Institut für Kognitionswissenschaft

Institute of Cognitive Science

Osnabrück University navigation and search

Main content

Top content

Institute of Cognitive Science

Institute of Cognitive Science at Osnabrück University

Welcome to the website of the Institute of Cognitive Science at the Osnabrück University! Our research activities cover a wide range of cognitive science disciplines. Our study programs include international Bachelor and Master programs, which teach basics from the entire spectrum of cognitive science and emphasize interdisciplinary thinking and work.

Top content

Welcome Week

The week before the start of lectures is traditionally reserved for the freshie week. The Cognitive Science Freshie Week, organized by the Mentoring Team and the CogSci student body, will be happening from October 9th - 13th. Here, you will meet your fellow freshies and students from higher semesters, learn everything there is to know about the Cognitive Science programs and have an overall great time. You will learn to use the various university online tools, will be advised on how the study regulation works, and how to find the right courses.

ComCo Conference 2023

This years ComCo Conference with a main focus on computational models of higher-level cognition will take place on 9th and 10th October 2023 in Osnabrück. With an exciting mix of invited keynote speakers and contributed short talks and posters, we aim to foster collaborations and stimulate new research in the area of Computational Cognition. More Information can be found  on the conference website:

For Prospective Students:

Bachelor Cognitive Science

This program is designed for you to explore the different fields within Cognitive Science, all while building a solid foundation in the core areas of Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Modelling, Computational Linguistics, Neurobiology, Neuroinformatics, Neuroscience, Philosophy of Mind. 

Master Cognitive Science

This Master Program allows you to refine your knowledge in Cognitive Psychology, Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics and Computational Linguistics, Neuroinformatics and Robotics, Neuroscience, and Philosophy of Mind and Cognition. You will build on your research skills through lab rotations, a year-long study project, and your master's thesis.

Online Master Cognitive Science

The "Osnabrück Cognitive Science Master Online Studies" (OS-COSMOS) program is an online track to the Master Program for international students living outside of Germany.  You can major in Artificial Intelligence, Neuroscience, and Neuroinformatics.

Master Cognitive Computing

The Cognitive Computing Program specializes in studying computational models of cognitive abilities. This course addresses working professionals who will continue to work in parallel to their studies. Graduates of this program are able to use their acquired skills for the development of innovative intelligent systems and services.