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Study Cognitive Science in Germany: 14 Universities with 17 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2022/2023)

Updated: 07-01-2022 | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary field concerning itself with of the mind and its processes, drawing from psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, philosophy, anthropology, and computer science and artifical intelligence. Cognitive scientists study intelligence and behavior, particularly on how nervous systems process and synthesize information. Frequent areas of study include language, memory, perception, attention, emotion, and reasoning. With a degree from a German university, you could join this field and help work towards its goal of better understanding intelligence, and applying this understanding to be able to improve human quality of life and develop "intelligent" machines and devices.

Overview

masters
17

Study Programs in English

universities
14

Universities

ranking
13

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (14 programs for EU citizens, 13 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 10,000 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between July 15 and June 15

Summer Semester

between July 15 and May 31

View all 17 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Cognitive Science

#32Times Higher Education Ranking
LMU - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

public University

No. of Students: approx. 47,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #48, QS World University Rankings #64
#38Times Higher Education Ranking
Technical University of Munich

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx. 42,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #50, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #52
#74Times Higher Education Ranking
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 34,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #128
#83Times Higher Education Ranking
Freie Universität Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 34,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #127

Tuition Fees

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6 English Degree Programs for Cognitive Science in Germany

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2022/2023

Summer Semester 2023

Winter Semester 2023/2024

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
52.9% local admission restriction (local NC)
11.8% no admission restriction
35.3% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

41.2% directly at University
52.9% via uni-assist

6 English Degree Programs for Cognitive Science in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

4.5 (1 program )

Minimum:

75 (1 program )

Minimum:

B1 Preliminary (PET) (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (1 program )

Maximum:

95 (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (5 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

4.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (1 program )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

75 (1 program )

Maximum:

95 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B1 Preliminary (PET) (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (5 programs )

5 English Degree Programs for Cognitive Science in Germany

Program Features

4-6 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Bachelor of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

82.4%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

17.6%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Cognitive Science

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FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

public University · No. of Students: 36,000

Program Fees: € 2,250 - € 4,500

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

Freie Universität Berlin

public University · No. of Students: 34,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

MBM (Master of Business Marketing)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

MLB (Master of Law and Business)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

public University · No. of Students: 34,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

LL.M. (Master of Laws)

Jacobs University Bremen

private (state-approved) University · No. of Students: 1,400

Program Fees: € 10,000

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

LMU - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

public University · No. of Students: 47,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

EM (Executive Master)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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