Application
for the Cologne Graduate School
of Ageing Research


Please fill the application form in English according to our FAQ: http://www.ageing-grad-school.de/applications/faq/
All fields marked with an ! are obligatory.
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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.
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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
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:
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!Gender:
!Date of birth:Day: Month: Year:
!City of birth:
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!Nationality:
!Marital status:
Your email address must be valid and reachable during the registration process.
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1.2 Address valid for the entire admission process

!Street:
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!Telephone number:country code: , area code: , number:
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2. Education

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2.1 Universities attended for your Master

Please list most recent enrollment, degree awarded or expected starting with your M.Sc. if applicable.
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University:
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Date attended:from Month: Year: until Month: Year:
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Major field(s) of studies:
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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:

Grades of main courses(referring to rating scale of university where degree has been obtained)
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2.2 Universities attended for your Bachelor

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!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):
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2.3 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

2.4 Motivation and Research Interests

!Statement of past research interest (max. 250 words):

Research experience and corresponding methods:
!Firstbackground:
if other, please specify:
methods:

Secondbackground:
if other, please specify:
methods:

Thirdbackground:
if other, please specify:
methods:

!Motivation for joining our graduate programme (max. 250 words):
!Statement on what you consider the most important scientific questions within our graduate school's research area (max. 250 words):
!Description of a recent paper that in your opinion revolutionised the field of ageing research (max. 250 words):

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Host groups:Please indicate three host groups of your interest. Detailed information about the host groups and potential projects can be found on:
http://www.ageing-grad-school.de/applications/host-lab-proposals/
Those applicants invited to the on-site-selection week in Cologne, will pursue lab rotations in the chosen groups. Further lab rotations can be arranged during the selection week. For further information refer to the FAQ section on our webpage.

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2.5 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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2.6 Publications

Publications:

2.7 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. Work experience

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3.1 Employment (current/recent employment, if applicable)

Current or most recent employment.
Company:
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Date attended:from Month: Year: until Month: Year:
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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. How did you learn about the programme?

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If other source, please specify:

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6. Outside interests

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

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7. Additional information

7.1 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?

7.2 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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8. File upload (in total max. 100 MB)


Please add supporting documents as individual PDF files here:

!Detailed CV:
!Transcripts (B.Sc., M.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 Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research. I declare that I am fluent in written and spoken English.
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