Application
for the Cologne Graduate School
Master Fellowship Programme


Please fill the application form in English according to our FAQ: https://www.ageing-grad-school.de/master/faq/
All fields marked with an ! are obligatory.
After completing the form, please copy/paste the content or take screenshots for your own records as the system does not allow to send you a copy of your entries.
Please carefully check the completed form before clicking the "Start" button to submit the application. Once the data has been submitted, the data cannot be changed anymore. A confirmation email with your registration number will be sent to you after submission of the application. Please also check your spam folder. For all further enquiries, please indicate the registration number. If you would like to hand in documents at a later stage that are not available yet, please send them to: cga-coordination@uni-koeln.de
Please note that admission to/ enrollment in the M.Sc. programme in Biological Sciences of the University of Cologne is required, to be awarded with a CGA Master fellowship. Please apply for the Biological Sciences Master programme via a separate platform provided on their webpage: https://www.biologie.uni-koeln.de/master_biologie.html.
For all questions that cannot be clarified within our FAQ, please address the before mentioned email address.

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1. Personal Information

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1.1 Personal data

!Family name:
!First name:
Middle name(s):
!Gender:
!Date of birth:Day: Month: Year:
!City of birth:
!Country of birth:
!Nationality:
!Marital status:
Your email address must be valid and reachable during the registration process.
!Email address (only one):

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1.2 Address valid for the entire admission process

!Street:
!Zip code:
!City:
!Country:
!Telephone number:country code: , area code: , number:
Skype username:

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2. Education

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2.1 Universities attended for your Bachelor

!University::
!City:
!Country:
!Date attended:from Month: Year: until Month: Year:
!Date awarded:Month: Year:
!Major field(s) of studies:
Title of thesis:
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Please indicate your cumulative grade point average or percentage, if applicable, together with the maximum value which can be achieved at your university. If you have not received your final grades yet, please provide intermediate grades.
Grade Point Average (referring to rating scale of university where degree has been obtained): out of best possible

Abstract of your thesis (max. 200 words):

Thesis supervisor:

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Grades of main courses(referring to rating scale of university where degree has been obtained)
Subject 1 , Grade (x out of best possible):
Subject 2 , Grade (x out of best possible):
Subject 3 , Grade (x out of best possible):
Subject 4 , Grade (x out of best possible):
Subject 5 , Grade (x out of best possible):
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Subject 9 , Grade (x out of best possible):
Subject 10 , Grade (x out of best possible):

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2.2 Universities attended (earlier enrollment, if applicable)

Please list earlier enrollment, degree awarded if applicable.
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University::
City:
Country:
Date attended:from Month: Year: until Month: Year:
Degree awarded:
Date awarded:Month: Year:
Major field(s) of studies:
Title of thesis:
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Please indicate your cumulative grade point average or percentage, if applicable, together with the maximum value which can be achieved at your university. If you have not received your final grades yet, please provide intermediate grades.
Grade Point Average (referring to rating scale of university where degree has been obtained): out of best possible

2.3Motivation and Research Interests

!Statement of past and current research interests (max. 250 words):


!Motivation for joining our Master programme (max. 250 words):

!Goal in pursuing a Master degree in terms of future career plans (max. 250 words):

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Student Mentors:Please indicate one principal investigator as initial mentor for the master fellowship programme. Detailed information about possible mentors and their research area can be found below and on the homepage. Please note that it will be possible to change your initial mentor during the Master Studies.

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2.4 Honors, scholarships, prices and awards

Please list any awards you have obtained (if relevant to this application)
with dates and a short description (max. 1000 characters).
Awards:

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2.5 Further Skills

Have you taken a language test?
If yes, which one?
Please include a certificate.
GRE Test:
Score:verbal: quantitative: analytical:
Date:Month: Year:
Please include a certificate.

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3. Internship and work experience

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3.1 Employment (current/recent employment, if applicable)

Current or most recent employment.
Company:
City:
Country:
Date attended:from Month: Year: until Month: Year:
Position:
Major activities:

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4. References

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4.1 Referee 1

Please list the name and contact data of the first referee who will compose a letter of recommendation for you. This referee should be your most recent supervisor (e.g. your Master thesis supervisor). If this is not possible, please specify the reason.
!Family name:
!First name:
!Institution:
!Department:
!Email address (only one):
Homepage of institution/referee:
URL:
Reason why the most recent supervisor is not availabe as referee

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4.2 Referee 2

Please list the name and contact data of the second referee who will compose a letter of recommendation for you.
!Family name:
!First name:
!Institution:
!Department:
!Email address (only one):
Homepage of institution/referee:
URL:

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5. Biological Sciences Master Programme

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I have applied / I will apply to the M.Sc. programme in Biological Sciences of the University of Cologne (https://www.biologie.uni-koeln.de/master_biologie.html)

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Please be aware that to be awarded with CGA Master fellowship, admission to the Biological Sciences M.Sc. programme is required.

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I am currently enrolled in the M.Sc. programme in Biological Sciences of the University of Cologne

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If yes, please specify your current semester and matriculation number
Semester:
Matriculation number:

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Please upload your current transcripts of records received during the M.Sc. programme as attachment (see „8. File upload“).

6. How did you learn about the programme?

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Please tick all sources that apply.





If other source, please specify:

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7. Outside interests

Please list your outside interests that are not related to your university degree (max. 1000 characters).
Interests:

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8. Additional information

8.1 Employment status

!Are you currently employed with the University Hospital Cologne, the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research or a public university in North Rhine-Westphalia?

8.2 Disability status (voluntary information)

!Would you like to inform us about an existing severe disability or equality? This inquiry regards the integration of people with severe disabilities as stated in the support measures of the German code of social law (SGBIX). If you state your status as severely disabled or equated, please upload a proof with your application documents.

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9. File upload (in total max. 100 MB)


Please add supporting documents as individual PDF files here:

!Detailed CV:
!Transcripts (B.Sc. or equivalent degrees) in chronological order):
Additional, relevant documents (i.e. general certificates, proof of scholarships and awards, certificates from previous employers)



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I confirm that all information given in the online registration is complete and correct. Copies of my certificates are true copies without any changes. I am aware that false information, given intentionally or unintentionally, will be considered a misdemeanor and will immediately result in my being excluded from the admission procedure or – if later detected – from the membership of the CGA Master fellowship programme. I declare that I am fluent in written and spoken English.
I consent to the storage of my personal data for application and admission purposes. According to the German privacy law all data of applicants not admitted will be deleted after completion of the selection procedure.



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