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  MSc in Behavioural Science (Research)


Radboud University    Behavioural and Social Sciences

Full time September MSc 2 years full time
Biological Sciences (4) Medicine (26) Psychology (31)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MSc in Behavioural Science (Research) at Radboud University. Delve into the intricacies of human behaviour over a two-year international programme designed for social scientists eager to unravel the mysteries behind human actions. Through a multidisciplinary approach encompassing psychology, educational sciences, and communication science, you will gain a profound understanding of human behaviour. The programme's unique blend of knowledge and research methods equips you with the skills to influence and comprehend human actions, whether normal or dysfunctional. Engage in group-oriented education alongside a select group of motivated national and international students, and explore a plethora of research opportunities with our experienced faculty. Graduates of this top-rated programme often secure PhD and research positions, showcasing its academic excellence and industry relevance. To qualify, a Bachelor's degree from a research university and English proficiency are required. Elevate your understanding of human behaviour and pave the way for a successful career in academia, research, or policymaking with this esteemed Master's programme.

About the course

The Research Master's programme in Behavioural Science is a two-year international programme for social scientists who want to discover the how and why behind human behaviour. Contribute to a better understanding of human behaviour, whether that is normal or dysfunctional, and learn how to influence behaviour.

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Entry Requirements

You are admissible to the Research Master's in Behavioural Science if you have completed a Bachelor's degree in a related field from a research university. To meet the admission requirements for this programme, a sufficient level of English proficiency is required. Language proficiency can be proven via certain diplomas, or by successfully completing an accepted language test.

Radboud University does not offer a pre-Master’s programme in Behavioural Science.


Fees

The legal tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year is €2.530 ,- and is applicable to EU/EEA, Swiss or Surinamese students who have not yet obtained a Master's degree in the Netherlands. Our tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students is 13.728 euros.

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Student Profile

David de Segovia

The atmosphere in class: The programme definitely aims to have quite an "horizontal" teacher-student relationship. So far, I have always felt that they are approachable and willing to collaborate and discuss with us. Of course it is up to us to approach them and benefit from it.

Internship: At the moment, I am working on my minor project for which I am conducting an experimental study on the relationships between incentives, pressure, and cognitive performance. I believe that having two big research projects (minor and major) is quite valuable. It gives us the chance to explore different areas.

Plans after receiving a degree: Besides the world of academia itself, insights from behavioral research are applied in many companies and other kinds of organizations. Therefore I believe that the skills we acquire in the programme can be put into good use in many different ways. Personally, I am still unsure about what I'll be doing after the Master's, as I feel quite attracted to both worlds.

Scholarships

The Radboud Scholarship Programme is a very selective scholarship programme. It offers talented, highly motivated, non-EEA students with outstanding study results the opportunity to be awarded a scholarship for a complete English-taught Radboud University Master’s degree programme.

Each year, a number of partial scholarships are awarded within the Radboud Scholarship Programme for the duration of one of the English taught Master's degree programmes (with the exception of Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes and joint-degree Master's programmes).

A Radboud Scholarship will reduce your tuition fee to the legal fee (EU/EEA) instead of the institutional fee (non-EU/EEA).

Value of Scholarship(s)

Partial scholarships (legal instead of institutional tuition fees)

Eligibility

You will be eligible to apply for a Radboud Scholarship if you:
- hold a non-EU/EEA passport
- are not eligible for the lower EEA tuition fee for other reasons
- have (will obtain) a Bachelor's degree achieved outside the Netherlands
- meet the English language proficiency requirement for the Master's programme of your choice
- have been (will be) fully admitted to the English-taught Master's degree programme starting 1 September
- are enrolled at Radboud University as a full-time student for the academic year and Master's degree programme for which the scholarship will be awarded.

Application Procedure

You can apply by indicating during your application for admission for a Master's programme in the OSIRIS Application system that you wish to apply for a Radboud Scholarship. You will then be requested to upload three additional documents: two reference letters and a curriculum vitae. If you already uploaded these documents for the Master’s programme application, you can upload the same documents again for your scholarship application.

The selection for the scholarship and the admission to the Master's programme are two separate processes: admission to the Master's programme does not imply selection for the scholarship.

Deadline
You must have submitted your application in the OSIRIS system by 31 January 23:59 CET and have it completed by 14 February 23:59 CET.


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Grant amounts for one year courses:
The grant will be paid in 11 monthly installments of €1,400. International travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of €1000. The residence permit will be arranged and paid for by Radboud University (approximately €210). Tuition fees are not waived, and differ per programme. Costs for insurance are covered by Fulbright.

Grant amounts for two year courses:
The grant for the first year of study will be paid in 12 monthly installments of €1,400. International travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of €1000. The costs for a visa and residence permit (approximately €207) will also be fully covered. Tuition fees are not waived, and differ per programme. Costs for insurance are covered by Fulbright.

The grant for a two-year Master's will be available for both years of study, on the condition that sufficient progress is made and sufficient results have been achieved in the first year. If awarded for the second year, the second grant period will not exceed 11 monthly installments of €1,400.

Value of Scholarship(s)

€15,400 - € 30,800

Eligibility

To qualify for a scholarship, applicants must have American nationality, have excellent academic marks, engage in extracurricular activities and be admitted to Radboud University Nijmegen.

Please note that U.S. students currently residing in the Netherlands will not be considered for any awards to the Netherlands. In addition, U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch or European Union citizenship will not be considered.

Application Procedure

Scholarship applications for 2024-2025 are open and close on Tuesday 10 October 2023 at 5 pm Eastern Time. Applicants are required to have applied separately to Radboud University by 1 January 2024 for admission to the Master’s programme of their choice via the online application procedure, independent of their Fulbright application. At the time of application or later during the selection process for the Fulbright grant, scholarship candidates must be admitted to an English-taught Master's programme at Radboud University and provide a letter of admission. The Radboud University application process opens 1 October 2023. The application results will be made known at the end of March 2024.


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The NL Scholarship (NLS) will always be combined with the Radboud Scholarship Programme (RSP). This means that students applying for the NLS must also apply for the RSP. You can be awarded both the NLS and RSP, or just the RSP. You cannot be awarded just the NLS. This scholarship cannot be combined with the Radboud Encouragement Scholarship.

The scholarship amounts to €5,000. The grant is awarded for 1 year and can only be received once. You will receive this in the first year of your study programme. Please note that this is not a full scholarship. The costs of living and studying in the Netherlands are not covered by the scholarship.

Value of Scholarship(s)

€ 5000

Eligibility

-Hold a non-EU/non-EEA passport.
-Obtained a Bachelor's degree achieved outside the Netherlands.
-Have been fully admitted to the English-taught Master's programme starting 1 September 2024.
-Have applied for the Radboud Scholarship Programme for 2024-2025, starting 1 September 2024.
-Are able to comply with the conditions for obtaining a visa for the Netherlands.

Application Procedure


You can apply by indicating during your application procedure for a Master's programme in the OSIRIS Application system that you wish to apply for a NL Scholarship.

The selection for the scholarship and the admission to the Master's programme are two separate processes: admission to the programme does not imply selection for NLS.

You must have submitted your application in the OSIRIS system by 31 January 23:59 CET and have it completed by 14 February 23:59 CET.


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Radboud University wants to contribute to a healthy and free world with equal opportunities for all. We find it important to realise a diverse and inclusive campus for all our students and staff. In order to give all talented students the opportunity to become part of our academic community, including students from non-EU/EEA countries who might be financially struggling to pay the institutional Radboud University tuition fee, we offer a number of full scholarships.

The Radboud Encouragement Scholarship is available for applicants from non-EU/EEA countries, applying for one of our English-taught Master’s degree programmes (with the exception of Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes and joint-degree Master's programmes).The scholarship covers the full tuition fee and living costs of €11,520 (as set by the IND, the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service, for 2023-2024) for the duration of the Master’s programme.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full tuition and living costs

Eligibility

-Hold a non-EU/EEA passport
-Are not eligible for the lower EEA tuition fee for other reasons
-Do not have sufficient funds or access to grants or loans to finance your studies at Radboud University
-Have (will obtain) a Bachelor's degree achieved outside the Netherlands, have no degrees achieved in the Netherlands and did not receive any previous education in the Netherlands (exchange programmes excluded, provided that they are part of the bachelor degree achieved outside the Netherlands)
-Meet the English language proficiency requirement for the Master's programme of your choice

Application Procedure

You can apply by indicating during your application for admission (verwijst naar een andere website) for a Master's programme in the OSIRIS Application system that you wish to apply for a Radboud Encouragement Scholarship. You will then be requested to upload two reference letters and a curriculum vitae (you may upload the same reference letters and CV if you have already uploaded those for your Master’s programme application) and the scholarship motivation letter.

Deadline
You must have submitted your application in the OSIRIS system by 31 January 23:59 CET and have it completed by 14 February 23:59 CET.


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