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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


The scientific environment at the GSN operates in one of the neuroscience hot-spots worldwide, offering excellent cutting-edge research opportunities. The structure of a GSN degree program combines seminars and coursework based on individual backgrounds and research goals.

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.

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.



  • Curricular elements and additional training - Scientific training program


    The scientific training program is divided into sections covering general education, international networking, and individual-based research training. A total of 30 ECTS must be earned through courses and activities. more

  • Doctoral thesis project

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    All GSN doctoral students have a thesis advisory committee (TAC) rather than a single supervisor. A TAC comprise 3 or more researchers from different fields, and may include junior faculty as well as external members. more