Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience MSc Admission

Tutition fee: 1,300 EUR

Application fee: 120 EUR (non-refundable)

Entrance exam fee: 120 EUR (non-refundable)

Start of the programme: 07, Sep, 2020

Deadline for applications: 15, Jul, 2020

Is there a February intake: No

Admission requirements

Entry requirements

A) Full acknowledgement is given for the following degrees: a Bachelor’s degree in: Psychology, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Biology, Liberal Arts: Philosophy Specialisation; college degrees (as according to the Hungarian higher education system before 2006): Psychology, Information Technology, Computer Programmer Mathematician, Teacher of Computer Science, Teacher of Biology, Biology Laboratory Operator; university degrees (as according to the Hungarian higher education system before 2006): Psychology, Information Technology, Computer Programmer Mathematician, Teacher of Informatics, Applied Plant Biology, Applied Zoology, Biophysics, Biology, Molecular Biology, Teacher of Biology, Aesthetics; Ethics, Anthropology and Social Studies, Philosophy. 
If you have any of the degrees listed above or you are going to obtain a degree by the time of the results announcement, you do not have to do anything else but send a copy of the degree certificate (hereinafter diploma). 
Please note that the degrees described above as well as the full acknowledgement are only for degrees obtained in Hungary. If your degree was obtained outside Hungary, it must be submitted for evaluation (see below). However, the above list will give you an idea of what degrees can be accepted. 

B) Conditionally accepted Bachelor’s degrees which will be considered in the first place: Liberal Arts: Communications and Media Studies, Business Information Technology, Applied Economics, Economic Analysis, Hungarian Linguistics and Literature: Language Technology specialisation and Theoretical Linguistics specialisation, Pedagogy, Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineer, Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical Engineer, Economist in Business Administration and Management, Technical Manager, Mathematics, Communication and Media Science, Economist in Economic and Financial Mathematical Analysis. In the case of these degrees they must fulfil the following credit requirements: at least 30 credits (ECTS) which can be recognized from the earlier studies in at least three of the following fields: mathematics, statistics; informatics; epistemology; logic; linguistics; physiology and anatomy. (Besides the degrees listed above, any other degree can be accepted if it fulfils the 30 ECTS requirement.) 

The requirement, i. e. the existence of the credits listed above is established through a preliminary examination of the credits which must be initiated by the applicant in the form of a free-text request.

If the applicant takes their final examination during the current semester and their degree certificate (diploma) is not issued before the application deadline, a certification is required, which verifies that the applicant will presumably receive a degree. In case of being accepted as a student, however, the applicant must present the diploma upon enrolment at the latest.

The educational and outcome requirements are defined by the Ministry of Human Capacities (Regulation No. 18/2016. (VIII. 5.)) . The details of the application and admission process are defined by the Organisational and Operational Regulations of ELTE.


Language requirements

Minimum level of language proficiency (oral) (A1-C2): C1
Minimum level of language proficiency (written) (A1-C2): C1

Further comments:
The language of instruction for the entire programme is English, so a very good command of English is required during the oral entrance exam and throughout the whole programme. The language knowledge is assessed and evaluated during the interview, the Faculty of Education and Psychology doesn't require an official language certificate.


Documents to submit with application

Document Comment
Online application form -
Bachelor-level degree -
Transcript of records -
CV -
Motivation letter The letter should contain approximately 2000 characters. You should explain your experiences and ideas, how you met the field of cognitive science, why you thought it would be suitable for you, what your aim is with the MSc degree, how you would imagine your career, which area you are interested in and what further studies you might plan.
Copy of the main pages of the passport (needs to be valid) -
Copy of application fee transfer -
Entrance exam fee -

Reference work

The reference work can be any work which you wrote within the field of psychologylinguistics OR cognitive science (research paper, seminar paper, research report, published article, poster, study etc.). You can also write a new paper for the current application, which can be an improved version of an earlier work. If the work has been published or has been presented during your studies, please indicate on the paper where it was published or within what context it was written and presented. The maximum length should be 15 pages (without the appendices, and there are no requirements for form). If the work was co-authored, you must indicate their participation in the paper in percent (%). The reference work must be in English.-
An official English translation of the certificates and the records if the language of the original is not English. It can be a translation from the university too. -

Application procedure

The application starts in the online application system. Students need to register in the system, fill in the online application form, upload the required documents and follow the instructions during the application process.

The application and the entrance exam fee should be transferred to the following account:

  • Name of Bank: Magyar Államkincstár (Hungarian State Treasury)
  • Address of Bank: Budapest, Váci út 71, Hungary – 1139
  • Holder of the account: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem
  • Account No.: 10032000-01426201-00000000
  • SWIFT Code: HUSTHUHB
  • IBAN Number: HU03 1003 2000 0142 6201 0000 0000
  • On the transfer order please put down your full name and “AB01 B102 AB1P17/09”!

The deadline for application means the deadline of submission of the full and complete application package in the online system.

  • Period 1: 25 February
  • Period 2: 25 March
  • Period 3: 25 April
  • Period 4: 27 May
  • Period 5: 15 July

The application procedure includes 5 periods in order to give the applicants the freedom to submit their application when it’s most suitable for them. The applicants of each period have the same chance to get admittance for the programme. However, please note, that the Faculty of Education and Psychology ELTE reserves the right to cancel the entrance periods in case the number of the admitted applicants reaches the limit during the previous entrance periods.

When the university receives the full application package and it is checked by the Student Affairs and Registrar’s Office an entrance exam date option will be sent in the online application system after the application deadline for the relevant period. Please, check your messages in the application system, and the e-mail address that is linked to the account regularly.


Procedure of the entrance examination

Based on Section 34 of Government decree 423/2012 (XII. 29.) on the admission to higher education institutions, the higher education institution regulates the admission requirements and the method of ranking in the case of a Master’s programme, but the applicant can be admitted only if he/she achieves at least 50% of the maximum points. According to ELTE’s Admission Regulations if an applicant receives 0 points in any of the requirements of the admission procedure listed below, they cannot be accepted to the programme.

The oral examination is an interview with the applicant about his/her professional background, scientific interests, and professional plans. The entrance exam can be taken personally or via Skype.

You can obtain a maximum of 100 points for the MSc in Cognitive Science programme according to the following:

1. Reference work (a maximum of 60 points): detailed description above.

2. Interview (a maximum of 40 points): an interview in English about the professional background of the applicant, his/her scientific interests and professional plans based on the CV and letter of motivation. If you cannot attend personally, you can request an entrance examination via Skype after you receive the schedule in which case we will request a copy of your passport or personal ID for identification purposes.

Results and the official decision will be announced within a month after the entrance exam date, in the application system.


Special procedure for our BA students

SPECIAL APPLICATION OFFER TO GRADUATES FROM BA PROGRAMME IN PSYCHOLOGY

AT ELTE PPK – 2020 SEPTEMBER INTAKE

Graduates from BA Psychology at the Faculty of Education and Psychology are offered a special application procedure to the faculty’s MA/MSc programmes in Psychology, Social Integration, Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience, Human Resources Counselling and Educational Science.

The offered special application procedure in details:

  •  The Faculty’s Psychology BA graduates have the opportunity to apply to the Faculty’s MA/MSc programmes during their last semester, without having to take the oral entrance exam.  
  •  In case there is no entrance exam, the applicant’s scores are based on the following evaluation system
Category  Average Score Maximum 
Average of basic modules’ courses (PSYB17-101, PSYB17-102, PSYB103, PSYB17-104, PSYB17-105, PSYB17-106, PSYB17-107, PSYB17-108, PSYB17-109, PSYB17-110) 


5-4,51   

4,50 3,51 

3,50-2,51 

2,50-1,51 

1,50- 

15

12

9

6

0

15
Average of the 4 Research methods practical courses (PSYB17-131, PSYB17-132, PSYB17-133, PSYB17-134) 

5-4,51     

4,50-3,51 

3,50-2,51 

2,50-1,51 

1,50- 

15

12

9

6

0

15
Average of the 2 best Comprehensive exams  (PSYB17-115, PSYB17-119, PSYB17-123, PSYB17-127) 

5-4,51     

4,50-3,51 

3,50-2,51 

2,50-

30

24

18

12

                

30
Reference work (or Letter of Purpose – in the case of the Social Integration programme)      34
Overall impression (incl. motivation letter, CV)      6
Overall     100

 

 

How to apply:

1) Submit your online application (ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM) also including the transcript of records of all the 5 completed semesters.  

2) Pay only the application fee (EUR 120), to the following account: Name of Bank: Magyar Államkincstár (Hungarian State Treasury) Address of Bank: Budapest, Váci út 71, Hungary – 1139 Holder of the account: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem 

Account No.: 10032000-01426201-00000000 SWIFT Code: HUSTHUHB IBAN Number: HU03 1003 2000 0142 6201 0000 0000 
 
On the transfer order please put down your full name and the code of the chosen programme:

Psychology MA: AB01 B102 B10208/18

Social Integration MA: AB01 B102 B10207/18

Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience MSc: AB01 B102 AB1P17/09

Human Resources Counselling MA: AB01 B102 B10206/18

Educational Science MA: AB01 B102 B10201/18 
 
3) Results and the official decision will be announced within a month after the application got approved in the application system.  
 
Based on Section 34 of Government decree 423/2012 (XII. 29.) on the admission to higher education institutions, the higher education institution regulates the admission requirements and the method of ranking in the case of a Master’s programme, but the applicant can be admitted only if he/she achieves at least 50% of the maximum points. According to ELTE’s Admission Regulations if an applicant receives 0 points in any of the requirements of the admission procedure listed below, they cannot be accepted to the programme. 
 
The application procedure includes 5 periods in order to give the applicants the freedom to submit their application when it’s the most suitable for them. The applicants of each period have the same chance to get admittance for the programme. However, please note, that the Faculty of Education and Psychology ELTE reserves the right to cancel the entrance periods in case the number of the admitted applicants reaches the limit during the previous entrance periods. 
 
Applicants graduated at ELTE PPK still have the right to apply in the original way by submitting all the required documents, and taking the entrance exam if they do not want to apply by getting their results assessed.  In this case, the procedure remains the same, including paying both the application and the entrance exam fee.  If you intend to apply and you have any questions, please, contact the Faculty’s admission coordinator, Ms. Agapé Szkárosi (admission@ppk.elte.hu)