Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

Cognitive Science

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Neurosciences, Psychology
English only & German language course
Winter semester: 30 Apr, 15 Jul - 31 Aug
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in psychology, linguistics, computer science, biology, cognitive science, or an equivalent degree (equivalency is judged by the International School of Graduate Studies (ISGS)).

Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in another related field (e.g. social sciences, engineering, philosophy, etc) may also apply, but should clearly explain in their motivation letter how their previous studies and experience have suitably prepared them for a master’s program in cognitive science.

Applicants should ideally also have a solid background in basic descriptive and inferential statistics (e.g., regression, ANOVA) as well as some experience in conducting empirical research (e.g., for a class project or bachelor’s thesis). Previous experience in statistics and empirical research should be mentioned in the motivation letter.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

min 80
min 550
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
When applying, German proficiency is not required. However, the University of Kaiserslautern requires proof of German proficiency within the first year of studies. This can be obtained while you study by taking a German course on A1 level, or by providing a certificate from a Goethe Institute on A2 level.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
without admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

To complete the application, please prepare the following documents as PDF-files (unless specified otherwise).

At the time of application, it is sufficient to submit electronic documents, i.e. no hard copies need to be sent.

For enrolment, original documents have to be provided, which will be checked against the electronic documents.

The following electronic documents (PDF) are mandatory:

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV).
  2. Degree certificate(s) (original language).
  3. Degree certificate(s) (certified translation).
  4. Transcript of records (original language and certified translation).
  5. English language qualification certificate (see language requirements).

The following electronic documents (PDF) are not mandatory, but very useful for the evaluation of your application and therefore highly recommended:

  • Description of subjects covered during your previous studies, e.g. syllabi or module handbooks.
  • Letter of motivation.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • 1‚Äď2 letters of recommendation from faculty staff of a university or research institute (PDF; can also be sent in paper form, if to be handled confidentially).
  • Copy or summary of bachelor/master thesis (please add a summary of one page to the application).
  • Further qualifications (e.g. certificates of internships or jobs that are related to cognitive science, awards, prizes or a list of scientific publications).
  • Akademische Pr√ľfstelle; only for applicants from the People¬īs Republic of China, Mongolia, and Vietnam.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website