Cognitive Science

Faculty of Psychology and Cognitive Studies

Level of studies: second-cycle studies
Type of studies: full-time (weekdays)
Duration: 2 years
Language of instruction: Polish
Professional title: master (magister)
Educational profile: general academic

About the programme

Admission to the programme - II nabór

Admission schedule

Admission procedure has ended.

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Contact details for admission subcommittee

Admission to the programme - I nabór

Admission schedule

Admission procedure has ended.

Current stats

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Ten nabór został już zakończony.

Detailed admission rules

Selection procedure

for graduates of first-, second- and long-cycle studies

Elements of selection procedure Minimum
Weight of
1) grade on the higher education diploma - 5 5 25
2) project 3 5 9 45
3) interview 16 30 1 30
Maximum number of points to be scored during the selection procedure 100

Ad 2. Additional information:

Candidates submit their master's thesis projects in the form of an outline within a given deadline, including information regarding the potential supervisor of the thesis and their consent.

A number of points for the master's thesis project lower than 3 results in negative assessment of the project and refusal to admit the student (regardless of the number of points calculated on the basis of their grade on the diploma of higher education and regardless of the result of the interview).

Candidates who failed to submit a master's thesis project will not be admitted (regardless of the number of points calculated on the basis of their grade on the diploma of higher education and regardless of the result of the interview).

A master's thesis project should contain the proposed title of the thesis and the supervisor's consent. It should consist of at least three basic parts:

  1. extensive abstract (1-3 A4 pages),
  2. outline of the thesis (about 1 A4 page),
  3. bibliography (1-2 A4 pages).


This section should contain the following information:

  1. purpose of the thesis and reference to the current state of knowledge in a given field,
  2. hypotheses (if any) with justification,
  3. proposed methodology (e.g. in the case of empirical thesis: research plan, research group, planned tools and methods),
  4. schedule of planned activities (in relation to the outline),
  5. analysis of potential risks and ways to minimize them.


It should be an extensive table of contents of the master's thesis (chapter titles with a brief description of their content). It should refer directly to the abstract.


Literature used as reference in the master's thesis project. The required standard is APA 7.

Ad 3. Additional information:

An interview covering topics indicated by the Faculty of Social Sciences. A score of 15 points or lower for the interview means a negative outcome - the candidate is not admitted regardless of the score calculated on the basis of the grade in the diploma and evaluation of master thesis project.

The maximum score of 30 points for the interview (without the necessity to attend the interview) is given to graduates of first-cycle studies in cognitive science completed at the Faculty of Social Sciences, as well as persons who obtained credits for the subjects listed below (or subjects with equivalent learning outcomes which have to be documented)

  1. Mathematical basis of cognitive science;
  2. Cognitive processes;
  3. Methodology of psychological research with statistics and research ethics;
  4. Psychometry;
  5. Human–computer interaction;
  6. Neuroscience;
  7. Cognitive linguistics or Non-classical logics;
  8. Fundamental problems in cognitive science: consciousness;
  9. Fundamental problems in cognitive science: perception;
  10. Reasoning or Psychology of emotion and motivation;
  11. Two laboratory classes of 60h each

Selection procedure steps

1. Creating an account

The candidate creates an individual account in the Online Admissions System by providing the necessary personal data. Subsequent admission-related operations can only be made after logging in to the created account. All steps taken by the candidate after logging into the system are saved and archived. The candidate is obliged to keep the password to access the account secret.

2. Enrolling in the programme

The candidate chooses a programme/major and type of studies. It is recommended that the candidate thoroughly read the admission requirements for a given programme as well as the admission schedule. 

3. Paying the enrollment fee

The candidate pays an admission procedure fee in the selected programmes/majors. Failure to pay the fee for a given programme means the candidate is not included in the selection procedure in this programme. The enrollment fee is PLN 85.

4. Attachment of documents obtained abroad

The candidate with the documents obtained abroad attaches scans of these documents for the purpose of their verification.

5. Complement of information about the diploma

The candidate enters information about the diploma: final grade on the diploma, diploma issuance date and diploma number.

6. Uploading a photo

The candidate uploads a high-resolution photo which will be used when generating the personal questionnaire. The photo of the admitted candidate will also be used in the student identification card.

Notice: if you do not upload a photo, system will not be able to generating the questionnaire!

7. Lodgment of all required documents by electronic means

Upon enrolling into the programme and paying the enrollment fee, the candidate is obliged to lodge of all required documents by electronic means within the specified time limit.

8. Taking the entrance examination

The candidate will revceive a message via the Online Admissions System about the date, place and time of the entrance exam.

Failure to take the exam means the candidate is not admitted to the programme.

9. Final results of the selection procedure

The results of the selection procedure will be provided via the Online Admissions System. Upon logging into his/her account, the candidate will see information on admission or denial of admission. 

List of documents

Set of documents

  • photo file which will be used when generating the personal questionnaire
  • a scan of university diploma
  • project

Preparation of the documents

During the recruitment process, candidates do not submit any paper documents.

Each of the required documents should be scanned to a separate file in PDF format. A document (e.g. certificate or diploma) that has more than one page should be scanned into one multi-page PDF file.

Scanning documents can be carried out on its own with the use of a scanner or with the use of dedicated applications for devices with Android or iOS. The document scanning service is also available at most copy shops.

Attestation of documents

Document attestation is a process in which an employee of the University confirms the compliance of the attached scans of documents with their original (paper) version. Attestation of the document by AMU consists in submitting (for inspection) the original document at the Student Office at the Faculty at the beginning of the academic year.

Polish language command (B2 level)

Foreigners applying for admission to this field of study are required to attach a document confirming knowledge of the Polish language at the B2 level (see the list of accepted documents).

A candidate who does not have an appropriate document is obliged to take a Polish language proficiency test (online test).

Documents obtained abroad

Candidates with documents obtained abroad also provide:

  • a scan of a foreign document, which is legalized or accompanied by an apostille, entitling the candidate to take up higher education studies in the country where the document was issued
  • a scan of translation of the document into the language of the studies undertaken by the candidate, performed by a sworn translator entered into the list of sworn translators maintained by the Polish Minister of Justice, or certified by a Polish consul in the country where the document was issued
  • a certificate of recognition of a foreign certificate as equivalent to Polish Matura certificate issued by a competent Board of Education – if the foreign certificate is not recognized, by virtue of law or under international agreements, as a document entitling to commence higher education studies in Poland
  • a scan of a document confirming the entitlement to study tuition-free – in the case of the foreigners concerned

Online Admissions System 2023/2024