teaching ECN



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 experimental medicine, 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 a similarly prestigious institution elsewhere.


Prof. Dr. Veronica Egger
Co-Director of ECN Programme



Latest News & Events

new application deadline for ECN 13, Fall 2018:
April 30th, 2018

Information on Programme ECN 13 2018-2020 and application available NOW