International Student Fellowship


The short-term stipend gives talented international students an opportunity to become familiar with a foreign lab, the research topics of the SFB 874 and to learn the skills they need to begin a PhD project in the SFB. After successfully passing the immersion programme the candidate will be integrated into the PhD-programme of the Integrated Research Training Group of the SFB 874 and take part in its curriculum which is operated under the auspices of the International Graduate School of Neuroscience .

Who can apply?

  • International students who have not previously lived in Germany
  • Students from all countries are welcome


  • Applicants must hold a Master's, Diploma or equivalent degree in neuroscience, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, psychology or other neuroscience-related fields, including an experimental thesis
  • An interest in the topics of the SFB 874
  • An excellent academic record and fluent English skills

What we offer:

  • A scholarship of 1300 for a maximum of 6 months (the scholarship holder has to bear the cost of health insurance)
  • Theoretical and practical training in the research fields of the SFB 874
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • An international network of renowned scientists
  • Integration into the social and cultural life of the RUB and the city of Bochum

Documents required for the Application:

  • Motivation letter, including a description of the applicant's interest in the SFB 874, a brief summary of previous research work, research interests, professional goals and practical experience
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Relevant certificates and degrees
  • Names and addresses of two referees

Applications may be submitted at any time via
For further questions and queries regarding the International Student Fellowship please contact

Contact person

Julia Crispin


Phone: +49 - (0)234 - 32 - 21761








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