Applications 2020

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.

Internal link to our tool

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.


This page last updated on: 13 November 2019

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