December 11, 2020 Ahmad Raza

The Vienna Biocenter Summer School (VBSS) provides a unique opportunity

The Vienna Biocenter Summer School (VBSS) provides a unique opportunity for approx. 30 undergraduate students to work side by side with leading researchers in a dynamic scientific environment. The VBSS programme aims to attract talented students from around the world, creating a vibrant and diverse atmosphere. It is the perfect preparation for those students who are interested in graduate study in the life sciences arena. Applicants who are successful are provided with accommodation, a travel allowance and a stipend for the duration of the scholarship. The programme, starts on the last Friday in June and finishes on the the last Friday of August each year.

The school is a collaboration between five of Europe’s leading research institutes: Research Center for Molecular Medicine, Gregor Mendel Institute, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Institute of Molecular Pathology and the Max Perutz Labs  and is generously sponsored by the Max Birnstiel Foundation.


VBSS encourage applications from students (BA (Hons), Master, MSc) from all around the world who are undergraduates/master students, and have completed at least two years of university study.

To apply you need to have one of the following:

Completed at least 2 years of a University study (e.g. 2-3 years of a Bachelor Hons study or 1 year of a Master study – by 30 June) as follows:

(i) In Year 3 of a 4-year BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons) in a Life Science related subject

(ii) In Year 4 of a 4-year BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons) in a Life Science related subject WITH an acceptance or intention to apply to a Master program (this will be checked later)

(iii) In Year 1 of a 2-year Master course, MSc in a Life Science related subject

(iv) In Year 2 of a US undergraduate Bachelor in a Life Science related subject

(v) In Year 2 of a 4-Year BTech (india) in a Life Science related subject

3-months research experience

Good academic record

High level of English language

Applicants should be aware that the working language of the institutes is English.

The website opens for applications at the beginning of December and closes on 31 January each year.

Deadline 31 January 2021 (2359 CET – Vienna time)

The summer school starts on Wednesday 1 July and ends on the 31 August. These dates are to be confirmed and are subject to change.

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