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UPDATE application date to April 30, 2018

Can I apply for fellowships with the University of Regensburg?

  • While tuition is for free, please note that the University of
    Regensburg does not offer fellowships except for students from Eastern
    Europe, see Bayhost programme

Am I eligible for the ECN programme?

  • Applicants are eligible if they hold a Bachelor degree, or equivalent, in biology, or a closely related subject area. Also eligible to apply are students in the final year of their Bachelor, provided that the degree will be conferred prior to the MSc enrolment date.

What is the next application deadline for the ECN programme?

  • April 30th 2018.

What is the duration of the ECN programme?

  • Four semesters (each semester lasts 6 months).

When does the new ECN Programme start?

  • The ECN programme starts each year in October.

What is the language of instruction?

  • English.

What about the financial statement?

What are the English language requirements?

  • Applicants who are not native speakers of the English language must demonstrate English proficiency by obtaining acceptable results in an internationally recognized test (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS, APIEL, CPE). Proof of higher education in English may also be acceptable upon the decision of the Admissions Committee. See also » Application & Enrolment.
  • Applicants who are not native speakers of the German language are required to take a basic German course during the first year of the Master program.

Are there tuition fees?

  • No. Note, however, that there is a student service fee of EUR 131 per semester.

Where can I find the application forms?

  • There are no official application forms, please send the required documents in paper form by mail as listed under » Application & Enrolment

To whom should I submit my application documents?

  • Prof. Dr. Veronica Egger
    University of Regensburg, 93053 Regensburg

Do I have to submit original documents for the application?

  • Copies are sufficient, however, at the enrolment, original documents or certified copies are necessary.

Where can I find the examination regulations (Prüfungsordnung)?

  • The examination regulations can be found here; note however that they are available only in German.

Is the ECN Programme officially registered?

  • The ECN Programme is a registered member of the Network of European Neuroscience Schools (NENS), see: go to websiteFederation of European Neuroscience Societies. The NENS was founded in 2003 and represents over 130 european graduate schools and programmes.  Membership of NENS helps to ensure high quality standards across programmes and also provides a number of benefits for students within registered programmes including training stipends and participation in annual meetings.

How can I organize housing, visa application, bank account, health insurance and immigration?

  • After acceptance to the ECN Programme, you will receive all necessary information about registration at the University of Regensburg, housing, visa application, bank account, health insurance and immigration. Please contact the student counsellor for any further questions:

application date to April 30, 2018