FMI International PhD Program in Switzerland 2021 is now accepting applications. Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research is inviting new applications for its PhD and MS leading to PhD degree program. Students from all around the world can apply for the Admission and Scholarships in Switzerland 2021. Switzerland Scholarships for international students to study in Switzerland with fully-funded scholarships. FMI International PhD Program is a fully-funded PhD Scholarship for International to pursue their PhD degree and research at Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research.

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International applicants can apply for the PhD Scholarships or MS leading to PhD Scholarships in the field of biomedical research. The FMI runs both a PhD program and an MD-PhD program from summer 2016 onwards. While the PhD program welcomes life sciences students with a university degree, the MD-PhD program is intended for medical students with an interest in basic scientific research. In a stimulating, highly international and collaborative environment, both programs give students the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge biomedical research. FMI International PhD Scholarship in Switzerland is a bright opportunity for talented and outstanding performance students to apply for admission and PhD scholarships abroad. Fully Funded Scholarship for international to study abroad is one of the attracting most talented students worldwide.

The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in a biomedical research institute with a twofold mission: understanding the molecular mechanisms of health and disease and training young scientists. FMI is offered its PhD Scholarship for International to Study in Switzerland free. If you belong to the biomedical research related or research-oriented students, then FMI is providing an excellent opportunity to submit your application for the fully-funded PhD Degree Scholarships in Switzerland.

Brief Description

  • Organization: FMI International PhD Scholarship program 2021
  • University: Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
  • Areas/Major: Life Sciences
  • Course Level: Ph.D. Degree & MD leading to PhD degree
  • Award:  Fully Funded (Salary)
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards:  Not Known
  • Nationality: International
  • The program can be taken in Switzerland
  • Application Deadline; 02 May 2021

Eligibility Criteria

Interested applicants for PhD Scholarship 2021 or MS leading to PhD Scholarships 2021 to study in Switzerland at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research with FMI International PhD Program 2021 must fulfill the following eligibility criteria

  • Applicants should be an International (outside of Switzerland)
  • Students should have a Bachelor`s and master degree or transcript in life sciences subjects or equivalent to the FMI university for the PhD admission applications.
  • For MD leading to PhD degree applications, applicants must have the satisfactory bachelor degrees/transcript/diploma…etc in life sciences subjects
  • There is no work experience required but laboratory experience will be preferred
  • Students should be in good physical and medical health
  • Research oriented students who want to pursue their research or PhD thesis in Switzerland
  • Should be able to demonstrate the skills; Leadership, managing….,etc
  • Language Requirement: There is no specific language requirement for the PhD Scholarships in Switzerland but applicants must be fluent in English.

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Why Choose the FMI?

Science: The FMI is an international pioneer in the area of epigenetics, neurobiology and quantitative biology of biomedical science. It offers interdisciplinary training and access to state-of-the-art networks for technology. There are various opportunities for scientific cooperation through our affiliations with the University of Basel and Novartis, as well as our position at the center of a life sciences hub.

Training: At both the FMI and the University of Basel, a wide variety of theoretical and practical courses are open. For first year PhD students, FMI offers an annual PhD Orientation afternoon and a Scientific Inquiry Course. To explore science and practice their presentation skills, most students engage in “progress reports”. Journal clubs are supported by several laboratories. In addition , students participate in the annual meeting of the FMI and are encouraged to participate in international conferences in order to present projects and expand their networks.

Mentoring: At FMI, mentoring is taken seriously. PhD students are mentored by their supervisor (group leader) and members of their thesis advisory committee during their PhD; initial supervision / collaboration with more senior students or postdocs in their laboratories may also be given if necessary.

Support: The PhD Program Administrator (administrative management), the PhD Members (promotion of student problems at the Institute) and the Dean of Students (liaison with the University of Basel and confidential advice) provide assistance to PhD students. Moreover, for confidential advice on any issues related to assignments, mentors, laboratory setting, work / life balance or career planning, PhD students can visit our dedicated Guidance Counsellor.

Available Field of Study

International applicants can apply in the biomedical research related graduate courses for the fully funded scholarships in Switzerland or Government of Switzerland Scholarships to study in Switzerland. Together with the University of Basel Biozentrum, the University of Basel Department of Biomedicine, the ETH Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (TPH), the FMI is involved in an international and interdisciplinary graduate teaching program in the field of graduate teaching in the fields of tropical and public health. Available Graduate courses are given below;

  • Neurobiology
  • Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Structural Biology
  • System Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Infection Biology

 How to Apply

Interested and eligible candidates are encouraged to apply for the FMI International PhD program to study in Switzerland with fully funded scholarships in Switzerland or financial support by following the given procedure;

There is online application to submit your application for the admission and scholarship at FMI in Switzerland scholarships 2021. Links are given below to submit your online application.

PhD: Click Here to Apply Online

MD- PhD: Click Here to Apply Online

Documents Required

There is nothing about required documents but I will recommend you to prepare your documents before starting your applications in the following sequence;

  • CV
  • Educational Documents
  • Research proposal
  • Motivational or Statement of Purpose
  • Abstract of previous thesis (if any)
  • Publications if any
  • Honors, Awards…etc if any
  • Other if you have any supporting


The FMI provides financial support to graduate students in accordance with the scale of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Salary is generous relative to international standards for PhD students.

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Muhammad Usman

Research & MEXT Scholar  at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) with Graduate Major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society


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