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Applications for the winter semester 2020/21 are closed. 

 

Below you find information about the entry requirements and the application procedures for the winter semester 2020/21.

 

Entry requirements

The MSc Neuroscience has the following entry requirements:

  1. A first Bachelor degree (or equivalent international qualification) with a major in natural sciences, engineering sciences, mathematics, computer sciences, behavioral sciences or sport sciences. If you have already obtained multiple degrees then it is your first degree that counts.
  2. A first Bachelor degree (or equivalent international qualifications) with a final grade of at least 2.5 (according to the German grading system) or a first Bachelor degree with a final grade that ranks among the top 33% across the last 3 years. Again it is your first degree which counts in case you have obtained multiple degrees already. 
  3. A first Bachelor degree with at least 100 ECTS in natural sciences, mathematics, computer science, or engineering sciences of which at least 20 ECTS must be in mathematics or physics. Please read this sheet for further information about this entry requirement.
  4. If you have not completed a Bachelor degree yet you can still apply if you meet the following three criteria at the time of application: (i) You have already obtained 135 ECTS in total. (ii) You have already obtained at least 80 ECTS in natural sciences, mathematics, computer science, or engineering sciences of which at least 20 ECTS must be in mathematics or physics. 
    If your application is successful you will still need to demonstrate before enrolment for the MSc Neuroscience that you successfully completed your Bachelor degree and that your degree fulfills the requirements 2. and 3. above.
  5. Proficiency in English (level B2 or above according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Further information can be found here.

 

Application documents 

To apply you need to upload the following documents via the online application portal before the application deadline (15th of July 2020):

  • Your first undergraduate diploma (German, English or French). If your diploma is in a different language please submit a translation in German or English. In case of a translation, please also submit the original diploma. Information on the standards for translation can be found here. If you have already completed your degree but have not yet received the final degree certificate, you must submit an official document from the University (German or English) which confirms that you have finalized you degree and which states the final grade that you have obtained.
  • Your grade transcript (German, English or French) showing all courses taken and grades obtained. In case of a translation (German or English), please also submit the original transcript.
  • If you have not yet completed your Bachelor degree you must confirm that you will have finished your Bachelor degree by September 30, 2020.
  • Proof of English proficiency (at least B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) (German, English or French, or a translation in German or English). 
  • Please fill in FORM A to demonstrate that you meet the ECTS requirements (see entry requirement no. 3 above for details). Please read this information sheet before filling out the form.
  • If the final grade of your first Bachelor degree is not 2.5 or better (according to the German grading scheme), you need to provide a document which proofs that your final grade ranks among the top 33% across the last 3 years (German, English or French, or a translation in German or English).
  • Curriculum vitae or résumé in English language
  • Letter of motivation (written in English, max. 1 page) describing your motivation to study neuroscience in the MSc Neuroscience program at the University of Freiburg.
  • For applicants with a degree from China, Vietnam or Mongolia: certificate of the Akademische Prüfstelle (APS) of the German embassy.
  • At last, please sign this statement (FORM B) (German or English) and submit together with the other application documents.

Information on the standards for translation can be found here. Please note that applications with translations that do not fulfill these standards may not be accepted. 

Please note that we must receive all documents until the 15th of July 2020. Applications which arrive after the deadline or are incomplete at the time of the deadline cannot be considered.

Please also note that for legal reasons only applications submitted via the online application portal can be accepted. Therefore, applications via e-mail or mail cannot be considered and the deadline can also not be extended by e-mail or any other notification.

 

What happens after you have submitted your application documents?

Students who will be offered a place in the program will be informed by email by beginning of August. The official admission letters will be sent within 1-2 weeks after that. 

 

International students

Information on studying in Germany can be found on the websites of the DAAD: https://www.daad.de/deutschland/en/. For scholarships please visit https://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/en/.

 

Tuition fees

Please be advised that starting from winter semester 2017/18 tuition fees will be charged to all non-EU-students as well as students in their second degree. For further information, please consult: http://www.studium.uni-freiburg.de/en/student-services/study-fees?set_language=en

 

Further information

For further information please contact

The statutes for application and admission to the program can be found here.

  

The application deadline for the winter semester 2021/22 is May 31, 2021.