Program factsheet

  • Academic cooperation:
    • Neurasmus consortium (Erasmus+ Master program of Neuroscience).
    • University of Tsukuba (Japan).
    • Other partner universities from the USA, Canada, Europe.
  • Admission requirements:
    • Hold a Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent degree in biology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, medical studies, pharmacy, cognitive sciences or psychology with a strong interest in Neuroscience.
    • Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in another subject (chemistry, physics, maths, computer science) must provide documented interest in the field of Neuroscience.
    • Excellent grades are expected.
  • Program duration: 2 years (120 ECTS).
  • Language requirements: Proficiency in English is required. Candidates should have adequate knowledge of written and spoken English, equivalent to B2 according to the CEFR.
  • Level: Master degree.
  • Tuition fees: Master tuition fees applicable for the University of Bordeaux.
  • Scholarships: International mobility for traineeships is supported by Aquimob mobility scholarships and NeuroBIM (Bordeaux International Master of Neuroscience) IdEx grants. Students completing their traineeship in a laboratory of the University of Bordeaux receive a monthly stipend (around 500€) during the traineeship.

Program outline

High standards: The Bordeaux International Master of Neuroscience emphasises training in cutting-edge techniques in all major topics of brain research, from molecules to cognition. Its main objective is to foster Neuroscience education and train new brain scientists, by offering a unique interdisciplinary and integrated approach from normal brain functions to brain disorders.

Excellent teaching: In Bordeaux, about 30 professors and lecturers in Neuroscience are involved in teaching as well as many neuroscientists and colleagues specialized in psychology, cognition, modeling, physiology, genetics, medicine, brain imaging, etc.

Top research/traineeships: Neuroscience in Bordeaux has grown over the last 15 years to become one of the largest Neuroscience scientific communities in France and in Europe, with over 600 people working in the various Neuroscience laboratories of the University of Bordeaux. In order to meet the most important challenges facing Neuroscience research, all these laboratories are grouped within a virtual institute, called the Bordeaux Neurocampus, a multidisciplinary consortium of world renowned scientists. Bordeaux Neurocampus offers, together with our international academic partners, excellent opportunities for traineeships.

Interaction with the professional sector: Students have access to Pharma multinationals for traineeships through internationally oriented consortia such as Pierre Fabre, Sanofi-Aventis, Glaxo-SmithKline etc.

Program structure

International mobility is highly recommended for at least one of the two traineeships. Mobility fellowships are provided upon application.

How to apply?

Master/Year 1:

Master/Year 2:

  • French students, through the Apoflux platform (University of Bordeaux)
  • International students, consult this website

Updated on 23/07/2020

Urgent - please note!

Next call for NeuroBIM is in February-March 2020. Check the website ( for the application procedure. If you are applying to the 1st year of the program, please send your application file as one single merged file (less than 5 MO) to Deadline: March 31st, 2020. The program starts on September 1st, 2020.


Prof. Daniel Voisin
Program Coordinator

Prof. Jacques Micheau
Program Coordinator

2nd year of program

Dr. Elena Avignone
Program Coordinator

Prof. Denis Combes
Program Coordinator

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