The Vienna Biocenter Summer School 2019 is now accepting applications for Summer Undergraduate Fellowships. The duration of the fully funded summer school in Austria is 9 weeks. The summer research program starts on the last Friday in June and finishes on the the last Friday of August each year.  The summer school scholarship will cover accommodation, a travel allowance and a stipend for the duration of the scholarship. The Austria Summer School does not charge an application fee. No IELTS/TOEFL is required for application. 

The Vienna Biocenter Summer School provides a unique opportunity for approx. 28 undergraduate students to work side by side with leading researchers in a dynamic scientific environment. Our programme aims to attract talented students from around the world, creating a vibrant and diverse atmosphere. It is the perfect preparation for those students who are interested in graduate study in the life sciences arena.

The Biocernter Summer School 2019 offers a rich cultural heritage, splendid museums, a plethora of art galleries, and a vibrant nightlife. With over 120,000 students, and hosting many international organisations the city is both diverse and eclectic. With its low rate of crime, superb public transport, and access to beautiful surrounding regions it is easy to see why Vienna is regularly ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

Vienna Biocenter Summer School 2019 Details

Host Country:

  • Austria

Summer School Location:

  • Vienna

Summer School Duration:

  • Nine Weeks

Summer School Dates:

  • Starts on the last Friday in June and finishes on the the last Friday of August each year

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Vienna Summer School Benefits:

Applicants who are successful are provided with Accommodation, a Travel Allowance and a stipend for the duration of the scholarship.

  • Free student accommodation
  • Each student will be awarded a stipend of 1400 euros after tax for the nine-week programme
  • Medical insurance is included in the contract for the nine weeks
  • A free travel pass providing unlimited use of public transport within Vienna for the duration of the scholarship
  • Reimbursement of travel costs to and from Vienna
  • Numerous social events

Eligibility Criteria:

  • They encourage applications from students (BA, Master, MSc) from all around the world who are undergraduates/master students, and have completed at least two years of university study
  • Completed at least 2 years of a University study (eg. 2/3 years of a Bachelor study or at least 1 year of a Master study – by 30 June)
  • Some previous research experience
  • Good academic record
  • High level of English language
  • Evidence of enrolment in a University programme for the current academic year and the next year (if possible)

Are letters of reference required?

At the time of application letters of reference are not required.  We may contact the supervisor(s) of shortlisted candidates.

How to Apply for Vienna Biocenter Summer School 2019?

Click on the APPLY NOW button below to proceed to the summer school online application. The first step requires you to complete some initial tasks, then you will receive an email giving you access to upload more personal information. Enter your data here to signup for this selection:

When applying applicants will be asked to specify the names of three lab heads in their order of preference. While we cannot guarantee that an applicant will be assigned to one of these labs, we will make our best efforts to do so.

Arrangements will be made for applicants from overseas to secure the necessary visas. Applicants should be aware that the working language of the institutes is English.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline for the Vienna Biocenter Summer School 2019 in Austria is 31st January, 2019.

Successful applicants will be notified in the first week of March.


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Deadline is January 31, 2019