraged.



The University of Basel 2023 Biozentrum Ph.D. Fellowships Program   is open to all International Students


If a student enrolls in one of the degree programs offered by SOAS University of London, they may be eligible to receive a fee waiver award in the amount of £5,000. This award is available to students who are interested in receiving a degree from SOAS University of London.


Application Procedure

  • Visit the website of the University of Base for further information.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for the University of Basel 2023 Biozentrum Ph.D. Fellowships Program is  May 25, 2023.

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