Medical Neurosciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #126 (WUR) ,
We offer an interdisplinary, international graduate program, which leads to the degrees of Master of Science, Ph.D. or Medical Doctor/Ph.D. in Medical Neurosciences. The Medical Neurosciences program at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin addresses both students of medicine or of life sciences (biology, biophysics, chemistry, psychology etc.).


Medical Neurosciences from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin focuses on translational research. The main objective is to bridge the gap between successes at the bench and currently - less than satisfactory treatment at the bedside. To do so, we integrate basic laboratory research and the clinic in terms of faculty, students, course content and infrastructure.

Our educational approach is based on in depth classroom teaching in small groups and carefully guided practical training. The program covers the breadth of neuroscience from basic neurobiology to cognition and neurovascular diseases. Within this spectrum, we encourage students to develop their own research focus and career goals.

MSc graduates have the theoretical background, practical skills and faculty contact necessary for continued research in PhD projects. In the PhD program, these qualifications are further enhanced and combined with rigorous research work ranging from molecule to man.


  • AHPGS accredited

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Nervous System: Structure, Function, and Development
  • Neurophysiology
  • Data and Statistics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Lab Rotation 1 + Methods Lectures
  • Neuropathophysiology
  • Neurotransmitter systems
  • Neuronal Systems
  • Clinical Neuroscience
  • Lab Rotation 2 + Methods Lectures
  • Advanced Problems and Topics
  • Individual Focus
  • Scientific Communication
  • Experimental Design
  • Lab Rotation 3 + Methods Lectures
  • Master’s Thesis


                            For our MSc program we are looking for students interested in cell and molecular biology research with a strong clinical connection in the field of Neuroscience. Your basic knowledge in biology, chemistry and physics is solid and your grades are above average (i.e. a degree in medicine, Psychology or natural sciences (BSc, MBBS, Medical Doctor, Diplom or international equivalent).

                            Detailed Programme Facts

                            • Programme intensity Full-time
                              • Full-time duration 24 months
                            • Credits
                              120 ECTS
                            • Languages
                              • English
                            • Delivery mode
                              On Campus

                            English Language Requirements

                            You only need to take one of these language tests:

                            • Minimum required score:


                              The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                              The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

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                            Academic Requirements

                            Documents to submit for the online application:

                            • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
                            • Letter of motivation
                            • 2 letters of recommendation (official letter head; referee's signature and stamp); scanned copies are sufficient
                            • Simple copy of the transcript from your current academic institution
                            • Proof of proficiency in English, if not a native speaker, e.g. TOEFL or IELTS test score. Alternatively, an official statement certifying that relevant parts of your previous academic work (e.g. bachelor thesis) have been completed in English. 
                            • One year of practical experience. Can be handed in after the application deadline. 
                            • A first degree in medicine, Psychology or natural sciences (BSc, MBBS, Medical Doctor, Diploma or international equivalent)

                            Work Experience

                            At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

                            *Work expereince can include: work in a lab, studying abroad, internship, 1st job after graduation, experimental Bachelor thesis, etc.

                            Tuition Fee

                            • International Applies to you

                              5000 EUR/year
                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 2500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
                            • EU/EEA Applies to you

                              5000 EUR/year
                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 2500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
                            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                            EUR 2,500 per semester plus the usual administrative fee of roughly EUR 300 per semester (which includes public transportation).

                            Living costs for Berlin

                            • 710 - 1230 EUR/month
                              Living Costs

                            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                            MSc students of the program are eligible to apply for a NeuroCure Scholarship, in case no own funding could be secured.  In order to be considered for a NeuroCure stipend, applicants have to hand in proof for the applications for at least another, independent scholarship.

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