Institut für Kognitionswissenschaft

Institute of Cognitive Science

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Online Master Program for Cognitive Science M.Sc.

General information

Osnabrück Cognitive Science Master Online Studies (OS-COSMOS) is a digital master’s program that targets international students who can successfully complete most of the coursework remotely. Possible focus areas include Artificial Intelligence, Neuroinformatics, and Neuroscience. In addition to the online coursework, students will be present in Osnabrück for a few weeks every academic year. During this period, students will be able to get to know one another and participate in courses and face-to-face exams. This also gives students a chance to get to know the city of Osnabrück, learn about German culture, and gain insight into the work-life in Germany through possible internships and company visits. 

Program requirements

The program requirements (120 ECTS) include the completion of the following:

  • 2 out of 3 focus areas:  Artificial Intelligence, Neuroinformatics, Neuroscience (32 ECTS)
  • Study project (24 ECTS)
  • Interdisciplinary credits through lab rotations and/or interdisciplinary courses (12 ECTS)
  • Electives (22 ECTS)
  • Master’s thesis (30 ECTS)

Student integration

Students in the program are integrated into the learning community through two elements: 

1. An online communication and work platform for all COSMOS students that is based on a long-established e-learning infrastructure 

2. The integration of digital students into face-to-face and online student teams, for working and socializing, who can take advantage of group-based mentoring opportunities and peer guidance.


Further details regarding application deadlines will follow soon. For more information about OS-COSMOS, please contact

Dr. Tobias Thelen (