Academic requirements

An excellent academic performance and prior research experience is expected. Distinctive proficiency in textbook knowledge of the relevant scientific disciplines is essential. Applicants must hold, or anticipate receiving before taking up PhD thesis work, an undergraduate degree in one of the following disciplines:

  • Life sciences
  • Natural sciences
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Physics
  • Applied mathematics
  • Medicine

In general, a very good Master degree or equivalent is required. Applicants holding an excellent BSc degree are also welcome to apply, given that independent research and a written thesis is part of the curriculum. Candidates holding a medical degree must have completed their course of study before starting their PhD thesis, including the exam equivalent to the German 2nd State Exam. If there are doubts on whether your degree will allow you to apply, please contact the coordination office (contact coordinatioin office).

Language requirements

The language of BIGS Neuroscience is English and very good proficiency in English is required.