Information for Master’s Students

Information for Master’s Students

Outstanding graduates with a Bachelor's degree in the neurosciences, biomedicine, computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, AI and technical sciences are offered various opportunities to pursue a Master's degree.

Direct application

A direct application can be an excellent opportunity for a promising research career on the one hand.  

Research Groups and Subject Areas for Master’s Theses 
The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics develops outstanding young scientists with a Bachelor's degree who want to enter research as quickly as possible. A direct application can be an excellent opportunity for a promising research career.  more

Master course program at the Graduate Training Center of Neuroscience

The Graduate Training Centre of Neuroscience offer three Master's programs at the University of Tübingen. It collaborates closely with the IMPRS for the Mechanisms of Mental Function and Dysfunction.

The Mechanisms of Mental Function and Dysfunction
The ‘International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for The Mechanisms of Mental Function and Dysfunction’ (MMFD) provides state-of-the-art training and research under the guidance of leading neuroscientists, psychologists, psychiatrists and computational scientists in Tübingen. Excellent graduates will enjoy an unparalleled opportunity to start their research career in neuroscience.
The IMPRS MMFD provides selected GTC master's students with a long-term perspective in pursuing their PhD within the program. Excellent master’s students will be funded in their final semester of their master’s program and the first year of their PhD projects by the IMPRS. Afterwards, they will be funded by the lab at which they are conducting their research.
The IMPRS supports also selected doctoral students who joined a Neuroscience lab in Tübingen and registered at the doctoral program of the GTC Neuroscience. Successful students benefit from the grants, networking events and additional training of the IMPRS. more

Integrated MSc and PhD program

The Max Planck Schools offer another option with their integrated MSc program on the path to a PhD:

Max Planck School of Cognition
The Max Planck School of Cognition offers an international four-year doctoral program starting on September 1st each year with a one-year orientation phase followed by three years of research for the doctorate (Figure 1). Students can enter the program with a bachelor’s (fast-track) or a master’s degree. more

Working as a student assistant

Another alternative is to work as a student assistant (Hiwi). The Institute offers the opportunity to work on various research projects. 

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