- Create a profile
- Once you have a profile, you can start filling in the required information and to upload the required documents (see "What do I need to supply?")
Only complete applications via this platform can be processed.
Who can apply?
Outstanding candidates with a BSc (or equivalent) degree are eligible for our fast-track PhD program after assessment of their qualification. The formal qualification for a regular PhD Fellowship is a MSc or equivalent degree. For both programs your current studies should be finished in September 2019. However, your Bachelor´s or Master´s certificate can be submitted later.
What should I have studied?
The Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin offers a great variety of scientific disciplines amonst its researchers. Please, see our list of PIs to learn about the full academic spectrum covered by the Einstein Center! To apply for our program it would be helpful but not mandatory if you would have studied one of the following subjects (alphabetical order):
- cognitive linguistics
- cognitive neuroscience
During the registration process I was asked to choose the track I want to apply for. Which one should I select?
Please select "fast-track PhD" if you are now enrolled in a Bachelor´s program and want to get an one year long Master´s education at the ECN (without the need to submit a MSc thesis) followed directly by a three year long PhD project. The Master´s part of our program is carried out from our partner International Graduate Program Medical Neurosciences. Please look on their website for training information.
Please select "standard PhD" if you are now enrolled in a Master´s program and want to start directly with the lab rotations and our innovative training program followed by a three year long PhD project.
Can I apply for both, the ECN PhD Fellowship program and the Berlin School of Mind and Brain Fellowship program?
Yes, you can. However, please use two different email addresses for each application
Why did I not receive the verification email?
This a problem mostly googlemail users will face. Unfortunately, for unknown reasons gmail/googlemail blocks our emails. Try to verify your email address from within our application portal!
I entered my personal data and verified my email address but I cannot proceed with my application. What shall I do?
Please tick the red "Apply" button with the checkmark behind!
What do I need to supply?
Interested candidates should submit a CV, two letters of recommendation and a letter of motivation/interest. This letter should also include a short description of the applicants' academic and research interests. Reference letters can be handed in with the application or submitted separately by the reference.
I have not got my Bachelor´s resp. Master´s certificate yet. What shall I do?
As an applicant for the fast-track PhD program just submit your last current transcript. As an applicant for the standard PhD program submit your your Bachelor´s certificate and your last current transcript.
When is the application phase for the next round of fellowships?
The application deadline for the second cohort of ECN PhD Fellows was January 14, 2018. The Einstein Center is committed to providing a limited number of MSc/PhD Fellowships and PhD Fellowships every year to aspiring national and international scientists. The application portal will open again on December 3rd, 2018 and close on January 7th, 2019.
Can I apply again, if I was rejected the year before?
Yes, you are welcome to apply again.
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (grade "B" or higher)
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (grade "C" or higher)
IELTS Academic (6 or higher)
TOEFL-iBT (score 80 or higher)
TOEFL-PBT (score 550 or higher)
CEF (C1 or higher)
UNIcertF (level III or higher)
All applicants must submit an English translation of their transcripts. We accept English-language translations provided by certified translators with knowledge of educational records and terminology.