Application Doctoral Program

For our doctoral program we are seeking candidates who have substantiated interest and experience in cell and molecular biology with a strong clinical connection in the field of Neuroscience. The ideal candidate can demonstrate an intense neuroscience education at the Master of Science level. You must be well-versed in subjects such as neurochemistry, neurobiology, neuroinflammation, neuroimmunology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuroendocrinology, and the like. You must have experience in laboratory research and ideally you have already published in the field.

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Application Process Doctoral Program

Doctoral candidates can apply almost year round and have to be approved by the program's admission's and examination's commission. For this purpose, this commission meets regularly throughout the year.

Essential for admission are the following criteria:

  • a solid background in neurosciences (PhD) and medicine (MD/PhD)
  • a solid doctoral project to be presented in a detailed project plan
  • an offer of a doctoral supervision and funding (e.g. Doktorandenstelle TV E13 50% or scholarship)

Deadline for applications are

  • 15 January
  • 15 May
  • 15 September

In order to apply,

  • Graduates of the Medical Neurosciences Master's program and our partner programs of the Neurasmus network follow route 1
  • All other doctoral applicants follow route 2


Regulation for the PhD program

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