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

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