ECNP School of Neuropsychopharmacology

30 June - 5 July 2019, Oxford, United Kingdom

The ECNP School of Neuropsychopharmacology offers a select number of participants a week-long programme of intensive training in all aspects of neuropsychopharmacology: from its fundamentals to the use of medications in individual indications, good clinical practice and optimal treatment and algorithms.

The school will be held in Oxford, United Kingdom, on 30 June - 5 July 2019.

Participants are selected by the chair of the school, with two to three potential candidates per country, on the basis of their career potential. A maximum of 50 early career psychiatrists are accepted and their accommodation costs are covered by ECNP.

ECNP School of Neuropsychopharmacology

Participants of ECNP School of Neuropsychopharmacology 2018.

The preliminary programme can be found here:


Registration for selected participants will take place on Sunday 30 June from 16.30-17.00, followed by the opening session and the first lecture. The programme finishes on Friday 5 July around lunchtime.

Wednesday afternoon is a free afternoon, so participants can enjoy the beautiful city of Oxford.

Application requirements

The school is intended for outstanding, 'up and coming’ young psychiatrists who aspire to lead the profession in their home country in the coming years.
Applicants with substantial research training may apply during their residency (preferable after at least 2 years of clinical practice).
Applicants who have completed residency should normally not have completed more than 6 years in full time practice.
The school is only for residents in Europe (Europe being the 47 countries of the Council of Europe plus Israel and Belarus).

Your application will be considered individually and on its merits. A personal statement to explain, in your own words, why you should attend, is mandatory.
Please note that it is not possible to participate in more than one School of ECNP.

How to apply
It is no longer possible to apply (deadline was 1 March 2019). 

During the application process, applicants are asked to upload the following:

  • Copy of ID
  • CV
  • Letter from the applicant’s institute confirming the application requirements are met by the applicant.

All documents need to be in English.

ECNP School of Neuropsychopharmacology 2018
The ECNP School of Neuropsychopharmacology 2018 took place in Oxford, United Kingdom, from 24-29 June 2018. ECNP provided a unique opportunity to 49 participants to interact with an international faculty of experts in basic and clinical neuropsychopharmacology, over a span of one week.
Feedback from the participants included: “A rare opportunity to get so many impressions and so much knowledge at the same time”.“One of the best experiences from my residency so far.” “The opportunities for networking were invaluable”. “I go back home with marked improvement in my knowledge. I believe this will positively impact my clinical activity”. “The ECNP School set up an excellent framework for young clinicians and scientists to collectively discuss the current challenges in psychiatry, and also network together”. The school had “excellent lecturers who are motivated to share their knowledge and encouraged much to look for new and higher challenges”.