According to the doctoral regulations § 35 II, 1 every PhD student must apply for a RIGeL membership within the first three months after starting the PhD. Because of several exceedances of deadline the Doctoral Committee reserves the right to charge additional fees in case of failed deadline of application in the future. The regulation applies to every RIGeL registration which comes in after the 31st of July 2013 and exceeds the deadline of 3 months. (See also the official announcement of the dean of the Biology and Preclinical Medicine Faculty.)
Candidates applying for admission to the Regensburg International Graduate School of Life Sciences must fulfill one of the following formal criteria:
Diploma or Master of Science degree from a University or
Master‘s degree in biology, biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology, bioinformatics or another biological core subject of biological sciences conferred by a University of Applied Sciences within Germany or
Successful completion of medical school or
Successful completion of studies in pharmacy (second section of the pharmaceutical examination) or
Successful completion of teacher training in the subject biology (first state examination for teaching at the school type gymnasium).
The final grade of the degree must be equal or better than 4.0.
Applicants holding a Bachelor‘s degree in one of the subjects mentioned above can gain admission to the graduate school ahead of schedule under the two following prerequisites:
Are among the best 10 percent of graduates within their peer group of their bachelor study in biology, or among the best 20 percent of graduates within their peer group of their study in an elite-program (e.g. BSc of Biochemistry at the University of Regensburg).
Have completed two semesters (min. 60 CP) of a respective MSc program at the University of Regensburg with top grades (in the case of MSc Biology, have completed two Focus Modules [Schwerpunktmodule], or one Focus Module and one Elect Module[Wahlmodul]).
Applications must include the following documents, which have to be submitted to the Faculty Administration Office (Fakultätsverwaltung):
Master or Diploma Certificate (Zeugnis) and Official Document (Urkunde) (original documents can be verified at the Faculty Administration Office when presenting the original documents)
Research Plan (about 3 pages)
* As a PhD student at the Faculty of Bilology and Pre-Clinical Medicine please choose as Course of Study "Structured doctorate Biology" or "Structured doctorate Biochemie" and as a PhD student at the University Hospital (Universitätsklinikum) please choose as Course of Study "Structured doctorate Biomedizin Vorklinik". Please print the PDF after finishing the registration and submit it together with the other required documents. For the English version of the page please choose the language at the bottom right of the website.
Biology and Preclinical Medicine Faculty students
Please submit your application to the Biology and Preclinical Medicine Faculty administration office: Deadlines for submission
For submission of RIGeL Application please make an appointment with Claudia Kusch via email Fakultaet.Biologie@ur.de. Sumbission of RIGeL Applications without an appointment is not possible.
Phone: +49 941 943-3110
Claudia Kusch / Saskia Böttinger
Phone: +49 941 943-3203
Medical Faculty students
Please submit your application to the Medical Faculty administration office: Deadlines for submission
Dr. Elisabeth Schneider
Room: Geb. ZMK, Zi. 4.110
Phone: +49 941 944-38816
The doctoral committee of the Medical Faculty determines whether all Medical Faculty requirements have been fulfilled. If they accept your application, they will send it to the Biology and Preclinical Medicine Faculty administration office.