What is ageing and why do we age? We train a new generation of outstanding biomedical researchers to unravel the molecular mechanisms of ageing. We invite scientists with a research background in cell or molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, bioengineering, pharmacology, neuroscience, medical biology, medicine, or related fields to apply for our PhD programme. The next call for applications will be in winter 2019. Join the Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research in Germany and advance your career with a doctoral degree in life sciences!


Master Programme: Call for applications

The online application portal is opened until July 15, 2020. The master programme will start in October 2020. Apply now! Read more

CGA Story: Master Fellowship programme

Kristin Gehling, Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research Master Fellowship

Kristin Gehling tells us about her experiences and the advantages of the CGA Master Fellowship programme Read more

CGA-Story: The buddy programme

Daniel Davila and William Bradshaw, Graduate School of Ageing Cologne

Daniel Dávila had a good start in Cologne, getting support by his CGA Buddy William Bradshaw. Read more

CGA Story: Ph.D. and parenthood

Sophie Kaspar Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research

Sophie Kaspar gives insight about the family friendly infrastructure at the Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research. Read more

CGA Story: On the academic fast track

Hans Georg Sprenger Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research

Hans-Georg Sprenger combined Master and Doctoral studies at the University of Cologne. Read more