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GSN Doctoral program overview

What makes the GSN so attractive? gsn-kze  2454

  • Internationally recognized, cutting-edge research opportunities
  • Flexible degree structure
  • Broad exposure to various research fields
  • Support of interdisciplinary research projects


First of all, the scientific environment in which the GSN operates is one of the neuroscience hot-spots worldwide. Besides offering excellent cutting-edge research opportunities, the structure of a GSN degree program has many advantages to a traditional doctorate. Through a combination of seminars and coursework, GSN students keep a broad scope even as their own research becomes more focused.

A GSN stipend program supports interdisciplinary PhD research projects, facilitating interchange of ideas across the fields of neuroscience. Additionally the GSN offers special stipends for PhD projects in neurophilosophy, a field which is still being developed both in Germany and internationally.

One strength of the GSN doctoral program lies within its flexibility. As such GSN students are always encouaged to make suggestions of special method training workshops or leading scientists they would like to invite for GSN seminars and discussions.

Below is a schematic representation of the GSN training program, followed by a more in-depth program overview.