General Information & Application Process

Timeframe and length of the programme

The duration of the program is about 12 weeks during the summer months 2024. The exact start and end dates are to be arranged directly with the individual PI’s.

Salary, health insurance and pension

The participant will receive a monthly salary of 1000 €. Our Human Recources department will check whether you will need to contribute into the German social security system and will provide all necessary information on that. Health insurance is required when living and working in Germany. You have a few options:

  • take out a travel insurance from Germany
  • take out a travel insurance from your home country
  • continue with your current insurance if it is covered overseas

You can check your status with our HR department in case you have additional questions.

Housing and travel costs

The internship covers travel expenses to and from Cologne, Germany.

Each student is responsible for his/her accommodation. There are a limited number of institute apartments which can be reserved ahead of time based on availability. In addition, students have an option to rent a single or shared apartment through the student housing portals.

Who can apply

Our undergraduate program is highly competitive and selective. Students applying to the program must demonstrate academic rigor and experience working in the lab as well as stellar recommendations.

How to apply

You can apply by clicking on the Link to the application portal. Here you can upload the required documents.

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement, 200-350 words
  • Copy of official transcript from current school
  • Recommendation letter*

*The recommendation letter can be sent directly to the program head, Helen Antebi: helen.antebi(at)

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