Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences

University of Regensburg

24 months
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The aim is to establish a highly specialised, internationally competitive, graduate degree at University of Regensburg for honours students in the area of Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences (ECN).


The Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences -Programme at University of Regensburg is based on an interdisciplinary scientific network with emphasis on decoding the molecular, cellular and neuroendocrine mechanisms underlying neuropsychiatric disorders. The following key research areas are of central importance: molecular neurobiology (neuroplasticity, neurogenetics, neuronal signaling), behavioural and molecular neuroendocrinology (emotionality, social behaviour, cognition, early and adult life stress and correlation with molecular, cellular and neuroendocrine parameters, surgical approaches), Neuro-imaging/ functional magnetic resonance tomography.

Graduate studies take place in a complementary and competitive environment. Didactic concepts include the participation at interactive lectures, seminars, journal clubs and tutorials, training of preparation of slide presentations, drafted manuscripts and research proposals. The graduate students acquire experimental skills according to the research profile of the selected participating research teams, qualifications with respect to experimental design and experimental procedures, statistical data analysis, and "laboratory management" as well as data presentations.

Programme Structure

The University of Regensburg offers an International Master’s Programme in Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences

  • The curriculum is designed for outstanding students of biology or related subjects with a bachelor degree, or equivalent, from German or foreign universities
  • Duration of the programme: 4 semesters (2.5 semesters coursework and 9 months for a scientific project to acquire the Master of Science [in Neuroscience] degree)
  • Interdisciplinary and highly specialized teaching programme in experimental and clinical neurosciences
  • Participation of national and international experts of the field in teaching courses
  • Intensive supervision during seminars and in project internships
  • Interdisciplinary research projects
  • Extra interdisciplinary qualifications: Seminar on Neuroethics, Statistics and Method courses, Language and lab safety coursesActive participation in two weekend seminars

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
B (recommended)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor degree or equivalent in biology or a closely related discipline of the natural sciences (e.g. biochemistry, biophysics, molecular or experimental medicine). Also eligible to apply: students in the last year of their bachelor or equivalent courses, provided that the degree will be conferred prior to the enrolment within the ECN MSc programme and that they already have obtained a minimum of 140 credit points. 
  • An average grade of at least “good” (or equivalent grades in a different grading scheme) 
  • Proof of proficiency in English (since all ECN courses are held in English)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • Living costs (including accommodation in a student dormitory and health insurance) in Regensburg range from Euro 600 to 1000 per month for a single person.


Financial Aid / Scholarships :

Students are advised to apply for financial support and/or scholarships through the appropriate granting institutions, such as their home country governments, German Academic Exchange Service DAAD or Alexander von Humbold Foundation.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences
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