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PhD students in the BIOTEC/CRTD can be independently employed by a professor or a group leader. Currently, they account for almost half of all PhD students at BIOTEC/CRTD. Individuals who would like to conduct PhD studies partly on their own terms might consider applying directly to a professor for a PhD position. Collectively, all independently employed students are referred to as Bioscience PhD Students (BiPS).  BiPS students have the advantage of accessing Technische Universität Dresden, BIOTEC, and CRTD research communities, international networks, and facilities while completing a PhD. The BiPS program provides vital networking and academic guidelines that enrich the PhD experience. Much more information can be found on the BiPS-website.

Applying for a PhD Position
To obtain a PhD position at the BIOTEC/CRTD/MTZ/BCUBE you may also (the other route being DIGS-BB) send an application to the group leader(s) of the area of research that you are interested in. Please find more information on the webpages of the following institutes:


Medical Theoretical Center (MTZ)
B CUBE (Center for Molecular Bioengineering)

In general, it is best to send an e-mail (in English) directly to the group leader with a CV and a brief message indicating how you can specifically contribute to the group's projects. If a position is available, the group leader will inform you whether you need to bring an external stipend with you, or if there is any internal funding to pay for your position.

For PhD students it is not compulsory to formally register at TUD; however, it might be advisable to take advantage of the benefits of a student status (e.g. public transportation ticket). For further information about the registration, please refer to the webpage of the TUD. The student registration is limited to a period of six semesters. Please note that you have to re-register each semester.