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    How can you drive a car by computer? How does a computer recognize speech or emotions? How can software and devices be aligned to the way humans think?

    The Dutch Guide to Colleges 2013 has rated Artificial Intelligence in Groningen number 1 of all similar programs in the Netherlands.

    In the international Bachelor's degree programme in Artificial Intelligence you will study intelligence and develop 'intelligent' and user-friendly products.

    This international degree programme focuses on human thinking, artificial thinking (computers, robots) and behaviour in social systems (e.g. group behaviour). You will study the underlying processes in order to predict or simulate behaviour

    Interdisciplinary curriculum

    Artificial Intelligence draws on knowledge from various disciplines, such as cognitive psychology, linguistics, computing science, logic and philosophy. You will develop skills in these areas in the first year, after which you deepen your knowledge in the subdiscipline you prefer, such as the technical aspects or cognitive science.

    Translating knowledge into practical applications

    There are many applications in which intelligence and usable technology are indispensable, in ticket machines for example. This degree programme therefore has a strong practical orientation.

    Job perspectives

    A degree in Artificial Intelligence equips you for a wide range of fields, precisely because your knowledge is so broad and you can approach matters from various perspectives. You can also communicate well with other specialists in the discipline. That makes you highly employable for companies and organizations. You will have broad knowledge and a logical reasoning ability… therefore excellent career prospects!

    Finding work when you graduate

    Many graduates find suitable jobs in the business sector in the Netherlands or abroad. Other graduates choose another path, such as setting up their own business.Once they have their Bachelor's degree, most students choose a related Master's programme in Artificial Intelligence or Human-Machine Communication. When you chose Artificial Intelligence you can work at institutions who work with large date files, like hospitals or banks. You can also find a job at research and development deparments of multinationals and build autonomous systems. When you go for human-machine communication, you can become a cognitive ergonomist and develop software and devices.

    User-friendly software or devices

    With your Master's degree you are employable in companies that produce software or devices. Among other things, your work will involve making these as user-friendly as possible.

    Examples of companies our graduates currently work at are: Accenture, Ethical Hacker, TNO, Deloitte, Educational game researcher, Nederlands Forensisch Instituut, ORTEC, KPN Consulting, Achmea, en Almende.

    Job examples

    • Entrepreneur
    • Business positions

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline Dutch students - May 01, 2015; EU/EEA students - June 01, 2015; non-EU/EEA students - April 15, 2015 Tuition fee
    • EUR 1951 Year (EEA)
    • EUR 10400 Year (Non-EEA)
    Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
    Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    Programme scheduleCourses year 1
    • Autonomous Systems
    • Calculus
    • Cognitive Psychology, Logic
    • General Linguistics
    • Introduction to Computing Science
    • Programming
    Courses year 2
    • Architectures of Intelligence
    • Biopsychology
    • Knowledge and Agent Technology
    • Language and Speech Technology
    • Practicals in e.g. Autonomous Systems, Cognitive Science, Knowledge Technology
    • Practicals in e.g. Language Technology, Speech Technology Practical
    Courses year 3
    • Bachelor Project (10 EC)
    • Minor Electives (15 EC)
    • Neural Networks
    • Neurophysics
    • Philosophy of Cognitive Science

    The Groningen science and engineering programmes stand out for their academic excellence. The work pace in the first year is generally high and the courses contents demanding. The first year curriculum concentrates on laying a sound basis for our engineering and natural science disciplines. This allows our students to chooise their specialisation tracks already in their second Bachelor's year.

    Credits per year: 60 ECTS; most courses are 5 ECTS.

    Study abroad

    • Study abroad is optional
    • Maximum of 30 EC

    (Binding) study advice

    • A minimum of 45 EC in the first 12 months ( binding )
    • Get your propedeutic diploma in the first 24 months ( binding )

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test : 92

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


    Specific requirements / More information
    • additional subject

    This is merely an indication of required background knowledge. The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the bachelor programme for which you applied.

    • knowledge minimum

    What if you do not meet the admissions requirements?

    We offer a foundation year for students who do not meet the admissions requirements, in association with the Holland International Study Centre. The Foundation year will help you develop your academic skills and English language to the required standard, after which you can progress to the first year of your Bachelor's programme.

    More information can be found at:

    • language test

    Proof of English proficiency is required: TOEFL IBT score of 92, a TOEFL CBT score of 237, a TOEFL PBT score of 580, an IELTS score of 6.5, a CAE or CPE certificate.

    MAKE SURE TO VISIT for all the necessary information about required language tests.

    • previous education

    Secondary education equivalent to Dutch pre-university education is required.

    This is merely an indication of the required general level of applicants' previous education.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION please visit the 'BSc Application Procedure' pages at:

    • other admission requirements


    Make sure to visit 'BSc Application Procedure' at: all the necessary information about the procedure and admission requirements.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Groningen.


    The university is committed to recognizing excellence in academic achievement through offering a number of scholarships for international students and researchers. Several scholarships are available for international students who are motivated to study Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programmes, as well as for exchanges, short courses and research stays at our university.

    Besides scholarships awarded by the University of Groningen, a number of grants awarded by the Dutch government, the EU and (inter)national organizations, such as World Bank or the Ford Foundation, can be used for study or research at the University of Groningen as well.

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