Application for Masters Programs

For each of the three neuroscience masters programs, 15 places are available per year and they will be awarded according to qualification and experience of the applicant.

To apply for one of the places, you will have to use the University of Tübingen ‘Online Application Portal’. Applications for the next terms, respectively, will be possible from October 15 until January 15 (for the courses that start in the upcoming winter terms - i.e., September/October).

Once you have entered the ‘Online Application Portal’, you will be guided through the complete procedure. Please take your time and read the instructions carefully (see Application Procedure). In case you have problems with your online application, please check the FAQs under ‘Contact’. For further queries regarding specific requirements for your desired neuroscience masters program, you are welcome to also contact the Graduate Training Centre by e-mail:

Summary of important dates during the application and selection procedure:

Subject tests: February 06 - 07, 2020 (main date), deviations of +/- 3 days possible depending on test centre


Neural Information Processing: March 4 - 5, 2020
Neural & Behavioural Sciences: March 5 - 6, 2020
Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience: March 4 - 5, 2020

Letters of Admission: End of March 2020

Specific requirements – documents to be uploaded

Before you start with filling in your online application, you should prepare the following essential documents, which need to be uploaded as pdf-files (small sized!) and submitted along with your application.

Statement of Academic Purpose. Please present and discuss your academic and career objectives. Be as specific as you can about your particular interests in neuroscience and why you plan to pursue your graduate studies in Tübingen. Beyond what is apparent from your transcripts, describe your preparation for the neuroscience program (e.g., research projects in which you have participated). Your statement is an important part of the application. It should be clear, concise, and well-crafted (1 page at most).

English Proficiency Requirements. All applicants whose native language is not English must show proof of English proficiency (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS).
 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.

Transcripts & Degree Certificate. Applicants have to submit complete academic records and copies of degrees awarded (Bachelor's degree certificate). Transcripts or degree certificates issued in languages other than German or English must be accompanied by a German or English translation. Applications are welcome even if the required degree (B.Sc.) has not been awarded by the time of application, as long as the degree will be conferred before courses start in October.


FAQs: Application for Master´s program

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