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Neuroscience, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #18 (QS) ,
Neuroscience has become an extremely exciting field during the last decade: important milestone discoveries about the nervous system have been made, and new technologies have become available. Despite these advances, it is still a mystery how the brain works!

About

The EPFL PhD Program in Neuroscience (EDNE) provides its students with training from the genetic to the behavioural level including:

  • molecular;
  • cellular;
  • cognitive;
  • computational neuroscience;
  • neuroprosthetics.

Students matriculate in the highly dynamic and interdisciplinary environment of the EPFL, in the Brain Mind Institute (School of Life Sciences), in the Human Brain Project, in the Center for Neuroprosthetics or in other research groups affiliated to our Program.

There is a close cooperation between our program and the Neuroscience programs of the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne (LN Doctoral School).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    12 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to practical aspects of animal experimentation and animal facilities
  • Neuroscience and Neurophilosophy
  • Topics in computational neuroscience
  • Microscopy for Life Science
  • Basic principles of drug action at the nervous system
  • Responsible Conduct in Biomedical Research
  • Scientific writing for biomedical articles

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    95

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General Requirements

You will be asked to upload a pdf version of the following documents:

  • Official transcripts of diplomas and grades from all academic institutions of higher education you list in your application (after and not including high-school)
  • Certified translations of diplomas and grades into English if not originally in French, German, Italian or English
  • Statement of objectives
  • A copy of your passport or official identity document showing your name in full.

Tuition Fee

  • For students with a Master degree of a foreign university, CHF 150.00
  • For students with a Master degree of a Swiss university, CHF 50.00

Living costs for Lausanne

  • 1609 - 1980 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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