All applications for the PhD program Medical Research - International Health at CIHLMU need to be directed through the Online Application Tool. For completion, submission of several downloadable documents is necessary. Please note that only the templates provided here will be accepted. Applications showing any other formats will be excluded. In order to reduce barriers, the documents are not protected. Please note that any changes to the templates or their layouts will lead to non-acceptance and immediate exclusion from the selection process. Before uploading, please convert the documents into PDF files!
Letter of Recommendation
Please download the Letter of Recommendation Template, fill in your personal data, duplicate the digital copy, then fill in the data of your two referees into each respective copy and forward the digital copies to the respective referee. Each referee is asked to fill in his/her recommendations and forward the Letters of Recommendation to our office mail address as indicated on the template.
Letters of Recommendation of applicants not accepted for one term will be saved for one year until the application period of the following term. In order to make use of this service, applicants have to notify the CIHLMU office (firstname.lastname@example.org), providing the name of the applicant, the name of the referee, the previous and the current CIH registration ID. If the applicant is not repeating the application, the respective Letters of Recommendation will be deleted after the application deadline.
Please download the CV Instructions first. They give details on how to produce the CV using the below provided template. This template is based on an initiative of the European Commission, providing a common and reproducible standard form for CVs to be used in the European Union.
Please download the CV Template and have a close look at it first. You will need to copy-paste those sections in the template where multiple entries are needed, e.g. if you had more than one professional position. Think of the number of entries that you need first, copy-paste these section according to your needs, then fill in the sections.
For help for the proper completion of the language self-assessment section, please follow the hyper link in the document.
Convert the filled-in documents to a PDF file before uploading them again. Please upload the documents using the indicated upload buttons within the online application tool.
Project Proposal Template
Please download the Project Proposal Template. Replace the title line with your project title, and fill in other information on the title page as indicated. Then complete the different sections as indicated. The completed proposal should in no case exceed 15 pages, using the set font size.
PhD Program Information
Download the PhD Program Leaflet for more details on the program.
PhD Program Schedule
Have a look the PhD Program Schedule to have an idea about the layout of the curriculum.
DAC List of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Only nationals of one of the countries listed in this document are generally eligible for a CIHLMU PhD scholarship. Nationality has to be proven by a valid passport upon arrival. False declarations may result in legal prosecution.
Please refer to the scholarship section for more details on availability of scholarships.