International Programmes 2023/2024

Neuro-Cognitive Psychology (NCP) Neuro-Cognitive Psychology (NCP)

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München • München

Master of Science in Neuro-cognitive Psychology
Teaching language
  • English

Courses are held in English (100%).

Programme duration
4 semesters
Winter semester
Application deadline

15 February for the following winter semester

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

The aim of the four-semester study programme MSc in Neuro-Cognitive Psychology (NCP) is to train a select group of about 20 students each year (recruited from around the world) in both methodological and conceptual topics in this neuroscience-oriented discipline of psychology, and to provide an education that competes with the best international programmes.

Course organisation

In the first two semesters, students study an optimally structured broad curriculum, learning state-of-the-art basic scientific knowledge. The second part of the programme provides students with the opportunity to specialise and expand their knowledge in particular modules by participating in one full-time research project and in advanced optional courses on current research topics in the third semester. The fourth semester is set aside for the writing of the Master's thesis.

More detailed information is provided on the NCP website:

International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
Integrated internships

In one full-time, supervised research project (the topic of which is derived from the context of the supervisor's current research and which is to be completed during the break between the second and third semester), students have the opportunity to bring together their acquired conceptual and methodological/technical knowledge and skills in independent work, under the guidance of their supervisor.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

85 EUR per semester

Costs of living

Living costs (including accommodation and health insurance) in Munich range from 800 to 1,000 EUR per month.

Funding opportunities within the university
Academic admission requirements

Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in psychology, biology, medicine, or a closely related subject area. Also eligible to apply are students in the final year of their Bachelor's or equivalent degree courses, provided that the degree will be conferred prior to enrolment in this programme in the winter semester (October).
German applicants who do not hold a Bachelor's degree must have successfully completed the "Vordiplom" or "Physikum" examinations in one of the subjects specified above and have completed two semesters of advanced-level courses ("Hauptstudium") by the date of enrolment in this programme.

The applicants' age should not exceed 27 upon enrolment. Exceptions are possible only under particular circumstances upon the decision of the admissions committee.

Language requirements

Applicants who are not native speakers of English must demonstrate English proficiency at level B2 by obtaining acceptable results in an internationally recognised test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, APIEL, CPE). Proof of higher education in English or residence of a reasonable length in an English-speaking country may also be acceptable upon the decision of the Admissions Committee. Language skills may also be evaluated during the personal interviews of selected candidates.

Application deadline

15 February for the following winter semester

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Possibility of finding part-time employment

There are opportunities to supplement your income by working as a student laboratory or research assistant ("Studentische Hilfskraft") on our council-funded research projects. This opportunity is open to all students, although some restrictions apply to students from non-EU countries (who are limited to a total of 120 full days/240 half days of work per year).


The International Office helps visiting academics, PhD students, and postdocs who are travelling to Munich for a set period of time to find accommodation.

For further information, please visit the following link:

Rooms in shared flats are popular on the private market and reasonably priced at 400-600 EUR per month if located in central parts of Munich.

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