Institut für Kognitionswissenschaft

Institute of Cognitive Science

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About the Cognitive Science Bachelor Program

The Bachelor Program is designed to provide a sound foundation in the core areas of Cognitive Science (Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Modelling, Computational Linguistics, Neurobiology, Neuroinformatics, Neuroscience, Philosophy of Mind). Particular emphasis is placed on the methods employed in these fields and on their interdisciplinary relations.

The Bachelor Program is comprised of 180 credits (including thesis) spread over six semesters, one of which (preferably the fifth semester) must be spent at a foreign university or institute (for studies or an internship). The program is completed with a bachelor thesis and leads to a "Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)" degree in Cognitive Science. The language of instruction is predominantly English.

The program addresses both German and international students.

Examination requirements for the bachelor degree are mainly documented by continuous assessments (as opposed to final examinations).

Tuition Fees

A semester fee of approximately 350 EUR (which includes the "Semesterticket" for public transport) is charged per semester. Students must provide proof of health insurance upon registration.

Semester Abroad

We celebrate the interdisciplinary nature of Cognitive Science! To encourage this, we expect students to spend a semester abroad - typically the fifth. Ideally, you would go on this adventure at a uniersity or institution with a Cognitive Science program or a program in one of its module areas. Scholarships can be applied for, e.g. within the ERASMUS+ program, see Semester Abroad.

Admission & Application Deadline

The Bachelor Program accepts students for the winter term only. For the application deadline, see application.

Courses and examinations successfully completed at a different university can be accredited.


Besides the student advisory service, there is also a mentoring program. Experienced students support freshmen and may connect to a university teacher who acts as mentor over the whole period of study, offering the student advice on all questions concerning his/her studies.


Moreover, the first year of study is accompanied by tutorials held by senior students under the guidance of the lecturer. This provides assistance to newcomers and promotes cooperation between students.

We especially encourage international students participating in the Master Program to act as tutors for first-year students to promote intercultural exchange.

The International Office helps and supports students from abroad in all matters of daily life.

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