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Translational Neuroscience at University of Würzburg is a scientific-oriented study program of the Faculty of Medicine with its strength in the close alliance between scientific questions from basic research and clinically-oriented research with regard to therapy and clinical routine.

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The aim of the Translational Neuroscience program at University of Würzburg  is to train and to qualify the students in scientific workings in life sciences especially in neurosciences. Here, molecular principles and modular concept development to facilitate experimental and clinical research are main points of the program. Our scientific education within “Translational Neuroscience“ procures to self-dependence and individual responsibility in scientific practice to enable the students to justice the requirements in scientific careers and society in the international context.


The degree Master of Science (Translational Neuroscience) allows the graduate to continue in a PhD Program or a direct access into the employment market. One option at the University of Wuerzburg is a structured PhD program of the Graduate School of Life Science in a neuroscience-class. Neuroscientists are able to work in a bright field of public research institutes (national/international universities) in different areas of science and teaching, in research-oriented institutes (e.g. Max-Planck-Institutes), in diagnostics, in drug development in pharmaceutical companies, or in marketing. Further possibilities do exist in public authorities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Neurobiology, 
  • Neurology/neurosurgery, 
  • Biopsychology and psychiatry. 
  • Developmental neuropsychiatry, 
  • Neuroimmunology, 
  • Experimental psychiatry, 
  • Neuronal imaging

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


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English requirements

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General requirements

  • At the time of admission (not application) the applicant must have finished a Bachelor’s study program of at least 3 years with an equivalent of 180 credit points according to ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). 
  • Concerning the GPA requirements, an average of 2.4 or better on the German grading scale is necessary to be eligible for the program. Foreign grades can be converted to German grades using the "Bavarian formula". 
  • The Bachelor’s program of the applicant must have a strong focus on life sciences, chemistry, mathematics, physics, medicine and/or psychology. Competences in the following subjects are mandatory: cell biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry. Competences and experience in laboratory and research practice as well as in physiology are strongly desired.
  • Proficiency in English language is essential since all courses will be held in English. Exams, reports, and the Master thesis are required to be written in English.

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  • Semester contribution of €143.60 before they can be enroled 
  • Student Services fee: 62.00 € + semester ticket: 81.60 €

Living costs for Würzburg

730 - 1100 EUR /month
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