University of Potsdam

Cognitive Systems: Language, Learning and Reasoning

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Computer Science, Language and Literary Studies
M.Sc.
Degree
English
English only
Language
Winter semester:  01 Jun
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Duration
Free
Tuition fees (per semester)
Starting
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Application:
Uni-Assist
Study mode:
On campus

Requirements


Qualification Requirements


Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a subject essential for the Cognitive Systems degree program, such as computational linguistics, information science, linguistics, or mathematics.

Required ECTS credits: 180.

Evidence of knowledge that corresponds at least to the content of one of the three bridge modules FM1 (foundations of mathematics), FM2 (foundations of computer science), or FM3 (foundations of linguistics). This evidence is typically provided through successful participation in at least 9 credit points of coursework.

Proof of programming knowledge. This evidence is typically provided through successful participation in at least 6 CP of coursework.

Language Requirements


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

languageEnglish
CERF English
min C1
Cambridge
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: At least B.
IELTS
min 7
Specification: At least 6.5 in each field.
TOEFL iBT
min 95
UNIcert
min III
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
The English language knowledge can also be proven by a certificate of a degree from an English-language degree program at an accredited institution of higher education, or a certificate of a general higher education entrance qualification from an English-taught course of education and acquired in a country with English as the official language.

Application & Admission


Application Deadlines



Applications are open from:
Winter semester: April 01 (German)April 01 (EU)April 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:

Application Procedure & Selection


Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
None
Application:
Uni-Assist
Application Fee:
free of charge

Application Documents


  1. Completed and signed admissions application. The admission application is the document that is compiled as a result of your online application on uni-assist.
  2. Simple copy (i.e. uncertified) of the German- or English-language graduation certificate from your first degree (e.g. Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Diplom, Magister).
    If your graduation or preliminary certificate is in a language other than German or English, then you must submit a German or English translation certified by a sworn translator, along with a simple copy of this document.
    If documentation of your first professional qualification is not yet available by the admission application deadline, you can still apply for admission. You must have (with a transcript of records, uncertified will suffice):
    1. At least 140 CP in a bachelor's degree with a total requirement of 180 CP.
    2. At least 170 CP in a bachelor's degree with a total requirement of 210 CP.
    3. At least 200 CP in a bachelor's degree with a total requirement of 240 CP.
  3. Diploma Supplement: a simple copy (i.e. uncertified) of the diploma supplement or other relevant documentation from your university regarding all coursework completed for your first professional degree.  You may also submit the module manual or the study and examination regulations of your degree program to evidence your qualification. If this coursework was completed at an institution of higher education other than the University of Potsdam, then this proof must include information regarding the credit points, form, content, and the examination modalities.
  4. If applicable, a placement notification for the first semester.
  5. English language skills (see language requirements).
  6. Proof of programming skills (see previous degree field).
  7. Proof of knowledge that corresponds at least to the content of one of the three bridge modules FM1, FM2, or FM3 (see previous degree field).
  8. A letter of motivation (a maximum of 5.000 characters).
  9. Evidence of study or research stays abroad, or evidence of a professional internship or professional experience relevant to the content of the Cognitive Systems degree program, or semester projects and final theses that must still be completed, if applicable.
  10. Evidence of the successful completion of coursework in subjects related directly to the planned master's degree program (at least 9 CP), if applicable.
  11. Evidence of achievements or excellence related to the degree program that permit expectations of high performance, if applicable.
  12. Current or last certificate of university enrollment, or a copy of an exmatriculation certificate from a German institution of higher education, if you were enrolled in a program after acquiring the degree on which your application for the master's program is based.
  13. Documentation of citizenship (e.g., a copy of your passport).
  14. A written application for immediate admission in the context of the hardship quota (hardship application) and documentation required to substantiate such an application, if applicable.
  15. Documentation of an earlier offer of admission or proof of period service, if applicable.
  16. Documentation of qualification for the Brandenburg quota (Profilquote), if applicable.
  17. A written application to upgrade your waiting period, as well as documentation required to substantiate such an application, if applicable.
  18. A written application to improve your average grade, as well as documentation required to substantiate such an application, if applicable.
  19. Documentation regarding ongoing or completed asylum proceedings, if applicable.

Further Information


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