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How Switches Work in Bacteria

14/10/2017 Many bacteria have molecular control elements, via which they can switch on and off genes. These riboswitches also open up new options in the development of antibiotics or for the detection and decomposition of environmental toxins. Prof. Dr. Andres Jäschke of the IPMB together with researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Freie Universität Berlin have now used light optical microscopy of single molecules to fundamentally study the way riboswitches work. [...]

Study Programmes - Tuition Fees & Costs

University fees

All students must pay a standard fee of about 150 euro to the student union for common facilities, administration and Studentenrat. There is no difference in this fee between German, EU, and non-EU students.

As of winter semester 2017/18 onwards, international students from non-EU/EEA countries have to pay tuition fees (1.500 euro per semester). For more detailed information regarding tuition fee regulations see here.

Cost of living

It is possible to live in Heidelberg for about 700 euros per month.

Proof of finance

For international students. Read more...

Accommodation

A limited amount of special accommodation is available for non-German students. It is important to apply immediately after final acceptance.

See "Student Living" for more information.

Our "Studierendenwerk" offers a specific accomodation/assurance package - called Service Package - see here for more details

Fellowships

We offer a limited amount of fellowships to outstanding students (for Major Cancer Biology applicants only). Please see HIGS MSc Fellowship offered by The Helmholtz International Graduate School for Cancer Researchfor more information.

Stipends

Students who need financial support can apply to relevant agencies, such as the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst. Follow this link for more information.

Students assistent

Students are allowed to work as an scientific assistant for a maximum of 89 hours/month. Many students have a job (10-20 hours/month). We have no central job agency, the offers are mainly posted in the individual institutes.

Visa formalities

If you need a student visa it is imperative to apply as soon as possible after acceptance. It is NOT possible to enter Germany as a tourist and then transfer to student status.