24 months
17000 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
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The specialisation in Cognitive Neuroscience - Perception, Action and Decision-making (Research) at Radboud University  studies the basic sensorimotor aspects of perception-action coupling as well as the cognitive contextual and social components.

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In the Cognitive Neuroscience - Perception, Action and Decision-making (Research) at Radboud University   you’ll gain ample experience in current research and analysis techniques in perception, three-dimensional motor research, psychophysiological studies, neuroimaging and electromyographical studies. You’ll also be able to apply formal theories on and models of perceptive functions, sensorimotor functions, and complex actions in your research.

Something for you?  

  • This track is aimed at the three basic components of current Cognitive Neuroscience: modelling, designing and conducting behavioural studies and measuring the neurobiological foundations of behaviour.
  • As a student of this Master’s, you’re able to use the state-of-the-art research equipment that is located on campus, like the Sensorimotorlab.
  • This track also works closely with the Radboudumc and the Sint Maartenskliniek, a hospital that specializes in posture and movement, also housed in Nijmegen.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Neuroanatomy
  • Mathematical Programming using Matlab
  • Mathematics for Neuroimaging
  • Advanced statistics in R
  • Basic Mathematics for Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Teaching skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your admission into this programme depends on your previous education. You are admissible if you have completed a Bachelor's degree in:

    • Linguistics
    • Physics
    • Biology
    • Medicine
    • Mathematics
    • Behavioural Sciences
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Or a related discipline.
    • A proficiency in English
Specifically, we require demonstrable knowledge in the following domains:
    • Biophysics 
    • Neuroscience 
    • Psychonomics 
    • Experimental design and statistics 
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Nijmegen

800 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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


  • We have a number of scholarships available only for international Master’s students. You can find the full list, including details about eligibility requirements and how to apply, on the university's website.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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