Doctorate On Campus


Heidelberg University

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The main goal of the Doctoral programme in Neurosciences, of the Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences at the Heidelberg University is to promote the quality of science performed by its members, boost collaboration, provide joint service units, and contribute to the integration of basic and clinical neurosciences.


Accordingly, the Doctoral Neurosciences programme of the Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences at the Heidelberg University  provides research opportunities in the fields of Neuroanatomy, Neurobiology, Clinical Neurobiology, Neurophysiology, Developmental Neuroscience, Behavioural Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience and Medical Cell Biology.

Thesis Supervision

In addition to day-to-day supervision, each doctoral student has a thesis advisory committee consisting of the leader of the group in which a majority of the thesis work is conducted, and two additional advisors, who supervise the student’s research. 

Programme Structure

Methods courses include: 

  • Course Work
  • Seminars
  • Methods Courses
  • Lectures with invited speakers 

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Master's, Diploma or equivalent degree.
Guidelines and requirements for the doctoral thesis are set forth in the „Promotionsordnung“ of the University of Heidelberg for the Faculty of Biological Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine. The „Promotionsordung“ stipulates that all doctoral students of the Faculty of Biological Sciences are obliged to participate in a doctoral student programme.

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Living costs for Heidelberg

922 - 1397 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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