Timeline for applications 2020
The online application tool for a start in October 2020 is now closed.
Interviews for those applicants who succeed in the first round of reviews 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). Invitations will be sent out 4 weeks in advance to allow for visa applications.
The teaching period for the doctoral program starts at the end of September 2020.
The 2021 round of applications will be open to all students, i.e. you will be able to apply irrespective of whether you have secured funding at the time of application or not. The 2021 round of applications will start on 1 December 2020.
Information on funding opportunities here (internal link)
Application deadline 2021
15 January 2021, 23:59:59 hrs CET
Online Application Tool
The online tool will re-open on 1 December 2020. It will close on 15 January 2021, 23:59:59 hrs CET.
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 available for doctorates starting in 2021
In 2021, a number of “Mind & Brain” scholarships will be available to the best applicants. We also hope that our current application to the DAAD for two additional DAAD GSSP scholarships for international students will be successful. 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 2021
The interviews for successful applicants will take place in March/April 2021 in Berlin. Invited applicants will receive financial reimbursement for all or part of their travel expenses (depending on circumstances). Invitations will be sent out 4 weeks in advance to allow for visa applications.
The teaching period for the doctoral program starts at the end of September 2021.