Institut für Kognitionswissenschaft

Institute of Cognitive Science

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Applicant Advisory

Potential and current applicants can contact various services to get information and advice.

Please check out the information on the website first:

If you have questions concerning your suitability or about details of the courses of study, you can contact the mentoring team:

If you have questions about the application process itself contact the admissions office. Many international students have to apply via UniAssist, questions concerning their process need to be taken up with them. The status of your application can usually be reviewed online, in doubt contact the admissions office.

International Advisory

International Office

The International Office assists international students in a number of ways. They provide assistance with getting a visa, finding scholarships, a place to live and various administrative necessities.

Advisory for B.Sc. and M.Sc. Students

Student Mentoring

The Institute of Cognitive Science offers comprehensive mentoring services for its students, and there is a mentoring program for the Bachelor and Master Program. Experienced students support freshmen and offer the student advice on all questions concerning their studies. The mentors especially help with study planning, optimising the academic experience and offer their support in navigating life at a university. Contact:

Student Advisory

The university additionally has a centralised student advisory service: Central Student Advisory

Teacher Advisors for the Study Programs

Linguistik- und ComputerlinguistikElia Bruni
Künstliche IntelligenzKai-Uwe Kühnberger+49-541-969-3384
Philosophie und Philosophie der KognitionAchim Stephan+49-541-969-2277
Informatik und NeuroinformatikGordon Pipa+49-541-969-2277
MathematikStefan Kunis+49-541-969-2538
NeurobiologiePeter König+49-541-969-2880
Cognitive PsychologyN.N.


Advisor for the Doctorate Program

Gunther Heidemann, Tel.:+49-541-969-3371
Central Advisory for PhD-Students and PostDocs: ZePrOs

Contacting CogSci Students

Should you wish to contact the CogSci students, feel free to do so through the student organization (Fachschaft).

Additional University Advice and Support Services

Psychosocial Counselling

The "PBS-Psychosoziale Beratung" offers social and psychological counselling to all students. They also offer great workshops to help with anxiety before exams, pressure during thesis and many other study related problems.

Equal Protection Office

The "Gleichstellungsbüro" works towards creating an university experience with equal opportunities for everybody. Their support families and women in university in numerous ways and furthermore provide assistance in cases of discrimination.

BAföG Office

The Bafög Office assists students to get financial assistance by the german state.

Mentoring for Female Students

The MentUOS is directed at women to provide them with essential skills and knowledge to succeed in their career.