Interdisciplinary Neuroscience PhD Program 2020 @ University of Tübingen, Germany

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Interdisciplinary Neuroscience PhD Program 2020: The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and the University of Tübingen invite students from all over the world to apply for their interdisciplinary 5-year PhD program leading to a PhD in Neuroscience.

The PhD program is a collaboration between the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and the University of Tübingen. It is closely affiliated with the renowned Graduate Training Centre of Neuroscience, the centerpiece of neuroscience training in Tübingen.

Full funding will be available for top-ranked applicants.


Students from all countries in the world are welcome to apply.

The University of Tübingen is looking for talented, curious and open-minded young scientists with strong backgrounds in neuroscience, biomedical sciences, computational science, applied mathematics, statistics, artificial intelligence, or engineering.

The eligibility requirements are:

  • a Bachelor´s degree (GPA 2.5 or higher) or an equivalent qualification from a recognized university or accredited academic institution. Students from Asian countries need to obtain the APS certificate.
  • three letters of recommendation stating that there is strong evidence that the applicant is capable of successfully completing the Master´s program and doing appropriate research at the doctoral level
  • proof of English proficiency. All applicants whose native language is not English must show proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or CAE). Exempted from this proof are students who (1) graduated from a college/university where the medium of instruction was English or (2) German students who had English as a foreign language at a German Gymnasium for at least 8 years.


Students in good standing on the 5-year PhD program will receive a tax-free stipend and a variety of other forms of support:

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During the study phase, students will be funded by a monthly scholarship offered by the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics.

Important Dates

Application is due: December 15th

Referee reports due into the GTC: December 15th

Subject tests: February 6 + 7, 2020 (main date), deviations of +/- 3 days possible depending on test centre

Interviews: March 4-6, 2020

official website


Graduate Training Centre of Neuroscience
University of Tübingen
Österbergstr. 3
72074 Tübingen – Germany

PD Dr. Marc Himmelbach
Head of the Graduate Training Centre
phone (+49) 7071-29-77177

Dr. Susanne Kamphausen
Coordinator Doctoral Program
office hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 – 11:30am
phone (+49) 7071-29-73659

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