Please note:
The terms and conditions for a possible doctoral application round with program start in 2025 have not been finalized yet. (June 2024)

Now completed application round 2024:

How to apply for 2024 (cohort 18)

Please go to the page Requirements and read the page carefully. It explains the information and documents that will be requested during the application via our Online Application Tool. We only accept applications made through the Online Application Tool.

Please also read the FAQ Admission carefully. This section should answer the majority, if not all of your questions.

>> Please do not send any documents to us directly unless we specifically ask for them!

Online tool opens for applications for 2024

Thursday, 1 December 2023, 00:01 a.m. CET

Internal link to our online applicaton tool

Application deadline for applications for 2024 (cohort 18)

Monday, 15 January 2024, 23:59:59 CET

Faculty available for supervision (this list will be adjusted in October 2023 for 2024): read here (internal link)

Information on funding opportunities: read here (internal link)

Timeline for the application and admission processes in 2024

The online application tool will re-open on 1 December 2023 and close on 15 January 2024, 23:59:59.

The online interviews for applicants researching the second round will take place on 22 March 2024 (via Zoom).

Invitations and further instructions for the interview stage probably will be sent out at the end of February 2024.

Successful applicants usually will receive their confirmation of acceptance within one week of interviewing.

The teaching period for the doctoral program starts at the end of September 2024 / 1 October 2024.

Funding available for doctorates starting in 2024 (cohort 18)

  • In 2024, two DAAD-GSSP four-year scholarships will be available for international students, see Funding.
  • In 2024, a number of “Mind & Brain” Grant Packages will be available to the best applicants, see Funding.
  • Students with an Einstein Center for Neurosciences (ECN) PhD Fellowship (separate application process, please check the ECN website) may join the school after the first six months of lab rotations within the ECN program.
  • Students accepted into our program but not selected for one of the aforementioned funding sources will receive intensive advice, support and in some cases tie-over funding in order to be able to successfully apply for and join the school with external funding/scholarships.
  • Students may also apply and be accepted if they bring their own funding to the school, e.g. a scholarship from a funding organization or funding through their doctoral supervisor's projects.

For details on all of the above, see our iinternal webpages: FAQ Admission and Funding


This page last updated on: 26 June 2024

M&B Admission Team