Who is eligible for the scholarship?

Medical students and recent graduates who are eligible and willing to do their Dr. med. at the the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg. For medical students, the proof of completion of the primary medical examination (“Physikum”) is mandatory.

What are application deadlines?

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with the three deadlines throughout the year: 1 February, 1 June, 1 October.

Which documents are required for the application?

  • CV in Europass format
  • Transcripts from your medical studies: primary medical examination (“Physikum”)
  • Research proposal (max. 3 pages)
  • Motivation letter (max. 1 page)

What is the selection procedure?

Eight shortlisted applicants are invited for an interview within the first month after each deadline. The 20-minute interview consists of a short presentation and questions from the selection committee. Applicants are informed on the final decision of the selection committee within one week after the interview.

Can I split the 12 months scholarship into e.g. twice 6 months with a break in between?

No, the awarded scholarship covers an uninterrupted period of 12 months.