teaching ECN

Breaking news:

For organizational reasons, MSc ECN will become integrated into MSc
Biology from 2020 onwards.

Briefly, the current curriculum of ECN will be reorganized into two
theoretical modules of MSc Biology, Neurobiology and
Cognitive&Translational Neuroscience. As to the practical module in MSc
ECN, three 6 week lab internships are also part of the curriculum of MSc

MSc Biology contains three theoretical modules, thus a third, non-neuroscientific subject has to be chosen from the list of subjects.

Please see

International Master Biology

for further information, also regarding application. Note that only
students with a BSc in biology or closely related subject can apply.


Welcome to the homepage of our Masters’ Programme “Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences“ – ECN. This programme was established at the University of Regensburg in 2006 and supported by the Elite Network of Bavaria (ENB, Bavarian State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts) until 2016. A restructured ECN programme has started for the first time in fall 2015 (ECN X).
So, as a Bachelor student interested in Neurosciences - what can you expect in the wonderful Bavarian city of Regensburg, close to the Blue Danube?

The main features of the ECN programme start with “I”:
The programme is International, Interdisciplinary and Inspiring.

International: Approximately 50 % of our students come from outside Germany, from all corners of the world: Asia, Africa, North and South America, Europe and Australia. Accordingly, all teaching is in English.

Interdisciplinary: The programme focuses on the link between experimental and clinical neurosciences. Thus, whether your background is in biology, biochemistry, or biomedicine, you will be welcome. Once here, you will receive theoretical and practical education in a wide range of neuroscientific topics.

Inspiring: It is our aim to provide you with a broad overview in order to enable you to find the research questions that excite you the most. There also is reciprocal inspiration: We find it extremely rewarding and motivating to witness the incredible progress of our students during the 2 years of the programme. Most of them continue into a PhD thesis, either at Regensburg International Graduate School of LIfe Sciences (RIgeL) or at another prestigious institution elsewhere.


Prof. Dr. Veronica Egger
Director of ECN Programme



Latest News & Events

2020: MSc ECN will be integrated into MSc Biology.

Application deadline MSc Biology: June 15th, 2020.