Artificial Intelligence

University of Groningen

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
17500 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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What is intelligent behaviour? How can computers recognize faces and objects? In the Artificial Intelligence programme at the University of Groningen, you will learn how to design and implement intelligent systems.


The core topics in the Artificial Intelligence programme at the University of Groningen are: 

  • Autonomous Systems

A robot taking samples and collecting information on the moon is an example of an autonomous system. It operates and carries out missions independently. Regardless of its surroundings, it responds with a certain intelligence. While traditional AI focuses on cognition and reasoning as isolated abilities, we strongly believe in perception as an active behavior, which is integrated into general cognition.

  • Cognitive Robotics

The courses taught in the area of cognitive robotics are related to research in social robotics, to the origin of robotic communication and to the way in which robots recognize movement. Research is conducted at the Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Engineering Institute.

  • Multi-agent Systems

When a team of robots plays football they have to communicate and cooperate with each other. This is an example of a multi-agent system. When designing these systems, techniques from computing science and logic are combined with knowledge about the interaction amongst humans and animals.

Job prospects

Once you have obtained your Master's degree in Artificial Intelligence, you can apply your skills in research & development, for instance, air traffic and space labs, where you make sure that intelligent and innovative technologies are used during the design process. 

You could also choose to get a job at a research institute where you work as a researcher. This can be done at a university (PhD) or at a research institute like TNO. About 50% of our students choose a career as a scientist.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design of Multi-Agent Systems
  • Machine Learning
  • Cognitive Robotics
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Robotics for AI
  • Handwriting Recognition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants with a background in electrical/electronic engineering, industrial robotics and production automation are very rarely considered eligible for admission.

At least a Bachelor's degree in Artificial Intelligence or a relevant Bachelor's degree which includes all of the following six subjects:
  • knowledge systems
  • autonomous systems
  • mathematics (discrete and continuous)
  • statistics
  • logics (set theory, predicate logic, and modal logic)
  • computer science (programming, data structures, search techniques, practical skills)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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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