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MSc in Biomedical Sciences (Research Master)


Course Description

Biomedical scientists want to minimise the impact of diseases for humans and humankind. Smart, global visionaries are needed who want to solve health care issues in the lab and in the field.

Radboud University aims to educate the best biomedical scientists with not just a thorough understanding of the molecular, individual and population aspects of human health and disease, but also with unique areas of expertise. To do this we have constructed a Master’s programme in Biomedical Sciences that gives students the opportunity to construct their own programme based on personal academic and professional interests. Students choose one of three specialisations belonging to one of the research institutes and combine that with one of three career profiles. The research institute will be your learning environment, and a mentor of the institute will help you design your programme.

Biomedical Sciences specialisations and research institutes

For Molecular and cellular research, chose Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS)
For Intervention, clinical and population research, chose Radboud Institute for Health Sciences (RIHS)
For Medical neuroscience, chose Donders Centre for Neuroscience
The programme provides students with a solid base in research methodology, statistics and biostatistics, laboratory research and communication skills. Leading scientists in fields ranging from metabolism, membrane transport, neuromuscular disease and inflammation to screening efficacy, clinical interventions and evidence-based medicine are involved in the teaching programme as lecturers and tutors.

A majority of our graduates become researchers in government departments, research organisations, universities and medical or pharmaceutical companies. Graduates also opt for careers as communication advisors or scientific consultant/advisor with a background in biomedical science, an expertise that is much in demand.

Why study Biomedical Sciences at Radboud University?

Possibility of specialising in any aspect of biomedical sciences from molecule (2 specialisations) to man (1 specialisation) to population (3 specialisations).
You can design your own programme so you can make it truly fit your academic and professional interests. A tutor will help you set up the best possible programme.
The programme has a strong career-driven focus with embedding in a research institute as a starting professional, room for long internships and the possibility to choose between a career profile in research, communication or consultancy.
Health care issues and biomedical research are placed in context. In the programme links are made between research and patient care (from bench to bedside), and vice versa.
Biomedical Sciences at Radboud University has a great reputation and graduates are highly valued by research institutes and health-care organisations all over the world.
Each of the three research institutes has its own mentors that are responsible for maintaining the quality of the programme as well as for coaching students in their specialist area. This system provides intensive career consultancy – an extremely valuable feature which is often lacking in other educational programmes in this field.

Change perspective

Thanks to the flexibility of designing a personal programme, graduates of the Radboud University’s Master’s programme in Biomedical Sciences will have developed a truly unique expertise in the field of biomedical science. You can broaden your view from molecule to man to population, or go in-depth into just one of these areas. Either way, you will have gained a new and refreshing perspective. And the intensive internships will guarantee you are prepared to enter the work force so that you can quickly start to play a vital role in improving human health.

Visit the MSc in Biomedical Sciences (Research Master) page on the Radboud University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Ruud Bueters

1644.jpg I’ve always wanted to do something related to medicine. However, I soon came to realise that as a doctor you can only help individual patients, whereas by doing research in biomedical sciences you can potentially help whole populations of patients.

A former student at Nijmegen advised me to attend an orientation course. I was intrigued by the breadth of subjects on offer and impressed by the openness of the tutors. At the end of the two days, I was sold: this was exactly what I was looking for. I’m now in the first year of my MSc study, focusing on pharmacology, and in my second year I intend to focus more on neurological research.

The great thing about studying in Nijmegen is that you are taught by a very select group of lecturers, who are all specialists in their fields. You regularly work with the same people, which allows strong personal relationships to develop. And it’s easy to discuss both academic and career issues in a natural way, as my study adviser is also a teacher.

As to my future, I intend to go on to take a PhD in the pathological consequences of either environmental factors or drugs or a combination of both.

(Student Profile)

Ruud Bueters

“I’ve always wanted to do something related to medicine. However, I soon came to realise that as a doctor you can only help individual patients, whereas by doing research in biomedical sciences you can potentially help whole populations of patients.

"Nijmegen advised me to attend an orientation course. I was intrigued by the breadth of subjects on offer and impressed by the openness of the tutors. At the end of the two days, I was sold: this was exactly what I was looking for. I’m now in the first year of my MSc study, focusing on pharmacology, and in my second year I intend to focus more on neurological research.

"The great thing about studying in Nijmegen is that you are taught by a very select group of lecturers, who are all specialists in their fields. You regularly work with the same people, which allows strong personal relationships to develop. And it’s easy to discuss both academic and career issues in a natural way, as my study adviser is also a teacher.

"As to my future, I intend to go on to take a PhD in the pathological consequences of either environmental factors or drugs or a combination of both.”

(Student Profile)

Shahla Abdollahi

Shahla Abdollahi - PhD student in Biomedical Science
'New targets for therapies'

“Medical research is a passion for me – something I’ve always wanted to do as long as I can remember. I got my BSc in Laboratory Sciences in Iran but, because of difficulties in my home country, I came to the Netherlands in 2000. I continued my university studies and went on to take an MSc in Biomedical Sciences in Nijmegen, specialising in human pathobiology.

"I’m fascinated by the human immune system and the way in which it defends the body against micro-organisms and diseases. For my PhD I’m specialising in autoimmune diseases, in particular, rheumatoid arthritis. Specifically I’m trying to discover which receptors are involved in the chronicity of this destructive disease and how to block them. The preliminary results are promising.

"It’s great to be able to do fundamental research at the molecular/cellular level in this dynamic field. I’m intrigued both by the normal functioning of the body and by disease mechanisms. But my main aim is to identify new targets for drug therapies.”

(Student Profile)

Mabel Van den Hoven

'Part of a leading-edge research environment'
"I studied Biomedical Sciences in Nijmegen, majoring in Pathobiology. Now I work in the Nephrology research lab in the RIMLS. This is a small lab in a highly specialised area, with around 10 people working on four different topics. My research focusses on the mechanisms in diabetes that lead to kidney disease. The ultimate aim is to find inhibitors which can interrupt this process.

"I really like the challenging environment in the lab, as well as in the RIMLS as a whole. You feel part of a leading-edge research environment. As a junior researcher you have a great deal of independence but we also work closely together. Contact with colleagues from different disciplines makes the work exciting.

"There's a good mixture of practice and theory here in Nijmegen, and you learn how to set up experiments. What's more, you're exposed to exciting new ideas through lectures, workshops and forum evenings that are led by experts in their field. That's why I think an MSc in Molecular Mechanisms of Disease is an excellent preparation for going on to do substantial research for a PhD."


(Scholarship)

Radboud Scholarship Programme - 20+ Awards

The Radboud Scholarship Programme is very selective and is only intended for talented students who have obtained outstanding study results and are highly motivated to pursue a Master's degree programme at Radboud University. You must have finalized your request for admission via our online application system OSIRIS Incoming Students before 1 April.The scholarship is not paid in money but instead covers the additional non-EEA expenses.
For example: a grant holder in 2017/2018 will pay a tuition fee of only €2,006, instead of €9,432 or €10,360. In addition the Radboud Scholarship also covers costs such as those for visa, residence permit, health insurance and liability insurance. This amounts to about €725.Each year about 30 Radboud Scholarships are awarded to selected talented non-EEA students for the duration of one of the Master's degree programmes *Learn more about other applicable scholarship programmes on the website of Radboud University.

Value of Scholarship(s)

legal instead of institutional tuition fees

Eligibility

The Radboud Scholarship Programme offers a selected number of talented prospective non-EEA students the opportunity to receive a scholarship to pursue an English-taught Master's degree programme at Radboud University Nijmegen.Selection criteria:1. talent: this means that you must have outstanding study results in your present field of study;
2. expected to be a promising students in your desired field of study at Radboud University;
3. proven academic quality and good results of your prior education for example through grades, test scores, publications.
4. quality of the recommendations in the two letters of recommendation;
5. motivation: based on your motivation letter.

Application Procedure

The application for admission and the application for the scholarship is fully integrated, there is no separate procedure for the scholarship. You apply for a Radboud Scholarship by indicating during your application for admission that you wish to apply for a Radboud Scholarship. You will then be requested to upload three additional documents: two recommendation letters and a curriculum vitae.

Further Information

http://www.ru.nl/rsp


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Fullbright-Radboud Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

The Fulbright Center, sponsored by Radboud University, is offering scholarships to excellent American students for study and research purposes at graduate and PhD levels at Radboud University Nijmegen. The Fulbright Center's mission is to promote mutual understanding between Dutch and American citizens by providing financial assistance for study, research and teaching. 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.The grant will be paid in 12 monthly instalments of €1050. International travel will be reimbursed up to a maximum of €900. The cost of the residence permit (approximately €350) will be covered as well. An extra allowance of €1150 will be paid on arrival, and can be used to cover the cost of the tuition fee or the costs of settling in. Tuition fees are not waived, and differ per program.
Application for 2016-2017 opens on 1 May 2016 and closes on 13 October 2016.

Value of Scholarship(s)

12 monthly instalments of €1050 + extra allowance for travel and additional costs

Eligibility

For American students.
The Fulbright Centre, sponsored by Radboud University, is offering scholarships for talented American students to study at Radboud University.

Application Procedure

For more information please see the Fulbright website.

Further Information

http://www.ru.nl/masters/fulbright


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Orange Tulip Scholarship - Brazil Programme - 10 Awards

Through the Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) programme, Dutch higher education institutions offer incentive scholarships to attract highly qualified Brazilians to follow a study programme at Master's level.Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,006 in 2017/2018). Also, visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are covered

Value of Scholarship(s)

legal instead of institutional tuition fees

Eligibility

For students from Brazil who study at Master's level at Radboud University.

Application Procedure

The application deadline for the Orange Tulip Scholarship Brazil is 1 April. For more information about how to apply, please visit Nuffic Neso Brazil's website.

Further Information

http://www.ru.nl/ots/brazil


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Orange Tulip Scholarship - Mexico Programme - 5 Awards

Through the Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) programme, Dutch higher education institutions offer incentive scholarships to attract highly qualified Mexicans to follow a study programme at Master's level. Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,006 in 2017/2018). Also, visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are covered.

Value of Scholarship(s)

legal instead of institutional tuition fees

Eligibility

For Mexican students who study at Master's level at Radboud University.

Application Procedure

The application deadline for the Orange Tulip Scholarship Mexico is 1 April. For more information about how to apply, please visit the Nuffic Neso OTS Mexico website.

Further Information

http://www.ru.nl/ots/mexico


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Orange Tulip Scholarship - Indonesia Programme - 6 Awards

For Indonesian students, Radboud University offers one Orange Tulip Scholarships which are available for all English-taught Master’s programmes at Radboud University (with the exception of Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes, joint or double-degree Master's programmes and the Master's programme in Theology).Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,006 in 2017/2018). Also, visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are covered .

Value of Scholarship(s)

legal instead of institutional tuition fees

Eligibility

For Indonesian students who study at a Master's level at Radboud University.

Application Procedure

The application deadline for the Orange Tulip Scholarship Indonesia is 1 April.You can find more information about the Orange Tulip Scholarship Indonesia, and how to apply, on the Nuffic Neso Indonesia website.

Further Information

http://www.ru.nl/ots/indonesia


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Orange Tulip Scholarship - China Programme - 6 Awards

The Orange Tulip Scholarship programme (OTS) was launched by Nuffic Neso China in 2008. The success of the programme relies on the support from not only the Dutch academic sector, but also the Dutch business sector in China. The purpose of this initiative is to offer valuable study opportunities for young Chinese talents to study in the Netherlands through joint contributions from the Dutch higher education institutions and China-based Dutch companies.Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,006 in 2017/2018). Also, visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are covered.

Value of Scholarship(s)

legal instead of institutional tuition fees

Eligibility

The Orange Tulip Scholarship China programme is only open to qualified students from Mainland China who study at a Master's level at Radbout University.

Application Procedure

The application deadline for the Orange Tulip Scholarship China is 1 April.

Further Information

http://www.ru.nl/ots/china


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Orange Tulip Scholarship - Korea Programme - 3 Awards

Nuffic Neso South-Korea launched the Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) in January 2010 to provide opportunities for talented Korean students to study in Holland. The scholarship is available for all English-taught Master’s programmes at Radboud University (with the exception of Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes, joint or double-degree Master's programmes and the Master's programme in Theology).Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,006 in 2017/2018). Also, visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are covered.

Value of Scholarship(s)

legal instead of institutional tuition fees

Eligibility

For Korean students, Radboud University offers three Orange Tulip Scholarships.

Application Procedure

The application deadline for the Orange Tulip Scholarship South Korea is 1 April.

Further Information

http://www.ru.nl/ots/korea


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Orange Tulip Scholarship - Russia Programme - 8 Awards

For the first time, Nuffic Neso Russia has launched the Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS), a special programme for talented Russian students to study in Holland. It is available for all English-taught Master's programmes at Radboud University (with the exception of Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes, joint or double-degree Master's programmes and the Master's programme in Theology).Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,006 in 2016/2017). Also, visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are covered .

Value of Scholarship(s)

legal instead of institutional tuition fees

Eligibility

For Russian students, Radboud University offers eight Orange Tulip Scholarships.

Application Procedure

The deadline for applications for the Orange Tulip Scholarship Russia is 1 April. In order to apply for the scholarship, you must have already applied for a Master's programme at Radboud University. In order to receive the scholarship, you must be admitted to a Master's programme.

Further Information

http://www.ru.nl/ots/russia


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Orange Tulip Scholarship - Vietnam Programme - 3 Awards

The Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme gives excellent students coming from one of these countries the opportunity to study at Radboud University. Radboud University participates in the OTS programme with several benefits for international students. Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,006 in 2017/2018). Also, visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are covered .

Value of Scholarship(s)

legal instead of institutional tuition fees

Eligibility

For Vietnamese students, Radboud University offers three Orange Tulip Scholarships.

Application Procedure

The application deadline for the Orange Tulip Scholarship Vietnam is 1 April. For more information about how to apply, please visit Nuffic Neso Vietnam's website.

Further Information

http://www.ru.nl/ots/vietnam


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The Holland Scholarship Programme - 12 Awards

The Holland Scholarship (HS) gives excellent students the opportunity to study at Radboud University. The HS is open to students with the following nationalities: Canadian, American, Indian and Turkish. All English-taught Master’s programmes are eligible for the HS and amount to € 5,000.-

Value of Scholarship(s)

The scholarship amounts to £ 3.700

Eligibility

The HS is open to students with the following nationalities: Canadian, American, Indian and Turkish. All English-taught Master’s programmes are eligible for the HS.

Application Procedure

You can apply for the Holland Scholarship at Radboud University when you apply for a Master's programme in Osiris. That means that the application for admission and the application for the scholarship are fully integrated.
The application deadline is 1 February. If not all scholarships will be given out, the second deadline is 1 May.

Further Information

http://www.ru.nl/holland-scholarship


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Radboud University Medical Center Study Fund - 9 Awards

Eligibility for a study fund scholarship depends on the interview results, the results from your previous education, and (if applicable) your work experience. Scholarship candidates usually rank among the best 5% of their class.The Radboud University Medical Center Study Fund covers any (outstanding) tuition fees and living expenses. For 2015/2016 the scholarship amounts to €12,271, assuming the student is a non-EU student who also receives RSP (exceptions are possible). The grant comprises of €1,951 tuition fees (which will be paid directly to Radboud University) and € 10,320 living expenses (which will be paid to the student). For 2016/2017, the Radboud University Medical Center Study Fund will be adjusted to meet the requirements set by the Dutch Immigration Office. Please note no extra costs such as flight and travel are covered.

Value of Scholarship(s)

About 8.500 pounds

Eligibility

The Radboud University Medical Center Study Fund is a scholarship for excellent students applying for the Master’s programmes in Biomedical Sciences or Molecular Mechanisms of Disease. The scholarship is highly selective.The Radboud University Medical Center Study Fund aims to provide very promising students without sufficient financial means the opportunity to complete one of our master’s programme, and possibly enroll in the PhD programme afterwards.Therefore, each academic year about 9 full scholarships are offered to our most excellent international applicants by the Radboud University Medical Center Study Fund.

Application Procedure

For non-EU students who wish to apply for the Radboud University Medical Center Study Fund, application for the Radboud Scholarship Programme (RSP) is mandatory. To apply for the Radboud University Medical Center Study Fund and RSP, simply tick the boxes in your Osiris application form when applying for the programme.It is recommended that students who want to apply for a study fund scholarship also apply for other scholarships as well, such as the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) or local government grants (please visit our scholarship website for more information on other scholarships).

Further Information

http://www.ru.nl/english/education/master's-programmes/financial-matters/scholarships-grants/read_more/umc-st-radboud/



Entry Requirements

• A Dutch Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent from a researchuniversity) in Biomedical Sciences or a related discipline.• A motivation letter, stating your preferred specialisation,CV and two letters of reference, followed by a personalinterview (in person/by phone).• Fluency in English, both written and spoken. Non-nativespeakers of English without a Dutch Bachelor’s degree needone of the following: a TOEFL score of at least 575 (paperbased),232 (computer-based), 90 (internet-based); an IELTSscore of 6.5; a Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English(CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with amark of C or higher • a motivation letter

Last Updated

24 November 2016

Course Fees

€2,006 (from EEA countries); €10360 (from non-EEA countries)


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