Study Neurosciences in Germany: 23 Universities with 32 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2020/2021)

Updated: 10-20-2020 | Reading Time: 6 minutes

Expertise in the field of Neurosciences is in high demand, and the research landscape and innovations in this field are flourishing in Germany. One example of this is in the number of startups that were founded in the last years. For example, NeuroLife Medizintechnik is located in Essen and focuses on electronic stimulations to treat neuromuscular dysfunctions. Magdeburg-based, neotiv, developed new perspectives in Alzheimer’s research.

As a Master’s student in one of Germany’s English-taught programs in Neurosciences, you can be well prepared for a career in academia or on the private market: The courses offered typically include an internship, project phases or lab rotations to give you practical experience. The programs offered are ideal for students looking for a research-intensive course of study among a leading and vibrant community of neuroscientists. Use the StudyFinder to browse your options and see which programs fit your profile best.

Overview

32

Study Programs in English

23

Universities

20

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

0,- € (30 programs for EU citizens, 28 programs for Non-EU)

Maximum:

4,140 € per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadline

Winter Semester

between January 15 and August 31

Summer Semester

between July 15 and July 15

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Top-ranked German Universities in Neurosciences

#32Times Higher Education Ranking
LMU - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

public University

No. of Students: approx.51,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #52, QS World University Rankings #62
#43Times Higher Education Ranking
Technical University of Munich

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx.41,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #57, QS World University Rankings #61
#70Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
University of Bonn

public University

No. of Students: approx.38,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € (per semester)

Times Higher Education Ranking #105, QS World University Rankings #255
#80Times Higher Education Ranking
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx.7,400 students

Program Fees: 2,500 € (per semester)

#86Times Higher Education Ranking
University of Freiburg

public University

No. of Students: approx.24,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € - 1,500 € (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #101-150, QS World University Rankings #186

Tuition fees

30
28
2
1
1
0

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2020/2021

Summer Semester 2021

Open Programs

No Programs open for application

5 Programs open for application

Application Requirements

Master degrees in Neurosciences are targeted at students who gained a first academic degree in Neurosciences or related fields such as Cognitive Science, Biology, Psychology, Physics, Computer Science, Biomedicine, Language Development, depending on the program’s specialization. For most programs, entrance tests or interviews are not part of the admissions process, you only have to hand in standard certificates (your first degree certificate, a transcript of records). These typically include your CV, a letter of motivation and sometimes an academic essay or references. Additionally, you will have to prove your English language abilities with a language certificate. Note that a number of programs require excellent English skills on a C1 level. For some programs, you will have to demonstrate additional prior knowledge in certain fields, such as statistics and quantitative research methods, experimental cognitive science, or sufficient knowledge in mathematics.

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Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
71.9% local admission restriction (local NC)
9.4% no admission restriction
18.7% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

62.5% directly at University
37.5% via Uni-Assist

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

5 (1 program)

Minimum

72 (1 program)

Minimum

0 (21 programs)

Maximum

7 (4 programs)

Maximum

100 (1 program)

Maximum

0 (21 programs)

IELTS Band

Minimum

5 (1 program)

Maximum

7 (4 programs)

TOEFL Scores

Minimum

72 (1 program)

Maximum

100 (1 program)

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

0 (21 programs)

Maximum

0 (21 programs)

Program Features

3-6 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Bachelor of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

84.4%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

15.6%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Neurosciences

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Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

public University · No. of Students: 7,400

Program Fees: 2,500 €

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Freie Universität Berlin

public University · No. of Students: 37,000

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

MLB (Master of Law and Business)

MBM (Master of Business Marketing)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Goethe University Frankfurt

public University · No. of Students: 46,000

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

LL.M. (Master of Laws)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

public University · No. of Students: 37,000

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

htw saar - University of Applied Sciences

public University of applied sciences · No. of Students: 6,000

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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