|Tuition/bench fees (per academic year): € 7.200|
These fees are used to cover the following expenses: University fees, costs for PhD defense and thesis printing, contribution to training activities and contribution to research costs.
Candidates who receive an Erasmus-Mundus fellowship have not to pay these fees because the corresponding amount is included in the fellowship.
Admission criteria and selection rules (independent of the year)
- Candidates must hold a Master Degree or being currently in their 2nd year of Master Course; in the second case, their enrolment will be definitive only if they pass the Master’s degree by July 15 for a PhD project starting in the Autumn of that year. The programme is open to students whatever their country of origin, with a master degree preferably in genetics or animal sciences or, according to the topic, in biology with a background in quantitative genetics or in statistics with a background in biology.
- Candidates are required to provide all appropriate information supporting their ability to apply and complete a doctoral programme (see the full list at "Application procedure", link below). Applicant are advised that applications incomplete after the dealine will not be evaluated.
- On documents only, the EGS ABG Executive Secretariat checks the eligibility of all candidates.
- Candidates are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English, either by proving that they are English native speakers, proving that some of their previous studies were successfully completed in English, or by submitting the results of a recognized language proficiency test (IELTS, TOEFL, FCE, etc.). Applicants are advised that lack of evidence of English proficiency will lead to rejection of their application.
- On documents only, all eligible applications are evaluated by two independent assessors, with emphasis on (i) English proficiency, (ii) academic excellence, (iii) adequacy of the background of each applicant to the project for which he/she is applying, (iv) motivations.
- The best candidates (on the basis of evaluation on documents) are interviewed by members of the staff of the Consortium and the supervisors of the PhD project(s) to which they are applying. As far as possible, the interviews are face-to-face and, if not possible, by video-conference, skype or equivalent.