Program factsheet

  • Academic cooperation: Université Laval (Canada), University of Bordeaux (France), UMG Universitätsmedizin Göttingen Charité (Germany), Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Germany), Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal) Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands).
  • Associated members: SPARK Foundation, University of Copenhagen, University of Ottawa. 
  • Admission requirements:
    • Hold a Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) or a qualification in natural sciences.
    • A solid basic knowledge in general cell biology, as well as the basics of chemistry and biochemistry, physics and math is required.
    • Excellent proficiency in English.
  • Program duration: 2 years (120 ECTS).
  • Language requirements:
    • Candidates who completed their education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa or Australia do not need to provide an English certificate.
    • All other applicants (incl. candidates who hold a Bachelor or Master degree taught in English) need to provide evidence of their English language skills with any one of the following test scores. IELTS: 6.5 (no score below 6), Paper-based TOEFL: 580, Computer-based TOEFL: 237, Internet-based TOEFL: 92, Certificate of Advanced English: B/C, Certificate of Proficiency in English: B/C.
  • Level: Double/multiple MSc in Neuroscience. A Neurasmus joint diploma supplement is additionally awarded by the consortium.
  • Tuition fees:
    • Available scholarships: Erasmus Mundus student scholarships.
    • Self-funded program country students*: 2,250€ per semester (9,000€ for the 2 year-program).
    • Self-funded partner country students*: 4,500€ per semester  (18,000€ for the 2 year-program).

Program outline

A European Master in Neuroscience: advanced courses and research training.

The Neurasmus program is a full-time Neuroscience study program offering a unique interdisciplinary and integrated approach of normal brain functions and diseases. It strongly emphasizes training in cutting-edge techniques in all major topics of brain research, from molecules to cognition. The Neurasmus curricula are completely embedded in international-oriented local Master programs of the partner universities. Each program features among the best and most reputed national programs in Neuroscience. The Neurasmus program is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree developed under the Key Action 1 of the Erasmus+ program.

Program structure

At the application stage, students choose the main track they wish to follow. This defines their first year mobility. Depending on the track chosen, students spend their first and second semesters in Amsterdam / Göttingen / Berlin / Coimbra / Bordeaux / Laval. The Board of Education agrees on the first, second or third wish according to the selection ranking and intake capacity of partner institutions. 

At the end of the first semester, students choose a subspecialty which defines the partner university(ies) for the 2nd year. It is part of the student’s Personal Training Plan (PTP).

Students have up to the end of first year/start of third semester to choose the subject of their Master Thesis. Students then spend their third and fourth semesters in one or two locations: Amsterdam / Göttingen / Berlin / Coimbra / Bordeaux / Laval.

How to apply?

Students may apply online:
>  Via this link

* Program country students:

  • Students whose citizenship is one of the 28 EU Member States (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, UK, Sweden, Bulgaria, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, and Croatia) 
  • Students whose citizenship is one of the following countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia, Turkey and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYRoM) 
  • Students from partner countries who are residents or have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the program countries specified above (the five-year reference period for this 12-months rule is calculated backwards as from the submission deadline of applying for the master)

* Partner country students:

  • Partner country students are all other students.

Note: students with double nationality (partner and program country) must specify the nationality under which they submit their scholarship application.

Updated on 24/09/2021


Prof. Agnès Nadjar
Program Coordinator

Prof. Morgane Jego
Program Coordinator


Florina Camarasu
Administrative Manager


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Erasmus Mundus

Erasmus Mundus Action 1 fosters cooperation between higher education institutions and academic staff in Europe and Third Countries with a view to creating poles of excellence and providing highly trained human resources. Joint programs of outstanding academic quality are designed and implemented by a consortium of European universities from at least three different countries. Consortia may also include universities from other parts of the world. Programs include obligatory study and research periods, in at least two universities, and award recognized double or multiple degrees.