Finances

Stipends for master students
As a Neuro master student you will be supported by a stipend of the Max Planck Society at the amount of 900 €/month during your entire master studies, unless you have been awarded a comparable scholarship from other sources (e.g. DAAD or governmental scholarship program). Every student is required to declare all stipends, fellowships, grants etc. she/he receives from other sources to the Neurosciences Office.

Funding of PhD students
During your PhD studies, you are usually employed and funded by the hosting institution. Our Neurosciences Program has as budget available for start-up, bridging, or wrap-up funding of PhD students if needed.

Budget for student activities
Budgets are available for students to attend international scientific conferences, research stays abroad and student-organized, scientific or cultural events.

Semester fees
Tuition fees for the Neurosciences Program are covered to a great extent by the German government, with the exception of a fee of currently approx. 350 Euros per semester, depending on the type of scholarship you receive. Your semester fee includes the so-called semester ticket for free use of local buses (GöVB) as well as regional trains in Lower Saxony, Bremen and Hamburg.

Living Costs
Living costs (including accommodation in a student dormitory and health insurance) in Göttingen are approximately 900 Euros per month for a single person.

Housing
Single rooms are available in student dormitories administered by the Studentenwerk Göttingen. The monthly rent starts at approximately 180-250 Euros including fast internet connection and utilities. Our Neurosciences Office will, upon request, assist you in reserving a dormitory room. Off-campus housing (mostly private) is usually more expensive, but offers a wider range of options. Assistance in finding off-campus housing is also offered by the International Office of the University and the Studentenwerk Göttingen.

Health Insurance
German health insurance is obligatory for all students who are not citizens of the European Union. Special student insurance is available at low rates to all master students under 30 years of age. This insurance covers the costs of normal medical treatment (including dental care) in Germany. The monthly payment is currently approx. 110 Euros.

Liability Insurance
Throughout the first year, the Neurosciences program covers the costs for private liability insurance for all students.