Zum Inhalt springenZur Suche springen

Admission to Translational Neuroscience

Our Master Translational Neuroscience is open to both, national and international students. Applicants must hold at least a Bachelor's degree, or higher in Neuroscience, Natural Sciences (e.g. Biology, Biochemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics), Psychology, Medicine or other related fields.

The duration of the previous study programme must be at least 6 semesters, which is equivalent to 180 ECTS. The final grade should be - according to the German grading system - at least a 2,0 or better. In case your degree has not been awarded by the time of application, please submit an interim certificate with at least 80% of your exam and study achievements and a proof that you are going to finish your studies before October.

Solid basic knowledge in the fields mentioned above is mandatory. Thus 4 credit points (ECTS) must be proven in one of the four following specific subjects, half of which should come from practical experience (= 2 ECTS).

  • in Cell & Molecular Biology or
  • in Biochemistry or
  • in  (Bio)Psychology or
  • in Physiology and/or Anatomy

An English language proficiency certificate is mandatory for your application. The level of proficiency should be at least the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Appropriate proofs are for example an  IELTS, TOEFL and/or Cambridge certificate, the German 'Abitur', a 'medium of instruction' or an equivalent language certificate. English native speakers should submit their birth certificate instead.

We recommend the German language for your daily and social life in Düsseldorf and its surroundings. It is not required to provide a German language proficiency. German courses are offered to interested foreign students.

Please read all the information carefully before making an application for the next winter term.

Applicants have to register online via the official HHU application portal: https://digstu.hhu.de/. Paper applications are no longer accepted. For the registration process a valid email address is absolutely necessary. Please note that you have to apply between the 15th of May until the 15th of July, 23'59 o'clock. It's a hard deadline. Later registrations and/or applications can no longer be taken into consideration.

In order to check whether you fulfill the entry and  admission regulations of Translational Neuroscience you have to upload the following documents:

  • Certificate of your preceding study programme
  • Transcript of records,
  • English language proficiency certificate
  • Module handbook of your preceding study programme
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • VPD - preliminary review documentation (non-EU applicants only)
  • Letter of motivation (optional)
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)

Please note that documents in languages other than English or German will not be accepted. They have to be certified translated by a sworn translator. After saving, your profile, entered information and and uploaded documents can be changed later on.

The admission and rejection notifications will sent out from July - usually in the course of August and/or September. The admission letter contains detailed information about your enrollment process and a deadline for your personal enrollment. If you miss that deadline to enrol, it will be considered as a rejection.

Study places in Translational Neuroscience are allocated in the main procedure by ranking lists. Free study places due to rejected admissions are filled by a move-up procedure and the next candidate is informed.

To start your online registration please click here or use the application button above.

Please notice that non-EU applicants have to hand in a VPD (preliminary review documentation). A VPD can be obtained via uni-assist.de.

In case of admission to our Master Translational Neuroscience, non-EU international students should make early efforts to apply for a visa. The visa application process always takes some time and should be coordinated so that the visa will be issued before the programme starts in October. It is not possible to start your studies at a later time.