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University of Oldenburg

Neurocognitive Psycholοgу

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Psychology, Neurosciences, Cognitive Science, Neuropsychology
English only
Winter semester: 31 May/15 Jul
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction 
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree in the fields of psychology, cognitive science, or in a related field with an emphasis of study on psychology and/or cognitive sciences.

Minimum standard period of study: 3 years.
Required ECTS credits: 180.

At least 90 credit points must have been obtained in the area of psychology and/or cognitive sciences. Alternatively, students with a bachelor's degree from other relevant fields (natural sciences, mathematics, informatics, audiology, or medicine) may apply. All applicants must prove:

  1. 5 credit points (150 hours) in statistics.
  2. 5 credit points (150 hours) in experimental psychological or neuroscientific work (e.g. research internship, bachelor's thesis).
  3. 6 credit points (180 hours) in general/cognitive psychology, and
  4. 5 credit points (150 hours) in biological psychology/neurosciences.

Students may have to catch up on missing competencies in an additional module. The completion of the experimental work and the competencies in general/cognitive psychology and biological psychology/neuroscience needs to be proven upon applicatiοn.

Work Experience

At least 3 months of proven work experience or relevant scientific activities e.g. as a student assistant or a Bachelor thesis concerning neuropsychology, neurology, neurocognitive psychiatry, or cognitive and neurosciencеs.

GPA (German System) 3.00
GPA Comment

It's not a requirement, but if you have a GPA lower than 3.0 in your previous degree, you won't get any points during the admission procеss.

Additional Qualification
  1. Documented programming experience of at least 2 ECTS or 60 hours.
  2. Proven stay abroad relevant to the study of at least 4 months.
  3. At least 6 months of continuous proven, voluntary social involvement (e.g. committee work, year of voluntary social work - freiwilliges soziales Jahr).

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min B2
min B2 First (FCE)
min 5.5
min 72
min 543
Telc English B2-C1 University
min B2
min II
min Listening and Reading: 785; Speaking: 160; Writing: 150
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no

Additional information:
The English proficiency can be proven by a Bachelor's degree with English as the language of instruction completed in a country with English or German as the official language. Otherwise, certified proof of English language skills is needed (not older than two years). A test from a language center of a German university is accepted. Knowledge of German is not necessary for admission.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

In 32 days free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction 
Admission Test/Interview:
Application Fee:

For the application via uni-assist: € 75 for the first application, € 30 for each additional

Application Documents

The following documents must be enclosed with the application in German or English (documents in other languages will need to be accompanied by certified translations):

  1. Bachelor's degree and transcript of records (certified for applications via the university).
  2. Proof of the number of semesters studied thus far (for applications via the university).
  3. Completed specific eligibility form (for download on the course website, the application portal of the university, and uni-assist once the application process will start).
  4. Proof of mastery of English (see language requirements).
  5. If applicable:
    • Certificates concerning relevant internships or work experience.
    • The subject of the bachelor's thesis.
    • Proof of programming knowledge.
    • Certificates pertaining to a stay abroad.
    • Certificates showing social commitment and civic spirit.

The university does not ask for letters of recommendation or letters of motivation.

Important information for international applicants:
For your application at the University of Oldenburg, you do only need to upload a digital version of your documents (and the translation if necessary) at the portal of uni-assist. You do not need to send any certified copies for your application, as you need to present the original documents for your registration at the registrar's office once you arrive in Oldenburg.

Exceptions from these regulations affect applicants with a degree from China or Viеtnam.


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Further Information

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Course Website