The 2020 round of applications will be open to all students, i.e. with or without already secured funding.
Application deadline 2020
15 January 2020, 23:59:59 hrs CET
Online Application Tool
The online tool will open on 1 December 2019.
How to apply
Please go to the page Requirements and read the page carefully. It explains the information and documents that will be requested during the application through our Online Application Tool. We only accept applications made through the Online Application Tool.
Please do not send any documents to us directly unless we specifically ask for them!
Funding for the doctorates starting in 2020
In 2020, a number of “Mind & Brain” scholarships and DAAD scholarships will available to the best applicants. Students with an Einstein Center for Neurosciences PhD Fellowship (please check the ECN admission website) may join the school after the first six months of lab rotations. Students accepted into our program but not selected for one of the aforementioned forms of funding will receive intensive advice, support and sometimes tie-over funding in order to be able to successfully apply for and join the school with other external funding/scholarships.
For details on all of this, see internal webpage: Funding
Timeline for applications 2020
The interviews for successful applicants will take place on 31 March 2020 in Berlin. Invited applicants will receive financial reimbursement for all or part of their travel expenses (depending on circumstances).
The teaching period for doctoral program starts end of September 2020.