Max Planck School of Cognition

Max Planck School of Cognition

 

About the School

The Max Planck School of Cognition is an international graduate program originating from a joint initiative between the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Max Planck Society. The school is comprised of an outstanding cluster of faculty researchers  from diverse scientific backgrounds but with overlapping research interests in the field of cognition. These researchers come from various Max Planck Institutes, Universities, the Helmholtz Association and the Fraunhofer Society. The goal of the program is to enable students to achieve a successful independent research career in the overall area of cognition.

Max Planck School of Cognition

About the Program

The School offers a four-year PhD program starting with a one-year orientation period followed by three years of research for the doctorate. Students can enter with a Bachelor’s (fast-track) or a Master’s degree. The doctoral program is designed with a multidisciplinary approach, which aims at excellent international applicants from diverse backgrounds. Thus, the program bridges the gaps between related but different disciplines such as artificial intelligence, biology, (cognitive) neuroscience, genetics, linguistics, mathematics, neurobiology, neuroimaging, neurology, neurophysics, philosophy, physics, psychiatry, and psychology. The complete course of doctoral studies in the program is fully financed.

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