M.Sc., Ph.D., and Postdoctoral Programs

Updatetime: 2019-02-04

NIGPAS offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree-granting programs and a postdoctoral program in paleontology, stratigraphy, and geobiology. Undergraduate students or M.Sc. holders who are interested in applying for M.Sc. or Ph.D. programs are warmly welcome and are required to take the entrance examinations (two subjects respectively related to the particular specialities). 

The postdoctoral program is open to young scientists worldwide who hold a Ph.D. degree and are under the age of 40. All Ph.D. holders of geology and related subjects who are interested in collaborating with staff members of NIGPAS are encouraged to contact us to start a new life at NIGPAS. The main research areas of our Institute include: 

The Origin and Evolution of Early Life on Earth 

Evolutionary Paleontology 


Systematic Paleontology (of all invertebrate fossil groups and fossil plants) 

Paleoecology, Paleogeography and Paleoclimatology 

Molecular Paleobiology 


Co-evolution of Life and Environment in deep time 

Applied Paleontology and Stratigraphy 

Interested applicants may contact relevant experts of our Institute or the particular office for foreign affairs of NIGPAS for more information (see contact information below).