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The purpose of the Neuroscience course at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is to train neuroscientists who have solid knowledge and skills in the field of molecular and cellular neurobiology.


Neuroscientists are in demand above all in universities and research institutes, hospitals, medical technology companies and in the research-based pharmaceutical and chemical industry. 

Due to the multidisciplinary approach of the neurosciences, the graduates also have opportunities in other fields of work. Examples include 3D simulations and image analysis, which are often used in anatomical work on the connectivity of nerve cells in brain areas. Through these skills, often acquired in data analysis and simulation, neuroscientists are also able to find adequate employment outside of the core work areas as mentioned above thanks to their methodical competence.

Potential careers

Furthermore, graduates of the Neuroscience course from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz can also find jobs in clinical diagnostics by applying their cell biological/molecular biological knowledge. With the increasing aging of our society, however, neurodegenerative diseases and their research are also a rapidly expanding field of research, where cell biological/molecular neuroscientists are needed to elucidate the mechanisms of disease development.

Programme Structure

Areas of study include:

  • There are two main aspects here. On the one hand, this is the methodical training in optical, electrophysiological, neurogenetic, histological and behavioral methods. On the other hand, it is the analysis and interpretation of the data with the help of computer-aided methods, i.e. a deeper understanding of how to deal with and analyze "big data".

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Proof of a bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biomedicine, molecular medicine, biophysics and bioinformatics or a degree from a university in Germany or abroad that does not differ significantly.
  • If a bachelor's degree can be proven in a scientific subject related to biology, admission is possible subject to conditions.
  • Proof of required language skills in English at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Tuition Fee

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Johannes-Gutenberg-University does not charge tuition fees. However, you will have to pay a social fee of € 326,11 per semester.

Living costs for Mainz

710 - 1230 EUR /month
Living costs

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