For the Ph.D. programme applicants must hold a Masters, Diploma or equivalent degree in biology, chemistry, electrical engineering, mathematics, psychology, or other related fields which includes an experimental thesis. Medical students must hold the equivalent of a MD
For the B.Sc.-Ph.D. programme applicants must hold a Bachelor or equivalent degree in biology, chemistry, electrical engineering, mathematics, medicine, psychology, or other related fields which includes an experimental thesis.
Of course, an excellent academic record and fluent English is a prerequisite; knowledge of German is not essential but welcome.
Competition for the available positions is strong. To be considered for the programme, the final grade of the obtained degree must be equivalent or better to the grade "good" (Note 1,7- Gut) in the German educational system. The following guidelines for selected countries and regions therefore only indicate the minimum level of country specific requirements for applicants who wish to apply for the international programme at the IGSN:
Eastern Europe: minimum grade of 5.0/6.0
India: minimum grade 75% or GPA 7.5/10 with NET/CSIR; applications from IITs and the IIS are especially welcome.
Pakistan: minimum 75% or GPA 3.8/5.0
China: minimum 80% or GPA 3.2/4.0 (In the case that applicants from China will be admitted to the (BSc-)PhD-programme of the IGSN, no official certificate from the Akademische Prüfstelle at the German embassy in Bejing will be required by the IGSN)