The entry and admission is conditional on completion of a university study programme in a relevant subject with a regular study duration of at least six semesters (equivalent to 180 ECTS credit points) with a final grade of 2.5 or better (German grading system). Foreign grades are converted to the German grading system by the "Modifizierte Bayerische Formel" (English version of "Modified Bavarian Formula" for information purpose only).
Regarded as relevant is a university study programme in a Neuroscience or Natural Science subject (e.g. B.Sc. Neuroscience, Biology etc.) or a similar qualification or a study programme of Human Medicine at a German or foreign higher education institution with following in lectures and practicals acquired credit points:
7 credit points in Cell- and Molecular Biology,
5 credit points in in Biochemistry and
8 credit points in Physiology and/or Anatomy/Neuroanatomy.
A study programme in Psychology or Pharmacology does per so not provide these requested credit points. Furthermore, proficiency in English is required. The level of proficiency should be at least B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Appropriate proofs are language certificates level B2 or higher, a passed IELTS Test Level 6.0 or TOEFL Test PBT 500, CBT 200 or iBT 80, etc.. Applicants with at least 5 years of English in a German secondary school or English native speakers are assumed to have sufficient command of English and are requested to submit appropriate proofs (e.g. secondary school-leaving certificate with good grades in English, birth certificate, etc.).
Applications for admission are made via the website Master Translational Neuroscience/How to Apply.
Application term lasts from 15th of May until 15th of July!
Local admission restrictions with a selection procedure (ONC) apply. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available study places (20 study places in total), then a ranking order is compiled on the basis of the final grades of the first qualification permitting entry into profession (e.g. final grade of previous Bachelor programme). A study place will be offered to the first 20 places of the ranking order. If grades are the same, places on the ranking order are decided by lot.
Attention citizens from non-EU/EEA states (European Union and Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway): According to "Vergabeverordnung NRW" (Rules for the Allocation of Study Places in North Rhine-Westphalia) 1 study place (7% of the available study place) is reserved for suitable applicants from non-EU/EEA states.
For further information see "Entry and Admission Regulations". Only the German version is legally binding. The English translation is intended to allow non-German-speaking applicants a better understanding of the Entry and Admission Regulations. It is solely for information purposes.