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MSc Life Science and Technology


Course Description

In recent decades, life science research has enabled enormous breakthroughs in our understanding of fundamental molecular and cellular processes and mechanisms of life. The MSc programmes in Life Science & Technology in Leiden and Delft are complementary.

Visit the website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/life-science-technology/en/introduction

Course detail

Life Science & Technology researches the processes in the living cell. The cell is the building block of life, the smallest unit with the characteristics of living systems. Increased knowledge of the mechanisms of the cell can lead to a cleaner industry, better medicines, new methods for combating diseases and isolating enzymes for the development of improved foodstuffs.

Specialisations

- Life Science and Education
- Life Science and Science Communication and Society
- Life Science Research and Development
- Life Science-Based Business Development

Format

The programme consists of three parts:

1) Research internship
2) Compulsory programme
3) Electives

Knowledge about genomic organisation, studies of protein-protein interactions and the characterisation of molecular structures have become central in modern life science research and technology. This knowledge forms the basis of the molecular understanding of health and disease. It finds important applications in innovative health care, in the pharmaceutical industry and in so-called ‘red’ biotechnology, and is the focus of the Leiden programme.

Reasons to Choose Life Science & Technology in Leiden

1) Life Science & Technology educates MSc students in fundamental academic and applied technology elements within Life Sciences.

2) This master’s programme is based on the collaboration between the two internationally well-known Leiden Institute of Chemistry and the Biotechnology Institute, Delft University of Technology.

3) Students will become full members of the various multidisciplinary internationally reputed research groups.

4) This master’s programme offers opportunities for carrying out research projects in excellent research groups worldwide and in industrial situations.

5) The high standard of education and research facilities ensure excellent job prospects in industry, government and academia.

Careers

Life science research and business is one of the fastest growing economic activities worldwide. The aim of each programme is to train students as independent scientists, and to develop the necessary skills and proficiency to advance their career.

After completing our MSc programme, students have a broad array of career prospects. The master’s degree is a stepping-stone for those graduates with the aspiration to pursue a PhD degree. Students with a desire to apply their knowledge of the life sciences outside the university have good job possibilities in R&D departments in industry, business, public utility companies, teaching, consultancy and government bodies. Many students eventually attain higher management positions. The Leiden Institute of Chemistry houses the Leiden Cell Observatory, a core facility in life science education. The institute is located in the largest Bioscience Park within the Netherlands, where there are ample job opportunities.

How to apply: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/arrange/admission

Funding

For information regarding funding, please visit the website: http://prospectivestudents.leiden.edu/scholarships

Visit the MSc Life Science and Technology page on the Leiden University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Nicole Ostlund

4847.jpg When I was applying for a master’s degree I knew I wanted to move from my previous
studies in Psychology into the more methodological, statistical domain. I must have looked at
least 50 programs in statistics, methodology, or data science, but most of them did not really
delve into the quantitative as much as I would like or they required a stronger background in
mathematics than I had. The master's program in Statistical Science for the Life and Behavioral
Sciences offered by Leiden University offers a balance of application and theory of statistics for
people, like me, whose backgrounds might not be grounded in mathematics or statistics. The
program is a junction between application, theory, and mathematics, making it perfect for
students from diverse backgrounds.

As this is a new program, the dynamic between the students, instructors, and
administrators is especially constructive; we all want to create the best program possible which
leads to a lot of positive discussions and input moving between faculty and students. When
students wanted to understand what work they could anticipate after graduation, a class was
created to introduce them to statisticians at businesses and research centers in the
Netherlands. After students started showing interest in more data science related courses to
take alongside the program, a specialization in data science was created to accommodate
them. This openness for dialogue really brings out the best in the students, the faculty, and the
program itself. I’m really happy with my choice!


(Scholarship)

Leiden Science China Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

This scholarship is open to graduates of our Chinese science partner universities: Beijing Beijing Foreign Studies University
Beijing Institute of Technology
Beijing Language and Culture University
Peking University
Tsinghua University
Chengdu University of Electronic Science and Technology
Sichuan University
Chongqing Chongqing University
Hefei University of Science and Technology of China
Nanjing Nanjing University of Science and Technology
Nanjing University
Shanghai East China Normal University
Shanghai Jiao tong University
Wuhan Wuhan University
Xi’an Xidian University
Northwestern Polytechnical University
Xiamen Xiamen University
Additional requirements 1.Only if an applicant is admitted into one of the MSc programmes, will a decision be made.2.Students are allowed to submit applications for several scholarships at one time. However, it is not possible to combine scholarships which are provided or sponsored by Leiden University.3.Students who are granted the LSC scholarship must comply with the Rules and Regulations attached to the scholarship prior to the granting of the scholarship.
Scholarship amountLSC covers 25% of the non-EU/EEA tuition fee (approx. 5.000 euro) and will be subtracted from this tuition fee before the start of the academic year. If the student has achieved adequate study results in the first MSc year, he or she will automatically receive the LSC scholarship for the second year.This is not a full scholarship.

Value of Scholarship(s)

25% of tuition fee

Eligibility

Application for the Leiden Science Scholarship (LSC) is open for motivated students enrolling in a Leiden Master of Science programme - excluding the MSc Industrial Ecology - per September 2016 or February 2017. Only non-EU/EEA tuition students who have a relevant bachelor’s degree from one of the following Chinese science partner universities can apply for the LSC scholarship.

Application Procedure

Application deadline for students starting per September: 1 April
Application deadline for students starting per February: 15 October1.Fill in your online application for admission to Leiden University before the deadline.2.Upload all the required documents.3.Please indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the LSC scholarship on the scholarship page of your online application.4.Submit your application.5.If applicable, pay the application fee.

Further Information

http://prospectivestudents.leiden.edu/scholarships/scholarship/leiden-science-china-scholarship.html


(Scholarship)

Leiden Science Indonesia Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

This scholarship is open only to graduates of our Indonesian science partner universities:City Indonesian science partner universities
Bandung Universitas Padjadjaran
Bandung Institut Teknologi Bandung
Bogor Institut Pertanian Bogor
Jakarta Universitas Indonesia
Yogyakarta Universitas Gadjah Mada
Additional requirements 1.Only if an applicant is admitted into one of the MSc programmes, will a decision be made.
2.Students are allowed to submit applications for several scholarships at one time. However, it is not possible to combine scholarships which are provided or sponsored by .
3.Students who are granted the LSI scholarship must comply with the Rules and Regulation attached to the scholarship prior to the granting of the scholarship.
Scholarship amountLSI covers 25% of the application fee (approx. 5.000 euro) and will be subtracted from this tuition fee before the start of the academic year. If the student has achieved adequate study results in the first MSc year, he or she will automatically receive the LSI scholarship for the second year.

Value of Scholarship(s)

25% of tuition fee

Eligibility

Application for the Leiden Science Indonesia Scholarship (LSI) is open for motivated students enrolling in a Leiden master of Science Programme - excluding the MSc Industrial Ecology - per September 2016 or February 2017. Only non-EU/EEA tuition students who have a relevant bachelor’s degree from one of the following partner universities can apply for this scholarship.

Application Procedure

Application deadline for students starting per September: 1 April
Application deadline for students starting per February: 15 October1.Fill in your online application for admission to Leiden University before the deadline.
2.Upload all the required documents.
3.Please indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the LSI scholarship on the scholarship page of your online application.
4.Submit your application.
5.If applicable, pay the application fee.

Further Information

http://prospectivestudents.leiden.edu/scholarships/scholarship/leiden-science-indonesia-scholarship.html


(Scholarship)

Orange Tulip Scholarship - 2 Awards

Leiden University (in cooperation with Nuffic Neso China) offers 2 scholarships which each cover the full tuition fee of the student. It is possible to submit applications for more scholarship programmes simultaneously. However, it is not possible to obtain more than 1 scholarship from Leiden University for the same study programme.Which programmes? The scholarships are valid for Master’s programmes at Leiden University (taught in English) starting in September 2016, but it is likely this scholarship will also be available in 2017.Please be aware that you will have to apply to both Leiden University and Nuffic Neso-China to be eligible for this scholarship.Students should be aware that this is not a full scholarship. It is necessary to find additional funding to be able to finance their study and stay completely. One of the requirements for being granted a residence permit in the Netherlands is that students must submit proof that they have sufficient financial means to finance their study period in the Netherlands. Leiden University advises a budget, not including the tuition fee, of approx. €12,000 to €15,000 per year to cover the costs for rent, insurance, living expenses, course books and local transportation. How much money students actually spend will of course depend on their life style and spending habits.

Value of Scholarship(s)

full tuition

Eligibility

A scholarship for Chinese citizens applying to Science master's programmes at Leiden University.

Application Procedure

Application procedure at Leiden University1. Fill in and submit your complete online application for admission to Leiden University. (Indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the Leiden-OTS China scholarship on the scholarship page) 1 March 2016 2. Pay the application fee

*Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline of 1 March 2016 will not be considered.
Application procedure at Nuffic Neso-China1. Follow the scholarship application procedures as set by Nuffic Neso-China 1 March 2016 Application Checklist at Nuffic Neso-China1.Completely filled in OTS application form.
2.Certified copies of diplomas, with certified English translation.
3.Certified copies of transcript/grade list. These transcripts have to be embossed with the issuing school’s seal and signature, with certified English translation.
4.Two recommendation letters: one from an official of the faculty from which you obtained your degree, one from another person in authority, e.g. your Bachelor thesis supervisor.
5.Proof of English proficiency (required if your native or predominant language is not English): Minimum IELTS score 6.5, TOEFL iBT 90. (N.B.: some programmes require a higher score. Please check the website).
6.A personal resume in English.
7.Motivation letter
8.Photocopy of your passport (page with your personal information).
9.Admission letter from Leiden University (if applicable).

Further Information

http://prospectivestudents.leiden.edu/scholarships/scholarship/leiden-orange-tulip-scholarship-china.html


(Scholarship)

Leiden Excellence Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

1. Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master's degree programme starting February 2017 or September 2017.
All MA, MSc and LLM programmes that are mentioned on the website Master's programmes in Leiden are eligible for LExS, but note that some programmes have a start date in September only. 2. Students of all nationalities enrolling in the Advanced Master programmes in the list below starting February 2017 or September 2017.
Note that the programmes listed below have a September start date only, with the exception of Advanced Studies in Air & Space Law:

◦Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Air & Space Law
◦Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in European & International Business Law
◦Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in International Tax Law
◦Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Public International Law
◦Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in International Civil & Commercial Law
◦Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Law & Digital Technologies
◦Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in European Tax Law
◦Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in European & International Human Rights Law
◦Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in International Children's Rights
◦MSc in International Relations & Diplomacy

Additional requirements1.In his or her prior academic education abroad, the applicant must have achieved excellent study results which are relevant for the programme for which the student wishes to enrol. As an indication, the student will be among the top 10% for the relevant programme followed abroad. We do not need proof of this, it is just to indicate the competitiveness of the scholarship. 2.The applicant will hold a non-EU/EEA passport and will not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans ("Studiefinanciering"; more information). This requirement does not apply to applicants who apply for a LExS for programmes mentioned under point 2 "For whom". 3.Scholarships will not be awarded to applicants who have already obtained a Leiden University master’s degree with the exception of students applying for a Master programme for which a specified previous Master programme or work experience is mandatory (the LLM advanced masters qualify as such). 4.Students who are granted a LExS must comply with and confirm in writing their agreement with the Rules and Regulations attached to the scholarship prior to the granting of the scholarship.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Various

Eligibility

For excellent Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master's degree programme and for excellent students of all nationalities enrolling in a Master of Law Advanced Programme or MSc in International Relations & Diplomacy.
Scholarship AmountThe Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme has three awards: € 10.000 of the tuition fee € 15.000 of the tuition fee Total tuition fee minus the statutory tuition fee The number and type of award of the scholarship depends on the budget available for each Faculty department. The type of award has no reflection on the students' academic level of excellence. Please be aware that the LExS is not a full scholarship.

Application Procedure

1. Fill in your online application for admission to Leiden University.
Deadline 1 October 2016 for all programmes starting in February 2017. Deadline for programmes starting September 2017 •All programmes except law:
1 February 2017
•Law programmes:
1 March 2017
2. Upload all required documents.

3. Indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the LExS scholarship on the scholarship page. Please note that if you apply for more than one master's programme, you have to indicate that you apply for the LExS scholarship for all these programmes seperately.

4. Upload your letter of motivation for the LExS scholarship on the scholarship.

5. Submit your online application.

6. Pay the application fee of € 100. 7.The selection committee of the relevant faculty will review the applications. Students are selected on the basis of academic merit.

8. All LExS applicants will be informed by the scholarship department of Student Educational Affairs about the outcome of the selection procedure.

Further Information

http://prospectivestudents.leiden.edu/scholarships/scholarship/lexs.html



Entry Requirements

A bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree, or demonstrate to meet the requirements for such a degree. Sufficient command of English (IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (internet-based) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)). This language requirement does not apply if you have: completed your education in Canada (except Quebec), USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or an International Baccalaureate, or a Dutch VWO-diploma.

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