Graduate School

The Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM) offers a structured PhD program. As a non-university research institute the BNITM is not eligible to award doctoral degrees. Accordingly, BNITM cooperates with universities – in particular with the graduate school of the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Science (MINGS) at the University of Hamburg. Overall, the BNITM graduate school comprises around 40 PhD students, which usually complete their dissertation within three years.

Job offers are listed here.

Applications should be sent directly to the research groups that fit your qualifications and interests: Overview of research groups


The program Geventis is the central web platform for all events for doctoral students. On this platform, you can review all courses and manage your credit points.

Webpage of Geventis

LCI Scholarship 2020

Graduate School “Infectionof the Leibniz Center Infection (LCI)

The Leibniz Center Infection (LCI) is a strategic alliance of the North German Leibniz Institutes Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM), Research Center Borstel – Leibniz Lung Center (FZB) and Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology (HPI). The LCI focuses on global infections and links the complementary research of the three Leibniz institutes: tropical and emerging infections at BNITM, bacterial infections of the lung at FZB and viral diseases at HPI.

The alliance provides a three-year structured graduate program on “Infection”. This interdisciplinary program offers ambitious training and research opportunities in the fields of parasitology, immunology, bacteriology, virology, infection biology, and molecular-, cellular- and structural biology as well as pathobiology of infectious disease.

MIN Graduate School

The MIN Graduate School (MINGS) provides additional information and services to support a growing number of doctoral students at the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences (MIN) of the University of Hamburg.

Further information about MIN GS

MIN Graduate School Grants & Supports

The MIN Graduate School aims to enhance the visibility of doctorate researchers' professional achievements, increase their international mobility, and to encourage outstanding international applicants to start their doctoral career at the MIN faculty in Hamburg. Therefore various events, provide funding programs, and offer peer-to-peer support by academic tutors are organized. The offers include: MIN GS grants and support

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Dr. Eleonora Schönherr

Scientific Coordinator

Tel.: +49 40 42818-269

Fax: +49 40 42818-265