Yes, in first semester
Regular duration of studies
Is a combination subject required?
Per year, 15 places are available and will be awarded according to qualification and experience of the applicant. The recruitment procedure for the master course is three stepped. (written application, subject test, interview)
Target audience: This MSc programme is aimed at students with a first degree in physics, mathematics, computer science, bioinformatics, engineering or a related field who have a strong interest in biomedical and neural science and technical applications. Profound knowledge in maths (linear algebra, analysis), statistics, elementary probability theory, and programming skills in at least one language are compulsory.
Zulassungsbeschränkt für alle Fachsemester. Studienbeginn im ersten Fachsemester immer nur im Wintersemester. Regelstudienzeit 3 Semester.
Applicants must provide proof of their English skills. (TOEFL, IELTS,…)
Computational Neuroscience, neural data analysis and models of neural coding and computation, physical and physiological basis of neural recordings and brain imaging, computational motor control and computational vision, rehabilitation robotics and brain computer interfaces, systems neuroscience and neurophysiology, basic mechanisms of learning and memory, mathematics, statistics and programming, machine learning for neuroscience, theoretical neuroscience, behaviour and cognition
The Graduate School of Neural Information Processing provides a research-oriented training. The curriculum includes two internships of 7 and 9 weeks, where students have the opportunity to get in contact with the research groups at the BCCN Tübingen, the MPI for Biological Cybernetics, the MPI for intelligent Systems, the Natural and Medical Science Institute (NMI), the Center for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN), the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research and the University of Tübingen (Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Science).
Scholarships are available for excellent international students.Cooperation agreements:
MPI for Biological Cybernetics
MPI for Intelligent Systems
Hertie institute for Clincal Brain Research
Centrum for intergrative Neuroscience
Natural and Medical Science Institute
The masters program will last 24 months and consists of two theoretical units each followed by several weeks lasting labroratory rotation and a six-month’s period where students prepare their master thesis.
Optional time abroad
You may choose to spend some time abroad as part of any study program. You should start planning it 12 to 18 months before your departure.
Here you will find general information and advice on studying abroad. In addition, some departments have their own subject-specific services providing information on studying abroad.
The Graduate School of Neural Information Processing is an International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) and will provide some scholarships for international students. Nevertheless, international students are asked to also apply for a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
The Graduate School of Neural Information Processing is located - together with the Graduate School of Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience and the Graduate School of Neural & Behavioural Science - in recently renovated rooms in the Anatomical Institute. In total, the rooms of the Graduate Schools comprise classrooms, a study room with library, three offices, and a kitchenette available to students and staff. The rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia facilities, computer workstations with internet connection, and a small but extensive subject-specific library with neuroscience text books and review journals. Immediately adjacent to the class- and study room are the offices of the dean of study and the course coordinators.Facts and figures:
Im Wintersemester 2019/20 sind 16 Studierende eingeschrieben.
Help with choosing a study program
Help with your decision to study in Tübingen:
To help you decide whether Tübingen is right for you, here are some contact points and information on studying in Germany:
University of Tübingen
- University of Tübingen’s international profile
- Contact: University office for the Advising and Admission of International Students
- Information on application for international students
- FAQs for international students
- Addresses and contact points for international students at the University of Tübingen
The graduate program of Neural Information Processing offers a unique curriculum and exciting research opportunities for graduate students who wish to pursue careers in neuroscience in science and academia. The integrated curriculum offered in this program will give students a broad expertise that is not easily achievable in any individual department.
Advice and internships
The University’s Career Service assists with careers orientation and getting started in your profession. Jobs and internships can be found in the Praxisportal.
After the masters program students have the opportunity to continue directly with their doctoral thesis and enter the doctoral Program for neural Information Processing.