Cognitive Neuroscience, M.Sc. | Radboud University | Nijmegen, Netherlands
24 months
17000 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
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 Master's programme in Cognitive Neuroscience at Radboud University is located within the world-renowned Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, with a research staff of over 500 scientists.Nijmegen is one of the foremost centres of cognitive neuroscience in the world.

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Cognitive Neuroscience studies the cognitive and neural basis of mental processes such as perception, action, language, attention and memory. This relatively young discipline seeks to unravel the workings of the human brain. The research Master’s programme offers four tracks that coincide with the research themes of the Donders Institute. 

  • Language and Communication
  • Perception, Action and Decision-making
  • Development and lifelong plasticity 
  • Neural Computing and Neurotechnology

Future career opportunities

This Master's Cognitive Neuroscience at Radboud University will give you the qualifications you need to attain a PhD position. About 80 percent of our graduates take on a PhD project in Nijmegen or in other parts of the world. Other graduates find jobs in the commercial sector or at research institutes. Each year there are, on average, about 12 PhD positions available at the graduate schools Donders Graduate School for Cognitive Neuroscience (DGCN) and the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Trends in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Neuroimaging 
  • Neurophilosophy
  • Lab Rotation
  • Neuroimaging: Haemodynamic 
  • Neuroimaging: Electrophysical 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You are admissible if you have completed a Bachelor's degree in:
  • Linguistics
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Medicine
  • Mathematics
  • Behavioural Sciences (e.g. Psychology)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • or a related discipline
  • To start this Research Master’s programme you will need to have obtained a Bachelor’s degree in one of the above mentioned disciplines from an academic university. A degree from a university of applied science (in Dutch: hbo; German: Fachhochschule) is not sufficient. Completion of a pre-master programme in combination with a degree from a university of applied science is also not sufficient.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 EUR/year
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    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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