Study programs are listed under their official names (usually in German, English in some cases) titles on the left. WS/SS indicates whether the program commences in the winter or summer semester.
Neuro- und Verhaltenswissenschaft - Master
Restriction on admission
Regular duration of study
Language of instruction
Behavioural neuroscience and functional neuro anatomy, mechanisms of learning and memory, computational neuroscience, neurophysiology and neuropsychology, motor and sensory systems neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience and psychophysics, physical and physiological basis of brain imaging and recording.
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: Applicants for the masters program must have a first degree in biology, in biomedical science, in cognitive science or psychology, in computer science or engineering, in physics, in pharmacology, or a related field. Priority is given to students with excellent grades and previous work experience in the field.
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,…)
The Graduate School of Neural & Behavioural Science 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 MPI for Biological Cybernetics, 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.
The graduate program of Neural & Behavioural Science 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.
After the masters program students have the opportunity to continue directly with their doctoral thesis and enter the doctoral program for Neural and Behavioural Sciences.
The Graduate School of Neural & Behavioural Science offers two preparatory courses before the winter term starts. There will be a Neuroanatomy and a Matlab block course.
Furthermore, the Graduate Training Centre of Neuroscience offers help for the integration of international graduate students. To ensure fast integration into the city, the university and the neuroscience program, we offer several services. Ahead of time, we make reservations for rooms in the student’s dormitory. Students arriving at Stuttgart airport are picked up and escorted to their accommodation. During their first days in Tübingen, international students are escorted to public authorities, including foreigner’s office, bank, health insurance, matriculation office of the University, etc. Furthermore, we provide first basic German language courses. These measures ensure that international students with no or insufficient German language skills will rapidly adjust to their new environment and do not feel lost.
For detailed information about the application, selection procedure and the course program please follow this link:
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The masters program will last 24 months and consists of two theoretical units each followed by several weeks lasting laboratory rotation and a six-month’s period where students prepare their master thesis.
MPI for Biological Cybernetics, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, Centrum for Intergrative Neuroscience, Natural and Medical Science Institute, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience
Im Wintersemester 2018/2019 seind rund 140 Studenten eingeschrieben.
The Graduate School of Neural & Behavioural Sciences 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 & Behavioural Sciences is located - together with the Graduate School of Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience and the newly established Graduate School of Neural Information Processing - 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.
Neurowissenschaft, Neuro, Psychologie, Biologie, Biology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Kognitionswissenschaften, Psychology, IMPRS, Physiology