Application online tool opens 5 December 2018

Internal link to the tool

Application deadline: 15 January 2019, 23:59:59 hrs CET

Open to all students with or without secured funding. Please note that 15 January is the obligatory deadline for students without secured funding.


Interviews for invited applicants (the application deadline is 15 January 2019) will take place around 5–10 April 2019 in Berlin. Invited applicants will receive reimbursement for part of or all of their travel expenses, depending on circumstances.

Program starts end of September / early October 2019.

How to apply

Please go to the page Requirements and read this 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 doctorate

In 2019 and 2020, a number of “Mind & Brain” and DAAD scholarships will available to the best applicants. Students with an Einstein Center for Neurosciences PhD Fellowship may join the school after the first six months of lab rotations. Other accepted students 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 page Funding

This page last updated on: 03 December 2018

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