36 months
9000 EUR/year
2205 EUR/year
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Within the program Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence from Tilburg University you will learn about artificial intelligence in combination with the science of human cognition: the study of thinking, language, learning, and mental representations in relation to other psychological processes that involve attention, observation, memory, use of language, and decision making.

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Within the Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence programme offered at Tilburg University  you focus on artificial intelligence, human cognition and technological innovation. Can computers interpret human emotions in a reliable way? How does our brain process all the impulses which it receives and how does it respond to virtual and augmented reality?  How does communication between humans and robots work? And what forms of artificial intelligence can we expect in the (near) future?

  • In the first year you take introductory courses in the fields of artificial intelligence and human cognition. Besides that you develop basic programming skills. 
  • In the second year you deepen your knowledge. You apply your skills and knowledge within themes such as Human Computer Interaction and Cognitive Robotics. You will gain experience with conducting research (for example in our own Virtual and Augmented Reality Lab).
  • In the third year, you take the last specialization courses (for example: Introduction to Machine Learning and Advanced Programming). You will also do a minor in which you can choose between gaining in-depth knowledge within your program or broadening your perspective by taking courses of another discipline at Tilburg University, a different university in the Netherlands or even abroad. You will finish your studies with a Bachelor’s Thesis. 

Career prospects

Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence prepares you for a successful career in business, consultancy or science. Developments in this field are extremely rapid, and well-trained specialists are in great demand. You can, for example, become a  web analyst, social media analyst, data journalist, intelligent software developer, social robot developer or technology consultant. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Programming (CSI)
  • Introduction to Cognitive Science
  • Data Visualization
  • Fundamentals of Information Sciences for CSAI
  • Language, Cognition & Computation
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Psychology of Language
  • The Visual Language of Comics
  • Cognitive Modelling
  • Ethics and Philosophy of Science
  • Data Science for Humanities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

To be eligible for admission to a research university, you must have a high school diploma that is considered equal to the highest level of secondary education in the Netherlands (the Dutch VWO diploma). Examples of diplomas which are accepted for admission include the

  • Dutch VWO diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • European Baccalaureate
  • As our Bachelor’s programs are taught entirely in English, you will need to demonstrate your English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2205 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2205 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Tilburg

700 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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