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ContentGerm an Gr aduate School sof Neuroscience — 5BerlinBerlin School of Mind and Brain (MSc / MA,Doctoral Program) — 6International Graduate Program ComputationalNeuroscience (MSc, PhD) — 7International Graduate Program MedicalNeurosciences (MSc, PhD) — 8Master Program Social, Cognitive, and A ffectiveNeuroscience (MSc) — 9BielefeldInternational Graduate Program Behaviour:From Neural Mechanisms to Evolution(MSc/PhD, Fast Track) — 10BochumInternational Graduate School of Neuro s cience(PhD, Fast Track) — 11BonnInternational Max Planck Research School(IMPRS) for Brain & Behavior (PhD)— 12Bonn International Graduate School (BIGS)of Neuroscience — 13Göt tingenGöttingen Graduate Center for Neurosciences,Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (MSc,PhD, MD-PhD, Fast Track) — 19HeidelbergInternational Graduate Program of theInterdisciplinary Center for NeurosciencesHeidelberg — 20LeipzigInternational Max Planck Research Schoolon Neuroscience of Communication(IMPRS NEUROCOM) (PhD) — 21Max Planck School of Cognition — 22M agdeburgMSc Integrative Neuroscience — 23M ainz / Fr ankfurtResearch School Translational Biomedicine,Section Neurosciences (MSc, PhD, MD-PhD,Fast Track) — 24MünchenGraduate School of Systemic Neuro sciences (MSc, PhD, Fast Track) — 25Master Program in Neurosciences (MSc) — 14Master Program Biomedical Neuro science (MSc) — 26BremenMaster of Science in Neuroengineering — 27Graduate Program Master of Neuro s ciences(MSc) — 15Fr ankfurtInternational Max Planck ResearchSchool ( I MPRS) for Neural Circuits (PhD,Fast Track) — 16FreiburgInterdisciplinary Master Program in Neuro science — 17PhD Program in Computational Neuroscienceand Neurotechnology — 18OldenburgMaster and PhD Program in Neuroscience(MSc, MSc / PhD Fast Track) — 28TübingenGraduate Training Centre of NeuroscienceInternational Max Planck Research School(MSc, PhD) — 29UlmProgram “Molecular and Translational Neuro science (MTN)” (MSc) — 30


German Gr aduate Schools of NeuroscienceGerman Graduate Schools of Neuroscience is a network of 25 international neuro science graduate schools that operate a joint website and market German neuro science programs at major conventions. The network was founded to inform inter national students about the opportunity of studying neuroscience in master anddoctoral / PhD programs. Some of these programs offer a fast track option but usuallystudents in Germany do a 2-year master program and after that a 3 – 4 year doctoral /PhD program. All programs in this booklet are taught in English.Our member programs offer specific information for international applicantson their websites. Most master programs in Germany don’t charge tuition fees.Doctoral and PhD programs are tuition free. Some member programs offer scholar ships for master and / or doctoral students. You will find more information onfees and scholarships in the member programs’ entries in this booklet and ontheir websites.Located in the heart of Europe, Germany with its more than 80 million inhabi tants has a long-standing tradition of science and research. Today, there are427 state- accredited universities in Germany with more than 18,000 degree pro grams in 180 cities, including our neuroscience programs. The map on the coverof this brochure shows where to find our member programs.Germany’s higher educational system is state-funded and decentralized.The universities and research organizations are largely independent. Regardingthe terms of study there are no standard answers to study regulation questions –these will be answered by the individual programs.This brochure provides applicants with specific information on our neuro science programs as well as contact addresses and links for further reading.www.neuroschools-germany.com5

BerlinBerlin School of Mind and Br ain6The Berlin School of Mind and Brain isan international, English-languageresearch school based at the Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin. Founded in 2006as part of Germany’s Excellence Initia tive, it offers a unique interdisciplinarythree-year doctoral program in themind/brain sciences. In 2013, the schooladded a two-year inter disciplinaryMaster’s program “Mind and Brain”.Career Options for Master StudentsResearch, education, and laboratories;academic management or areaswhere science and business, industryor politics overlap.Support for Doctoral CandidatesTwo professorial thesis advisors (“mind”and “brain”); regular meetings withleading inter n ational researchers; net working activities; m entoring; coaching;career development advice; academicsoft-skill courses; financial assistanceto attend inter n ational conferences.Contact InformationChairs Prof. Dr. Michael Pauen,Prof. Dr. Arno VillringerCoordinator Ms Annette Winkelmann,M. A.E-mail mb-[email protected] www.mind-and-brain.deFocusOf particular interest are research ques tions that fall on the borders betweenthe mind sciences (e.g. philosophy,behavioral and cognitive psy chology,linguistics) and the brain sciences (e.g.neurology, psychiatry, neuro biology,computational neuro s cience): percep tion, attention and consciousness;decision-making; language; lifespandevelopment; mental disorders andbrain dysfunction; and social cognition.The school has a faculty comprising62 distinguished senior researchers,65 doctoral candidates, 90 doctoralalumni, 14 postdoctoral fellows,and cohorts of 35 Master’s studentsper year.Deadline for ApplicationMSc / MA: 1 – 31 May.In 2020: 2 June – 15 July.Doctoral program: 15 Januar y.Pl aces MSc / MA: 35 per year; doctoralprogram: 10 per year.Schol arships  Approximately 5 per year(doctoral candidates only).Tuition fee None.

BerlinInternational Gr aduate Progr amComputational Neuroscience (BCCN Berlin)The Master and PhD Programs at the Bernstein Center for ComputationalNeuro science Berlin (BCCN Berlin)involve the three Berlin universitiesTechnische Universität, Humboldt- Universität, Freie Universität, andCharité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin.Both the Master and PhD programsare inter disciplinary and stronglyresearch oriented. They also offer amentoring program and are embeddedin a unique scientific e nvironment.The language of instruction is English.Career Options for Master StudentsThe MSc qualifies for jobs in the fieldof programming, machine learningand a scientific career.Career support for PostdocsPostdocs find support in the careercenters of the participating institutionswith network options, grants, entre preneurship etc.Contact InformationChair Prof. Dr. Klaus ObermayerCoordinator Lisa VelenosiE-mail [email protected]  www.computational- neuroscience- berlin.deFocusUnderstanding the functioning of thebrain requires collaboration betweenneurobiologists, neuro-psychologists,cognitive scientists, medical research ers, computer scientists, mathemati cians, physicists, and engineers, aswell as an ongoing interplay betweentheoretical and experimental approach es. Our goal is to educate master’s andPhD students to communicate acrossthese diverse disciplines and work onhighly challenging projects, enablingthem to contribute to the fast growingfield of neuroscience via their ownautonomous research.Research in the Master Programtakes the form of lab rotations andthe master’s thesis. In the structuredDoctoral Program the research proj ect is complemented by course work.Deadline for ApplicationMSc / PhD: 15 March.Pl aces  MSc: 15 per year; d octoral program: admission with other fundingmeasures is possible.Schol arships  Fellowships and paidPhD positions in associated labs areavailable.Tuition fee None.7

BerlinInternational Gr aduate Progr amMedic al Neurosciences8Medical Neurosciences, hosted by theCharité, offers research-focused trainingfor natural scientists and physicians.The program provides a thorough educa tion, qualifying for basic neuro sciencesas well as translational research. As partof the Cluster of Excellence NeuroCureand of the Einstein Center for Neuro sciences Berlin, it offers access to itsmany different research institutions,with research focuses ranging from mo lecular to systems neuroscience.Career Options for Master StudentsMost graduates pursue an academiccareer (PhD, Medical School). H ow e ver, transitions to industrialresearch, patent law and similarcareers in corporate environmentsoccur frequently.Career SupportMedical Neurosciences supports and isactively involved in the Career Develop ment Initiative which supports careerdevelopment inside and outside ofacademia.Contact InformationChair Prof. Dr. Helmut KettenmannCoordinator Dr. Benedikt SalmenE-mail [email protected]  urocure.dewww.ecn-berlin.deFocusThe Medical Neurosciences programcombines basic science and clinicalresearch into a translational approachfocusing on the central and peripheralnervous systems. Its structure enablesMSc and PhD students alike to devel op an individual curriculum, taking i ndividual backgrounds and projectrelated needs into account, so stu dents can tailor it to their interests andspecific research requirements. Apartfrom the Cluster of Excellence Neuro Cure and the Einstein Center for Neuro sciences, close cooperation with manyprograms and institutions includingthe Bernstein Center for ComputationalNeuroscience Berlin and the BerlinSchool of Mind and Brain, the BIHQUEST Center and Spark Berlin offerplenty of opportunities for traininginteractions and interdisciplinaryexchange.Deadline for ApplicationMSc: 15  J anuar y.PhD: 15 January, 15 May, 15 September.Places MSc: 15 per year; PhD: not limited.Tuition fee 2,500 / semester(only for MSc students).

BerlinMa ster Progr am Social , Cognitive,and Affective NeuroscienceThe MSc Social, Cognitive, and AffectiveNeuroscience at Freie Universität Berlinis a two-year integrated and research- oriented international study program.Students obtain broad theoretical andmethodological knowledge in analysingand predicting the neurocognitivefoundations of behaviour. The programqualifies students for scientific workin the fields of fundamental and appliedresearch with neurocognitive methods.Contact InformationChair Prof. Dr. Dirk OstwaldCoordinator Studienbüro PsychologieE-mail [email protected] e/social cognitiveaffective neuroscience /index.htmlFocusThe MSc program is hosted by thePsychology department and the Centerfor Cognitive Neuroscience Berlin.Work in the associated research groupsfocusses on the neural basis of percep tion, decision making, and affect,combining non-invasive neurocognitiveexperimentation (M/EEG, fMRI) andcomputational modelling. The first yearof the course comprises moduleson Statistical Methods, NeurocognitiveMethods and Programming, CognitiveNeuro s cience, Affective and SocialNeuro science, Developmental and Evo lutionary Neuroscience, and ClinicalNeuro science. The second course year isdedicated to individual research proj ects, including the Master thesis project.The hands-on approach of the secondyear is supplemented by a ResearchWorkshop and Neurocognitive Methodspractical. The program is open to domes tic and international students holdinga Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuro sciences, cognitive sciences, physics,biology, computer science, medicine oran equivalent of the aforementioned fields.The academic year starts in October.Deadline for Application31 May.Pl aces 20 per year.Schol arships None.Tuition fee None.9

BielefeldMSc / PhD Progr am “Behaviour: From Neur alMechanisms to E volution”10The English-taught two-year MSc pro gram “Behaviour: From Neural Mecha nisms to Evolution” at Bielefeld University provides a comprehensiveunderstanding of the fundamentalprinciples of autonomous adaptivebehaviour of animals and humans.It bridges the gap between neuro physiology and behavioural ecology.Centered in the Faculty of Biology,our interdisciplinary program co operates with the Center for CognitiveInteraction Technology (CITEC).Career Options for Master StudentsExcellent MSc students may changedirectly to the doctoral program afterthe successful completion of theirfirst year of studies.Contact InformationCoordinator Prof. Dr. Volker DürrE-mail [email protected]  ng the mechanisms thatallow animals and humans to behaveadaptively in complex environmentsis one of the most challenging tasks inscience. Our study program integratescomputational and experimentalapproaches. It focuses on the controlof behaviour by neuronal circuits aswell as on the evolution of behaviour.Emphasis during the first year is puton individual tutoring and intensivetraining in small groups. In the secondyear students will carry out projectsin different research groups. Seminartalks by internationally renownedscientists from other institutionsextend the scope of the program. Proj ects can be realised in a cooperativeinternational research institution.Deadline for ApplicationMSc: Online applications from 1 Juneuntil 15 July via https://movein-uni-; internationalstudents are particularly encouragedto apply early.PhD: Open PhD positions are advertisedby participating research groups.Applications should be directed to thehead of the advertising group.Pl aces  MSc: 14 per year; PhD: open.Tuition fee None.

BochumInternational Gr aduate School of NeuroscienceThe International Graduate Schoolof Neuroscience (IGSN) of the RuhrUniversity Bochum, offers researchand education opportunities in allaspects of neuroscience fromthe  molec ular level to higher cogni tive functions. The interdisciplinary nature is represented by the fourmember faculties of Biology, Chemis try,  Medicine, and Psychology andthe Institute for Neural Computation.FocusThe traditional educational approachof studying one academic disciplinecannot equip a modern neuroscientistto compete in the international field.Transdisciplinary and multidisciplinaryeducational approaches must beevolved to enable young neuroscientistsacquire the best possible groundingin neuroscience research.Contact InformationDirector / Dean of StudiesProf. Dr. Denise Manahan-VaughanCoordinator Ms Ursula Heiler, M. A.E-mail [email protected] IGSN incorporates neuroscien tists of high international renown, whowork in very diverse scientific disci plines, to achieve this goal. The missionof the IGSN is to generate a coopera tive synergy among these scientists,from which young neuroscientists canbenefit through the acquisition ofhigh-level transdisciplinary PhD training.Through highly-focused, individual ized PhD training, we aim to enablefast-track PhD training that culminatesin a qualitative PhD in Neurosciencewithin 36 months. Combined with softskills training and a state-of-the-artEnglish language curriculum, our goalis to give young neuroscientists fromall over the world the best possibleeducation, which will in turn serve asa launch-pad for an outstanding careerin the field of neuroscience.Deadline for ApplicationApplications are welcome throughoutthe year.Tuition fee None.11

BonnInternational Ma x Pl anck Rese arch School (IMPRS)for Br ain & Behavior12Uniting the Max Planck associatedresearch center caesar and the Universityof Bonn, a “University of Excellence”,the International Max Planck ResearchSchool (IMPRS) for Brain and Behavioroffers a competitive world-class PhDprogram in neuroscience since 2016.Our program offers 10 positions eachyear for outstanding students holdinga relevant Master’s or Bachelor’s degree.We especially encourage students fromneuroscience, mathematics, informatics,computer science, physics, engineering,and life science backgrounds to apply.We offer the possibility to perform labrotations before choosing a supervisor.The program is taught in English.Career Support for Doctoral StudentsTravel grants to attend internationalconferences; extended research stays atother institutions. Soft skills courses.Thesis advisory committee. Support bycoordinator and international office.Family support.Contact InformationSpeaker Prof. Dr. Jason KerrCoordinator Ezgi BulcaE-mail [email protected] www.imprs-brain-behavior.mpg.deFocusOur research program addresses howthe collective activity of the vastnumbers of interconnected neuronsin the brain gives rise to the plethoraof animal behaviors. The level ofanalysis ranges from understanding molecular signaling cascades in spinesduring learning to understanding howsensory and motor circuits are activatedin awake behaving animals. Studentsadmitted to this unique IMPRS programwill profit tremendously from the rangeof cutting-edge techniques as manyof the IMPRS faculty have developed keymethods that have been instrumentalin better understanding brain circuitfunction in the whole animal.Deadline for Application15 November.Pl aces  10.Schol arships All positions arefully-funded.Tuition fee None.

BonnBonn International Gr aduate School (BIGS)of NeuroscienceThe BIGS Neuroscience program atthe University of Bonn is designed foraspiring neuroscientist and offers anexcellent education that imparts a broadneuroscientific knowledge and qualifiesfor a career in basic or translationalresearch. The program provides accessto the Bonn Neuroscience communitywith topics ranging from molecular andcellular neurobiology to psychology.Students can use advanced technologyplatforms and core facilities. BIGSNeuroscience cooperates with otherlocal graduate programs such as theInternational Max Planck ResearchSchool for Brain and Behavior and theBIGS Clinical and Populations Science.Career Support for PostdocsHigh quality mentoring, summer school,soft skills and methods courses andcomprehensive career developmentprograms. The competitive BIGS Neuro science Thesis Award is awarded an nually to the best thesis. Prerequisitesfor the award are the successful comple tion of the thesis and the BIGS Neuro science curriculum.Contact InformationChair Prof. Dr. Christian HennebergerCoordinators  Paunica Giesler,Dr. Anne BoehlenE-mail [email protected] /[email protected]  www.bigs-neuroscience.deFocusBIGS Neuroscience specializes in edu cating doctoral students in the molecu lar and cellular mechanisms underlyingcomplex behavior and enables themto apply these to understand brain dis orders. Our structured, interdisciplinaryprogram includes scientists across fac ulties (Mathematics & Natural Sciences,Medicine, Arts) and research centers(University of Bonn, German Center forNeurodegenerative Diseases, ResearchInstitute Caesar in the Max Planck A ssociation). The curriculum consists ofa summer school, a student retreat,method and soft skills courses, progressreports, scientific seminars as well asposter and oral presentations. Dependingon their academic education, doctoralstudents can graduate with one of thefollowing degrees: Dr. rer. nat., Ph. D.,M. D./Ph. D., Dr. phil.Deadline for ApplicationDate of each year: Applications are wel come throughout the year. Applicantsmust have a position in one of the re search groups within BIGS Neurosciencebefore enrolling in our program. Pleaseconsult our webpage.Pl aces Not restricted.Tuition fee None.13

BonnMa ster Progr am in Neurosciences14The MSc Neurosciences at the Univer sity of Bonn is a two-year researchoriented, international study program.The curriculum is entirely taught inEnglish and divided into modules,combining courses, lectures, seminarsand laboratory work.The major objective of the MScNeurosciences program is to train talented students in the rapidly expand ing field of Neuroscience.The Bonn International GraduateSchool (BIGS) Neuroscience and theInternational Max Planck ResearchSchool (IMPRS) for Brain and Behaviorprovide a coordinated curriculumthat builds upon our Master ProgramNeurosciences.Career Options for Master StudentsSuccessful graduates are proficientto engage in future ground-breakingresearch and start careers in a largevariety of associated medical andbiological fields.Contact InformationChair Prof. Dr. Christian Steinhäuser,Prof. Dr. Gerhard von der EmdeCoordinator Dr. Silke KünzelE-mail [email protected]  www.neurosciences.uni-bonn.deFocusDuring the first semester three compul sory modules in neuroanatomy, neuro physiology and molecular neurobiologyprovide the basics in neurosciences.Additionally, students have to chooseone elective module. In the secondsemester a fourth compulsory modulepropagates knowledge in statistics,research ethics, and scientific writing.Three elective modules from differentresearch fields complete the secondsemester. In the third semester studentshave to select two compulsory practicaltrainings. Finally, in the fourth semester,the program is completed by writingthe Master’s thesis.The program is open to domestic andinternational students holding a Bache lor’s degree or higher in one of the lifesciences, including biology, neuro sciences, medicine, pharmacy, biochem istry, biophysics, or related fields. Theacademic year starts in mid-October,following a week of orientation. Applica tions are welcome even if the requireddegree has not been awarded by the timeof application as long as this will beconferred before courses start in October.Deadline for Application15 March.Pl aces 20 per year.Tuition fee None.

BremenMSc Gr aduate Progr am MA STER OF NEUROSCIENCESThe international Master of Neuro sciences Program at the Center for Cog nitive Sciences in Bremen educatesstudents to become researchers in thefield of cognitive neuroscience, includ ing pathologies that afflict the brain.The program is conducted by an inter disciplinary team of researchers frombiology, physics, and psychology, pro viding in-depth education in all fun damental aspects of modern neuro science – spanning the range frommathematical and neuro-computationalconcepts to hands-on experience insingle- and multi-electrode recordings,optogenetics, neuropharmacology,and functional imagingCareer Options for Master StudentsThe program allows access to neuro scientific basic and clinical researchas well as many industrial sectors.Contact InformationCoordinator Prof. Dr. Michael KochE-mail [email protected] main focus of the program is oncognitive neurosciences. In the firstsemester, students acquire basic theo retical knowledge in cellular, molec ular, systemic, theoretical and clinicalneurosciences and practical experienceby attending courses of programmingand laboratory animal science. Thesecond term allows students to focuson their individual interests by choosingthree advanced practical modules.Consolidation and application of theadvanced theoretical and practicalknowledge and training of abilities inthe area of experimental design andscientific communication is the aim oftwo lab rotations in the third termwhich can be made in another instituteor clinic in Germany or abroad, fol lowed by a Master’s project in the lastterm. Due to their broad education,our students are highly appreciated.80 % of them start with a PhD after fin ishing their Master studies.Deadline for Application30 April.Pl aces 20 per year (MSc).Tuition fee None.15

Fr ankfurtInternational Ma x Pl anck Rese arch School (IMPRS)for Neur al Circuits16The IMPRS for Neural Circuits is agraduate program, which was estab lished by the Max Planck Institute forBrain research in 2011. The programoffers talented students holding arelevant Master’s or Bachelor’s degreeup to ten positions every year for toperform research resulting in a PhD.IMPRS for Neural Circuits offers amultidisciplinary educational program(taught in English) and research ex perience in the participating institutionsof the Frankfurt Neuroscience commu nity to excellent doctoral students withbackgrounds in neuroscience, mathe matics, physics, computer science, (bio)chemistry, biology and medicine. Theeducational program includes laboratoryrotations and neuroscience courses butalso in trainings in transferable skillsas well as summer schools, lectureseries and exchange programs with ex cellent research institutes abroad.A special fast track option is offeredto excellent students holding a Bache lor’s as their highest degree.Contact InformationSpeaker Prof. Dr. Gilles Laurent(Max Planck Institute for Brain Research)Coordinator Dr. Irina Epstein (MaxPlanck Institute for Brain Research)E-mail [email protected]  www.imprs.brain.mpg.deFocusThe common focus of the IMPRS forNeural Circuits is the understanding ofneural circuits (from the simple tothe large and complex), at all scalesrequired to achieve this understanding.This ambitious objective requiresanalyses at the molecular, cellular,multicellular, network and behaviorallevels, with the full understandingthat macroscopic phenomena (spatialpatterns, dynamics) can be scale- dependent, and that reductionism isnot always sufficient as a method.The IMPRS Faculty are 22 Frankfurtneuroscientists from Max PlanckInstitute for Brain Research, Max PlanckInstitute of Biophysics, Goethe Univer sity, Ernst Strüngmann Institute forNeuroscience and Frankfurt Institutefor Advanced Studies.Deadline for Application1 December.Pl aces Up to 10 per year (fully funded).Tuition fee None.

FreiburgInterdisciplinary Ma ster Progr am in NeuroscienceThe MSc Neuroscience program pro vides theoretical and practical trainingin neuroscience, covering both thefoundations and the latest research inthe field. We offer specialisations incomputational neuroscience, neuralcircuits and behavior, and neurotech nology and our modular course structurecaters to the specific backgroundsand research interests of each student.Contact InformationChair Prof. Dr. Carsten MehringCoordinator Dr. Birgit AhrensE-mail [email protected]  www.mscneuro.uni-freiburg.deFocusThe English-taught two-year courseis offered by labs from three facultiesand research centers. Transcendingthe neuroscientific disciplines, ourprogram takes an integrated approach:incorporating skill training and edu cation in a wide range of theoreticaland experimental methods, studentsare encouraged to approach prob lems from different angles. The pro gram starts in October and will lasttwo years. After finishing your firstterm learning the methodological andscientific foundations, you have theopportunity to select an individualresearch path. Graduates of the neuro sciences have made academic careersas lecturers and professors. They canalso be found in the healthcare andservice sectors.Deadline for Application31 May.Pl aces 25 per year.Tuition fee Tuition fee for internationalstudents (non EU-citizens) and for asecond degree – please read followingWeb-Page: udy-fees?setlanguage en17

FreiburgPhD Progr am in Computational Neuroscienceand Neurotechnology18What are the theoretical foundationsand basic mechanisms of brain function?And how can this knowledge be appliedin the development of prostheses andinterfaces that directly connect to thenervous system? The Bernstein CenterFreiburg (BCF ) has been establishedas the university’s central scientificfacility to provide a platform to organizethis branch of research in Freiburg.Contact InformationChair Prof. Dr. Stefan RotterCoordinator Prof. Dr. Stefan RotterE-mail [email protected] and-training/braindiscFocusThe BCF offers a multi-disciplinary PhDprogram in Computational Neuro science & Neurotechnology. In an inter national team of PhD students fromthe natural sciences, mathematics,engineering sciences or computerscience you will acquire the scientificand methodological skills of our dis ciplines, while keeping track of thelatest findings at the BCF and beyond.Our training offers a solid foundationfor an academic or application-orientedcareer.Deadline for ApplicationApplications are welcome throughoutthe year.Pl aces Varies annually.Tuition fee None.

Göt tingenGöt tingen Gr aduate Center for Neurosciences,Biophysics, and Molecul ar BiosciencesThe integrated MSc / PhD / MD-PhD Pro gram / International Max Planck ResearchSchool for Neurosciences is open forcandidates with a Bachelor’s degree inthe natural sciences and related fields.The program is part of the GöttingenGraduate Center for Neurosciences,Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences(GGNB) offered by the University ofGöttingen, the Max Planck Institutes forExperimental Medicine, for BiophysicalChemistry, for Self-Organization andDynamics, and the German PrimateCenter. All courses are taught in English.Scholarships are available.Career Options for Master StudentsAfter the first MSc year BSc graduatesmay qualif y for direct admission toa PhD project without completinga master’s thesis (fast track). Alterna tively, the PhD phase can be startedafter a six-month MSc thesis.MSc graduates are invited to directlyapply to GGNB.Career Support for PostdocsGGNB runs its own Career Service Unitto support postdoctoral researchers andlate-stage doctoral students.Contact InformationCoordinator Dr. Jonas BarthE-mail [email protected]  gen.deFocusSuccessful applicants with a BSc degreeparticipate in a multidisciplinary,research-oriented program. Throughoutthe first MSc year a comprehensivelecture series covers relevant fields inmolecular, cellular, behavioral, theoreti cal and clinical neurosciences. Classmembers carry out three researchprojects of two months each. Specialemphasis is put on individual advice andintensive training in small groups.The transition to the three-year PhDperiod can either be direct via the fasttrack (no MSc

Bonn International Graduate School (BIGS) of Neuroscience —13 Master Program in Neurosciences (MSc) —14 Bremen Graduate Program Master of Neurosciences (MSc) — 15 frankfurt International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Neural Circuits (PhD, Fast Track) —16 frei BurG Interdisciplinary Master Program in Neuro science — 17