Admission Criteria

The Neurasmus Master Course is open to all interested students in Europe and elsewhere. The selection is based on a fair competitive process.

Language requirements

Excellent proficiency in English is required. As the classes are taught in English, candidates must meet the required standards.

UBS Books

  • IELTS (Academic Test): 6.5 (with no score below 6) 
  • TOEFL: Paper-based 580 / Computer-based 237 / Internet-based 93
  • Certificate of Advanced English: B/C
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English: B/C

The test must have been completed no more than two years before the course starts. Please note that Primary and Secondary Education certificates or 1-year exchange programme documentation are not accepted as English certificates. 


EXCEPTION: Are exempted the candidates who completed their education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or are citizen from one of these countries ONLY

for all other candidates: without one of the aforementioned official proves of your English level, your application will be declared as 'incomplete' and will not be considered for evaluation. Another reason for requiring an English test are the conditions set by some immigration services (for instance in the NL) , therefore NO OTHER EXCEPTION can be done. By the given deadline, you need to provide a copy of your English certificate or Proof of registration to the exam if you take the exam after Neurasmus application deadline. In the second case, please note that you will have to transmit the language certificate by January 1st the latest.

Educational background

All candidates must have already obtained a first higher education degree or demonstrate a recognised equivalent level of learning according to national legislation and practices, with outstanding grades and/or other study results.

Candidates should possess a Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent Diploma in biology, pharmacy, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, medical studies or psychology. Interest in the field of Neuroscience has to be provided by candidates with a Bachelor's degree in another subject (chemistry, physics, computer science).

A solid basic knowledge in the following fields is required: general cell biology, basics of chemistry and biochemistry, physics and math.

A Candidate who is currently enrolled in the last year of Bachelor at the time of application is allowed to apply, provided - in case he/she is admitted - he/she submits a proof of graduation before the Neurasmus programme starts, i.e. before August.