Department of Biology


The M.Sc. programme, Neurobiology, offers students in-depth instruction in the neurosciences, the opportunity to acquire wide-ranging skills in current methods of neuroscientific research and the training to address and solve scientific problems in this area independently. The focus of the program is on the integrative neurosciences of higher vertebrates.

Course languages are English and German, depending on language capabilties of the participants.


Application is only possible for the winter semester (deadline July 15th, 15 places). At University of Tübingen you can apply simultaneously for a maximum of three master courses. Application is online only. Access to the application portal is to be found here.

Please contact our International Office for any questions regarding application and admission procedures for international students.

Requirements (preliminary Selection Statutes 2023):

Selection criteria for the ranking list: bachelor’s degree grade. The grade can, if applicable, be “improved” by bonus points.

The exact grade required for admission can not be fixed, as this depends on the number of applicants. In the past years, the grade limit was 2,0.

IMPORTANT: If your bachelor’s degree certificate is not available by the closing date, July 15th, you may submit an interim certificate or a transcript of records. This interim report must contain the average grade attained up to that point, as otherwise the application cannot be taken into consideration! Every year around 10% of applications are rejected because their reports contain no average grade!

Additional information about the program