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What will I learn?

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

The scientific profile of the program is characterized by the three research foci of the Center for Systems Neuroscience (CSN):

  • Translational neuroscience focuses on research that enables the transfer of results from basic science to human diseases. Core topics include neurodegenerative diseases, schizophrenia and neuroprotection.
  • Functional brain imaging techniques have developed into one of the most versatile tools in neuroscience. In Göttingen a cluster of EEG-labs flanks two groups that operate several MRI systems at different field strengths for the use on humans and experimental animals. Collaborative projects focus on research addressing human brain disorders (incl. rodent models) and sensory information processing.
  • Primates as model organisms: The German Primate Center (DPZ) provides unique opportunities for systems level neuroscience research. Research foci include basic research into higher-level processes in the visual cortex (e.g. attention, motor planning) and clinical research on neurological and psychiatric human diseases (e.g. depression, stress, Parkinson).

Study options

Full Time (6 semesters)

Tuition fees
Semester fees: For Winter - €355.31; For summer - €375.31 (Given winter and summer fee includes Administration fees, Student body fees, Railway Ticket fees, Bus Ticket fees, Culture Ticket fees, Studentenwerk fee)
Start date

Expected October 2022

Venue

University of Gottingen

Wilhelmsplatz 4,

GOTTINGEN,

Lower Saxony,

37073, Germany

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Student must have Master degree or equivalent in relevant fields.

For international students

Open to students who hold a Master's degree (or equivalent) in the life sciences, medicine, or related fields.

For students from non-English speaking countries, English language proficiency equivalent to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is required. A level of B1 in German is recommended. TOEFL iBT: 79 – 93 IELTS: 6.5.

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