Attract outstanding students

to prepare for future careers

Welcome to BioInterfaces International Graduate School!

The BioInterfaces International Graduate School (BIF-IGS) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) provides a structured PhD program for doctoral researchers from Natural, Artificial and Cognitive Information Processing (NACIP) and Materials Systems Engineering (MSE), two research programs of the Helmholtz-association. It aims to attract outstanding students and to offer research opportunities, education and training in the trans- and multi-disciplinary research areas of both programs, which encompasses a breadth of disciplines including biology, chemistry, physics, engineering and informatics.

This training allows students to prepare for future careers in professional fields such as the health sciences, biotechnology, physics, chemistry and environmental science. Our students gain a unique experience by working in a stimulating environment of transdisciplinary research, using state-of-the-art technology.


If you want to join BIF-IGS, first step would be to apply at one of our member institutes that advertise one (or more) open positions.

Once you are employed as a Doctoral Researcher (DR) at a KIT institute, talk to your PI.

Tell them that BIF-IGS is absolutely cool, one of the best Graduate Schools at KIT, and that you simply have to enroll yourself there.

Once your PI agrees with your plan, send an email to Sikha (she´s the BIF-IGS manager), telling her that you would like to join BIF-IGS.
She will arrange for everything.

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Hey, would you like to know your fellow doctoral researchers?

Would you like to learn more about their research?
There are a lot of most interesting topics to discover!

You will find all this and even more at our BIF-IGS Annual Retreat that is organized once a year by BIF-IGS doctoral researchers themselves.

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