International Graduate Program Medical Neurosciences
Please note that from the winter term of 2017, we have to charge EUR 2,500 per semester plus the usual administrative fee of roughly EUR 300 per semester.
Documents to submit for the online application:
Admission to MedNeuro is highly competitive. Therefore, we have developed a 6 step selection process which runs from the application deadline on 15 January to a final admission decision by the end of March:
You apply to our program by using our online application system. The portal is currently closed and will re-open in December.
Late applications submitted by email or post will not be considered without any notification.
We ask you to sit a first admission test which we co-ordinate with other German Graduate Schools of Neuroscience. The test will be held at various locations in Germany and abroad. This test will test your basic to advanced knowledge in biology, cell-biology, chemistry and physics.
The two-hour test consists of multiple choice questions in the fields of general and neurobiology (10 questions), cell biology (10 questions), chemistry (20 questions), and physics (20 questions). The test will ask for general knowledge (Bachelor's level) in these fields. For each multiple choice question 5 answers are offered of which only one answer is correct. Negative marking will not be applied for incorrectly answered questions.
The style and level of the multiple choice questions are similar to the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Subject Tests. Handbooks for this GRE subject test as well as common undergraduate textbooks are therefore recommended for preparation. Free sample questions from the GRE subject test are available on the GRE website (see "Test Preparation/Subject Tests).
See more details on our partner's website.
The admission committee would like to get a better picture of you and your academic career and ambitions to join the program. Before the interviews will take place, either over Skype/phone or during the Symposium, please submit the following document(s):
In order for us to get to know promising applicants personally and for you to get to know students, faculty and institutes in Berlin, we will organize a 2 or 3 day admission symposium. Here, you have the opportunity to
Unfortunately, we are not able to reimburse your participation in the symposium. Applicants who cannot attend will have to give an interview over the skype and sit the neuroscience-specific test with a proctor you choose and communicate to us.
Once all interviews have been conducted and all test results are in, the admission’s commission will convene for final selection of the applicants. You will be informed of the admission decision shortly thereafter. Please note that your admission is conditional depending on the evaluation of your credentials (see below, step 6).
IELTS (acad.) min. Band 6.5
CAE min. Grade C
TOEFL paper min. 580
TOEFL computer min. 237
TOEFL internet min. 92
The can be found in the download area.