Bachelor Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence

Extracurricular activities BSc Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence

At Tilburg University, you can hone your skills through a range of extracurricular activities and opportunities within Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence or outside the classroom.

You can, for example, participate in our exciting and challenging on top programs, or take an internship and gain work experience in your field of interest.  Through our international focus you could have an unforgettable experience when going on exchange for six months. You can also broaden your horizon by following workshops or trainings, or by becoming an active member in a study association.


When your ambition reaches beyond the Netherlands, we offer you in the third year of your bachelor’s Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence multiple options. You could follow courses at an exchange university or do your traineeship or your bachelor’s thesis abroad.

If you would like to go abroad, you can use the exchange network of Tilburg University. We have an extensive network with university’s in Europe and outside of Europe, including South-Africa, The United States of America and Australia. Within Tilburg there are multiple options for study grands to meet some of the expenses of an exchange.

Programs of excellence

Are you looking for an additional dimension to your Bachelor's studies? Then you can widen your academic horizon in one of the Tilburg University programs of excellence. The Outreaching Honors Program offers challenging and inspiring education. Develop yourself, deepen your interests, and get to know other disciplines. It is the ideal way to show more of yourself.

Outreaching Honors Program

Do you want to make a difference within society, both nationally and internationally? Then the Outreaching Honors Program is definitely something for you! This program will help you to understand society from more perspectives than just your own field of study. You will develop skills that will be essential after your studies but that cannot be taught in a classroom. During your second and third year, you will learn how to implement scientific knowledge of present-day themes. You will be challenged to gain international experience, and you will be prepared for a top career in society. In this way, you will develop yourself as a leader of the future.

Additional courses and workshops

Language vouchers & exchange opportunities

All bachelor students receive free language course vouchers worth a total of 12 ECTS. These vouchers allow you to attend language courses two language courses worth 6 ECTS each, or one language course worth 12 ECTS each at the Language Center. Courses include Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, German, French, English and Dutch. Your ability to speak another language will be invaluable on an international exchange semester - not to mention in any future career.

Training courses & workshops

Besides your regular curriculum, you can enhance your skills with a variety of courses and workshops offered by the Student Desk or additional training courses offered by Career Services. Some of these are "How to find a job in The Netherlands (for non-Dutch students)", a Linkedin workshop, an Intercultural Communication workshop, amongst others.

Study associations

For many students, the study associations are a big part of their studies. You could join formal (symposia, congresses), but also a lot of informal activities (drinks, study trips) organized by your study association. You will meet many new people and gain important knowledge. You could become active within the study association or simply use the facilities that are offered by the study associations. Within your study Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence you can become a member of the study association Enigma. They have many contacts with the business community. As a member, you could, for instance, join business trips.