In the application period 2021, there will be no subject tests.
The admission will be based mainly (90 %) on the applicant’s bachelor’s (!) grade point average (GPA). Please find further information here: http://www.mind-and-brain.de/master/selection-process/
Work experience / on-the-job-training
Applicants can improve their GPA by 0.1 (10 %) if they provide a confirmation of previous on-the-job-training or work experience of at least 900 hours within the last 3 years. Please note: It may not be less than 900 hours and the confirmation may not be older than 3 years!
The on-the-job-training or work experience must have been extra-curricular! It may not have been a mandatory part of the curriculum of the applicant’s previous degree.
Please provide an informal letter from your employer with the company’s or institution’s official letterhead - either the original letter or a certified copy (see FAQ 6). The letter must state explicitely the exact time period of the employment as well as the number of working hours (either weekly hours for that period or total hours). Please note: Letters in which all or part of this information is missing will not be taken into account!
Update 21 April 2021:
It is no longer possible to turn in a confirmation of just any kind of work experience / on-the-job-training: from now on it has to be subject-specific one! Therefore, only experience with a connection to either the content of the master degrees or to future job perspectives can be taken into account.
Acceptable work experience / on-the-job-training for the Brain Track:
Work experience or on-the-job-training in the fields of psychology, biology, medicine or neuroscience of at least 900 hours in the last 3 years.
Acceptable work experience / on-the-job-training for the Mind Track:
Work experience or on-the-job-training in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, academic management or journalism of at least 900 hours in the last 3 years.
Please note that work experience in other fields can be taken into account no longer!