PhD Positions in Neuroscience – Germany

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Ruhr-Universität Bochum

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Applications are invited for 10 PhD positions in Neuroscience at The International Graduate School of Neuroscience (IGSN), Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.


The International Graduate School of Neuroscience (IGSN) offers an English language PhD programme in all aspects of neuroscience from the molecular level to higher cognitive functions.

The IGSN was founded in October 2001 as an initiative of the Northrhine-Westfalian government to provide a forum for PhD candidates with superior academic track records. The IGSN offers an international network of renowned scientists, world leading supervisors and provides an excellent scientific environment.

Research projects specialise in the areas of molecular, developmental, systems, cognitive, clinical or computational neuroscience, and comprise intensive training in state-of-the-art methods, as well as supervision by internationally renowned neuroscientists.

Research projects will be accompanied by high-level tuition in the field of neuroscience, in English. The 36-month programme will culminate with a PhD in Neuroscience.


For PhD positions in Neuroscience, applicants must hold a Masters, Diploma or equivalent degree in Biology, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Psychology, or other related fields and should have completed an experimental thesis. Medical students must hold the equivalent of a MD.

Competition for the available positions is strong. To be considered for the programme, the final grade of the obtained degree must be equivalent or better than the grade “good” (Note 1.7- Gut) in the German educational system. The following information for selected countries and regions gives an indication of grade levels.

Eastern Europe: minimum grade of 5.0/6.0

India: minimum grade 75% or GPA 7.5/10 with NET/CSIR; applications from IITs and the IIS are especially welcome.

Pakistan: minimum 75% or GPA 3.8/5.0

China: minimum 80% or GPA 3.2/4.0 (In the case that applicants from China are admitted to the (BSc-)PhD-programme of the IGSN, no official certificate from the Akademische Prüfstelle at the German embassy in Beijing will be required by the IGSN)


The International Graduate School of Neuroscience offers an Online Application (see link below).

The application consists of three parts:

  1. Online Application
    2. Completion of cover sheet after successful Online Application
    3. Submission of two recommendation letters


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