TRIBE program overview

In the first two years, students complete core and elective subjects in their chosen area, as well as laboratory rotations. During this time, students will choose the topic for their doctoral thesis. In the third year, students pursue research in their area of interest under supervision of mentors and advisors.
Candidates for the PhD degree within the TRIBE program may be from the biomedical, natural and social sciences and they need to demonstrate a sufficient level of motivation and proficiency in their discipline.
The program is completed when a student defends his/her PhD thesis.
The academic year begins in October and ends in June. The program is conducted in two semesters per year. 

Call for applications is issued once a year. Management of the TRIBE program presents chosen candidates to the Graduate School Council, and pending approval, the enrollment of the approved candidates begins. The enrollment has to be made in person, because a contract has to be signed.

Classes are held from May to September, during afternoon on workdays and in the morning on Saturdays. When there are international students in the program, classes are held in English language.

Exams are taken after each class. Most of the exams are practical, consisting of assignments derived from the class curriculum. Some classes can also be followed  online.

Transfer from another graduate school is possible under predetermined transfer terms.

Requirements for PhD thesis defense include publication of 2 original manuscripts in journals indexed in Current Contents (CC) with impact factor higher than 1.00.

All exams need to be passed for enrollment into the 2nd year. PhD thesis proposal has to be accepted in order to enroll the 3rd year of the program.

Students without biomedical background will have individualized study program.
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