Cognitive Scienceinternational course, full time

  • Bachelor of Science


  • 6 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Osnabrück


  • September 2024 (Germans and inhabitants)

    September 2024 (EU), August 2024 (Non-EU)
    Please enquire

Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Neuroscience

Computational Linguistics, Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience, Neuroinformatics, Philosophy of Cognition, Methods of Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Mathematics


Cognitive Science studies phenomena such as perception and attention, memory and learning, planning, decision-making and problem solving, feeling, thinking, speaking and acting. In the 1970s, it evolved from a series of scientific/technical and humanities-related individual subjects into an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary subject. On the one hand, it is about understanding cognitive phenomena in biological systems. On the other hand, the knowledge gained is used to create artificial systems with comparable skills. While cognition was originally understood as a symbol processing process in the brain, cognitive research today is interested in a broad spectrum of phenomena that often also include the body and parts of the environment. Methods such as those of machine learning in artificial neural networks nevertheless remain central to cognitive research. However, it also uses modern measurement methods (e.g. EEG, eye tracking) and allows test subjects to explore virtual realities or examines the social behaviour of primates in order to learn more about cognition beyond the classic laboratory situation. Philosophical questions such as those on the ethics of artificial intelligence are not neglected either. The Bachelor´s degree course in Cognitive Science offers students a broad introduction to the methodological and content-related fundamentals of scientific research in the sub-areas of cognitive science: (computer) linguistics, cognitive (neuro)psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroinformatics, neurosciences and philosophy of cognitive science. In addition, students are introduced to areas of computer science and mathematics that are relevant to cognitive science. Based on these fundamentals, they develop an initial specialisation. They choose from a wide range of courses to suit their interests. A stay at a university abroad, which is an integral part of the degree course, allows you to gain your first international experience. In the last semester of the course, students finally work on their first major research project and write their Bachelor's thesis during it.

Admission modus

open admission

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

Proof of good English language skills at language level B2 in accordance with the CEFR and German language skills at language level B1 in accordance with the "Regulations on Special Admission Requirements for the Bachelor´s degree course in ‘Cognitive Science’".

Lecture period
  • 02.04.2024 - 06.07.2024
  • 28.10.2024 - 15.02.2025

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2024/2025)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    06.05.2024 - 30.09.2024

    Online process; For information on vacant study places and extended deadlines, see uos.debewerben

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    06.05.2024 - 30.09.2024

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    06.05.2024 - 15.08.2024

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    06.05.2024 - 30.09.2024

    as per letter of acceptance

Languages of instruction

Main language


Further languages


DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service