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Application deadline: July 15th, 2017

The deadline for the online application is effectual for all students!
After having completed the online application, students have to submit certified copies of their application documents.
For non-EU students the deadline to submit documents is also July 15th.
For students coming from EU countries the deadline to submit documents is August 1st.
Documents received after these deadlines cannot be considered.

Semester starts: October 9nd, 2017
Preparatory Courses:
Academic English
Biostatistics
Both classes are supposed to start at September 22nd, 2017 (details later)

Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted to the English Masterprogram Cognitive Science at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, the following requirements have to be met: a Study Competence Test and a Language Competence Test

(1a) Study Competence Test:

A Bachelor Degree of at least 180 credit points from inside the European Union (EU), or an equivalent degree from outside the EU. The following additional considerations are in order: in case of a single subject BA degree, the subject has to belong to one of the disciplines listed below; in case of a double subject BA degree, at least one subject from this list has been studied for 60 credit points, while the other has been studied for 15 credit point. Relevant subjects are: Cognitive Sciences, Philosophy, Psychology, Neuroscience, Informatics, Linguistics or Mathematics and equivalent subjects. Note that philosophy is only accepted as a single subject BA degree if the transcript of records includes at least 15 CP in analytic philosophy of mind, ideally with an interdisciplinary focus. Other subjects are considered equivalent when there is a significant overlap in subject description, e.g. Neuroinformatics or Neurobiology. Biology is accepted as a relevant subject if the program includes a sufficient amount of Neurobiology or Bio-Informatics (at least 20 CP)."

(1b) Language Competence Test:

An English proficiency level of at least B2 GeR (Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen) is required for admission to the Masterprogram. Evidence of this can be provided by means of the UNIcert II-Zertifikats or the following scores on other English proficiency tests: IELTS 6,0, TOEFL IBT 98, TOEFL PBT 597 oder FCE (First Certificate in English). An English proficiency test is NOT required for students who:

Are native English speakers, i.e. citizens of one of the following countries: Australia, Canada (with the exception of Quebec), New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States of America, or have obtained their secondary education in English for at least three years.

(2) Admission is denied to those who already have failed to succesfully complete a Bachelor or Masterprogram in Cognitive Science (or a related subject) at a German University