Graduate School of Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Deadline: Jan 15, 2024
78 place StudyQA ranking:1204 Duration:2 years

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Courses include lectures on functional neuroanatomy, sensory and motor systems, neurophysiology, cellular and molecular biology of neurons and glia, neurochemistry and neurotransmitters, neurogenetics, developmental neurobiology, genetic and molecular basis of neurological and psychiatric diseases, neuroglia, microscopy and molecular imaging techniques, tissue culture and tissue engineering. Detailed course descriptions can be found on the Graduate School's website. The two laboratory rotations and the Master's thesis can be done in labs chosen by students.

Educational organisation

The Master's course lasts four semesters and consists of five units. The first and second units (14 and 13 weeks) are devoted to theoretical training (lectures, seminars, tutorials, journal clubs) with an examination period at the end. Laboratory rotations take place in the third and fourth units (ten weeks). The fifth unit is set aside for the six-month Master's thesis.

Study abroad unit(s)

Not required


Two internships of ten weeks have to be completed in the third and fourth semesters.

Forms of assessment

Courses are generally concluded with written exams at the end of the semester. For some courses, oral exams or seminar presentations are required. Laboratory rotations are concluded with a written report. A total of 65 credits will be earned in theoretical courses (lectures, seminars) while laboratory rotations and the Master's thesis earn 55 credits overall.

Course objectives

The research-oriented Master's course provides state-of-the-art theoretical and practical training in basic and clinical neuroscience. Students who complete the Master's course successfully are ideally prepared to pursue a demanding doctoral project in one of the research laboratories in Tübingen.

Language requirements

Applicants must provide proof of their English language skills.

Academic requirements

BSc in Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Genetics, Molecular Biology or a related field

Enrolment fees

Enrolment fee: 142.10 EUR per semester (students' services organisation)

Costs of living

  • Accommodation: 200-350 EUR per month
  • Health insurance student's rate: approx. 90 EUR per month
  • Matriculation fee: 142.10 EUR per semester

Job opportunities

Students may find jobs as junior research assistants in the laboratories associated with the school.

Funding opportunities within the university

International students may receive a scholarship from the Graduate School amounting to 600-700 EUR per month, depending on the student's performance.

Arrival support

Students arriving at Stuttgart airport will be picked up and escorted to their accommodation.

Services and support for international students

During their first days in Tübingen, students will be escorted to public authorities, including the foreigners' office, bank, health insurance, the registrar's office at the university, etc. Furthermore, the school will provide basic German language courses and an orientation course, introducing students to the university and the city of Tübingen, in addition to guidance by academic tutors.


Accommodation is available in student halls of residence for 225-350 EUR per month. Off-campus accommodation is generally more expensive. Reservations for a room in the student halls of residence will be made by the Graduate School on request.
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