… provides each year a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to work together with leading scientists at the VBC. The programme is run in collaboration between the IMP, IMBA, MFPL, and GMI. The Summer School attracts talented students from around the world. Over 1500 applications from 97 nations have applied since the programme began in 2010. Approximately 25 successful applicants each year are provided with accommodation, a travel allowance and a stipend for the duration of the scholarship. The programme includes a 10 week independent research project from June to August, a lecture series; a scientific symposium and a social programme for students. It is ideal preparation for students interested in a PhD in the life sciences.