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Master's Program Neurosciences

The Master of Science in Neurosciences at the University of Bonn is a two-year research-oriented, international study program. The curriculum is taught entirely in English and divided into modules, combining courses, lectures, seminars, and laboratory work.

About the Program

Learn more about the Master's program in Neurosciences at Bonn University.

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The major objective of the MSc in Neurosciences program is to train talented students in the rapidly expanding field of Neuroscience. Successful graduates will be proficient to engage in future ground-breaking research and start careers in a large variety of associated medical and biological fields. 

The program is open to domestic and international students holding a Bachelor's degree or higher in one of the life sciences, including Biology, Neurosciences, Medicine, Psychology, Biochemistry, Physics, Chemistry, Pharmacy, or related fields. The academic year starts in mid-October, following a week of orientation (the first or second week of October). Applications are welcome until March 15 of the year of enrolment.


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Why study Neurosciences in Bonn?

Find following some of the good reasons to study in our program.


Up-to-date Interdisciplinarity

The MSc Neurosciences program aims towards an integrated understanding of modern neurosciences over the full spectrum of current research.

The curriculum covers the whole field of neuroscience from molecular and cellular neurobiology to behavior and clinical neuroscience.



More than 40 teachers are involved in teaching talented students in the rapidly expanding field of neurosciences in modules combining courses, lectures, seminars, and laboratory work.



Bonn holds a vibrant neuroscience community, renowned for its high-profile research activities in the fields of neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, neuroimmunology, molecular neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, and neurogenetics.

The University of Bonn is one of the most renowned institutions for research and teaching in Germany.


No tution fees

No tuition fees will be charged for domestic and international students of the Master's program in Neurosciences.

Students are required to pay a mandatory student service contribution which includes a student transit pass covering certain public transport offers in the Rhein-Sieg Public Transportation Network (VRS-Ticket) and across North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW-Ticket). 

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Learn more about the modules and the academic calendar.

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Learn more about entry requirements and application.

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Find more about accommodation, visa, student life, finances.

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Student Council

The Neurosciences student council (Fachschaft) is set up to represent all master students and to promote their interests within the Master's program. This includes keeping a keen eye on the quality of the educational program, as well as improving and increasing communication between the Neuroscience board and master students. In regular meetings with the coordinators of the Master's program, the Neurosciences student council represents the student's interests to the best of their abilities.

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The Bonn International Graduate Schools (BIGS) Neuroscience, BIGS Drugs, and the Max Planck International Research School (IMPRS) for Brain and Behavior provide a coordinated curriculum that builds upon our Master's Program Neurosciences. Those schools give the Master's students excellent prospects to advance their scientific qualifications in Bonn. On the other hand, recruiting young neuroscientists in these graduate programs is an essential competitive advantage for Bonn as a research location.

The program is involved in the European University NeurotechEU, an alliance of nine leading European universities and over 250 partners from industry, academia, and civil society that have set themselves the mission of building an innovative, trans-European network of excellence for brain research and technologies.

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The program MSc Neurosciences represents a collaboration of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine and external research institutions. Accordingly, our program module supervisors and lecturers come from a wide range of research fields and have different scientific backgrounds..

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You can learn more about the institutions participating in teaching here.

Current note

The coordination office will be closed between December 20, 2023 - January 8, 2024.

Coordination Office Master's program Neurosciences

Please get in touch with us with any questions regarding the program.


Dr. Silke Künzel

Program Management

+49 228 / 287-11837


Building 81, Room 65, ground floor

Venusberg-Campus 1

53127 Bonn

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