Application Instructions

Before proceeding, please confirm that you are following the correct application pathway:

This is the correct application pathway for you (unless you wish to switch into the CPSC stream). Please continue reading.

Note: if you wish to switch into a COGS stream offered by a different Faculty than your current major, you will first need to transfer into the appropriate Faculty. Contact your Faculty's advising office for more information.

This is not the correct application pathway for you. The application procedure for Cognitive Systems B.Sc. specializations is coordinated by the Faculty of Science, through a central on-line application process. B.Sc. students who are entering second year will receive an e-mail regarding this process in late May or early June, but are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the application process and specialization prerequisites during their first year. You can find more information about this process here. 

Important Dates

If you are applying into the Cognitive Systems Program for 2024W Term 1 (September 2024 entry), you must meet the admission requirements and apply by 11:59PM (Pacific Time) May 15th, 2024

If you are accepted into the program, you will be notified by email no later than June 7, 2024. You will be asked whether or not you accept the offer of admission into your chosen Cognitive Systems stream, and a deadline to confirm acceptance will be specified in your email. We will not be able to certify you as a Cognitive Systems major until your reply is received. Please make sure to check and respond to your offer email. Students not admitted to the program will also be notified by email.

Application Steps

Unless you are a B.Sc. student declaring a major for the first time, OR a B.Sc. student switching into the Computational Intelligence and Design stream of COGS, all Cognitive Systems applications are submitted to the programme directly via the same application form, regardless of whether you are declaring your specialization for the first time or are switching specializations.

To submit your application, please follow these instructions:

  1. Check that you are following the correct application pathway. Remember – the application form below is for:
    • B.A. students declaring a major for the first time
    • B.A. students with a major declared already, switching into any COGS B.A. specialization
    • B.Sc. students with a major declared already, switching into the Cognition and Brain specialization
  2. Check that you meet the Admission Requirements.
  3. Fill out the online application form below (available during intake periods only).



Please consult the COGS application FAQ if you have other general questions regarding COGS admissions. If the FAQ does not address your question, please reach out to the Program Coordinator.