IGSN Graduates 2018 Neuronexxt - Career platform for female neuroscientists IGSN / RDN Conference: Characterization and Rescue of Neuronal Dysfunction Writing Competition 2023 DAAD Scholarships / IGSN PhD Programme Application DAAD Scholarships GSSP Programme IGSN PhD Programme

International Graduate School of Neuroscience

The International Graduate School of Neuroscience (IGSN) offers an english language PhD programme in all aspects of neuroscience from the molecular level to higher cognitive functions.

The IGSN was founded in October 2001 as an initiative of the Northrhine-Westfalian government to provide a forum for PhD candidates with superior academic track records. The IGSN offers an international network of renowned scientists, world leading supervisors and provides an excellent scientific environment.

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The IGSN provides PhD-students with a comprehensive and multidisciplinary research training programme in basic, cognitive, clinical, and computational neuroscience. A key goal of IGSN is to give PhD students the opportunity to conduct high level research in a nurturing educational environment, that equips them to work in a multidisciplinary manner in the neuroscience field.

A fast-track international PhD in Neuroscience (completed within 3 years) together with additional training in management and complementary skills is aimed to produce a new generation of young neuroscientists that can compete at the highest level, both professionally and internationally.

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Online application

The online application for DAAD Scholarships / PhD Projects beginning in 2024 is now open.

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Schülerschreibwettbewerb 2023 der IGSN für Schülerinnen und Schüler der Bochumer weiterführenden Schulen.

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IGSN 2023 writing competition for secondary school pupils in Bochum.

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We look forward to receiving your entry!

IGSN/RDN Conference

The IGSN / RDN Conference Characterization and Rescue of Neuronal Dysfunction will take place on April 25th and 26th, 2023. For more information click here.

Characterization and Rescue of Neuronal Dysfunction


Career platform for female neuroscientists launched at the RUB. Click her for pictures and a report.


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