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Study Neurosciences in Germany: 26 Universities with 42 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2024/2025)

Updated: 02-27-2024 | 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

masters
42

Study Programs in English

universities
26

Universities

ranking
22

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (39 programs for EU citizens, 36 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 6,000 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between February 28 and February 15

Summer Semester

between May 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) #48, QS World University Rankings #64
#38Times Higher Education Ranking
Technical University of Munich

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx. 47,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 6,000 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #50, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #52
#73Times Higher Education Ranking
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 8,900 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 4,500 (per semester)

#74Times Higher Education Ranking
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 36,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 2,500 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #128
#83Times Higher Education Ranking
Freie Universität Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 38,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 2,500 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #127

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3 English Degree Programs for Neurosciences in Germany

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Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

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)
66.7% local admission restriction (local NC)
11.9% no admission restriction
21.4% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

57.1% directly at University
7.1% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
35.7% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Neurosciences in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Minimum:

72 (4 programs )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (8 programs )

Maximum:

7 (3 programs )

Maximum:

95 (6 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (8 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (3 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

72 (4 programs )

Maximum:

95 (6 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (8 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (8 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for Neurosciences in Germany

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Program Features

3-6 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Science

Master of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

83.3%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

16.7%

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

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Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

public University · No. of Students: 8,900

Program Fees: € 0 - € 4,500

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Freie Universität Berlin

public University · No. of Students: 38,000

Program Fees: € 0 - € 2,500

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

public University · No. of Students: 17,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Goethe University Frankfurt

public University · No. of Students: 43,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

public University · No. of Students: 34,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

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