International Graduate Programme Medical Neurosciences

    The PhD program takes an interdisciplinary approach to neurosciences linking basic and clinical brain research. Students will learn to describe and understand the physiology as well as the pathophysiology of the brain. The program prepares students for careers at the interface of bench and bedside in the academic neurosciences as well as in the application oriented biomedical industry.

    There are two ways to get financed by

    A doctoral position: PhD students can be financed through a doctoral position in the research group they work for. That is why students need to find such a position before being admitted to the PhD track. Our own MSc graduates can use the contacts made at that level and ideally continue their master thesis project on a larger scale. Outside applicants need to contact faculty whose research interests them and apply for a position directly.

    NeuroCure: NeuroCure will offer fellowships to top PhD applicants, thereby enabling them to choose their research groups more freely.


    In order to be eligible for admission, students have to meet the following formal criteria:

    Proficiency in English (IELTS min. Band 6.5, TOEFL paper min. 580, TOEFL computer min. 237, TOEFL internet min. 92)

    PhD Program

    1. The degree of MSc in Medical Neurosciences. Applicants holding other MSc degrees, Diplom or Medical Doctor can be admitted based on an evaluation exam.

    2. A doctoral position in a research group of the program (Doktorandenstelle BATIIa/2)


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    PhD students who are admitted to NeuroCure will receive funding in the amount of 1350 per month. All other PhD students need to be financed by their project leader or other external stipends.

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