BIGS Neuroscience

Welcome to the Bonn International Graduate School of Neuroscience. BIGS Neuroscience offers a structured 3-year doctoral program in a top-class, internationally competitive environment. The school pursues an interdisciplinary approach to the rapidly developing field of neuroscience. A particular focus of BIGS Neuroscience and the Bonn Neuroscience community is to gain insights into the molecular and cellular processes that underlie complex behavior and to investigate disorders of the central nervous system with the aim of discovering the underlying mechanisms and developing new treatment methods.

Our affiliated scientists come from the Faculties of Medicine, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and Arts of the University of Bonn, the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases within the Helmholtz Association (DZNE), and the Max Planck Society’s Caesar Research Institute.

Research Groups

Our research environment is highly collaborative, with groups employing interdisciplinary approaches that integrate experiments with computation and theory.

Teaching program

BIGS Neuroscience provides an excellent introduction to a wide range of neuroscience topics and to the innovative technologies that drive neuroscience research. Training measures are complemented by mentoring, soft skills courses and comprehensive career development programs. Our goal is to inspire our talented students to make high-impact and innovative research contributions to the field of neuroscience and to foster their scientific career. As all courses are held in English, enrollment in the program requires advanced English language skills.

Admissions Info

JOIN THE BIGS NEUROSCIENCE COMMUNITY

We are delighted that you would like to participate in our international, structured doctoral program at the University of Bonn. Doctoral students have the opportunity to apply to more than 40 research groups. If  you are interested in this international doctoral program in Neuroscience – APPLY NOW!

Students

Our doctoral students are prospective neuroscientists from all over the world. More than 100 doctoral students are currently enrolled at our graduate school, of whom about 50% come from abroad!
 Students are represented by the BIGS Neuroscience Student Council. If you have any questions about the Graduate School, don’t hesitate to contact us! To find out more about the people behind the Student Council, read more!

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