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Systems Neuroscience

University of Göttingen

36 months
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About

The doctoral program "Systems Neuroscience" is a member of the Göttingen Graduate Center for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB), offered at The University of Göttingen. 

Overview

The Systems Neuroscience programme is hosted by the Center for Systems Neuroscience (CSN) and is conducted jointly by the University of Göttingen, the German Primate Center, the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, and the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine. Please see the webpage (Center for Systems Neuroscience (CSN)) for detailed information.

Features

The research-oriented program is taught in English and open to students who hold a Master's degree (or equivalent) in the life sciences, medicine, or related fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Translational neuroscience focuses 
  • Functional brain imaging techniques 
  • Primates as model organisms

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We have no application deadlines and PhD projects in our center can start throughout the year.

Credits

20 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • our cover sheet (pdf),
  • certificates of other relevant examinations (e.g. GRE, if available),
  • English proficiency certificates 
  • statement by (prospective) supervisor incl. preliminary title, starting date of PhD project, prospective thesis committee members (if already known), details on funding (contract/stipend, funding source, duration of funding). If funding is not yet available for the entire duration of PhD or if supervisors plans lab move: include declaration by department that they will take over the supervision and funding.
  • short abstract of your PhD thesis half or one A4-page (is only required for the application for the programs Molecular Biology of Cells, Cellular and Molecular Physiology of the Brain and Systems Neuroscience)
  • optionally: max. two reference letters,
  • optionally: 1 (one) passport photograph.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • Tuition for doctoral studies is fully subsidized by the government for international and domestic students.
  • The administrative semester fee is approx. 300 EUR 

Living costs for Göttingen

730 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Usually, the research group or department provides funding to their doctoral students in the form of either an employment contract or a scholarship (approx. monthly amount of scholarship or net salary: 1100-1400 EUR).

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