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One of the most important challenges that people face in modern life is to control their own and others' behaviour. We have to resist impulses and cope with numerous social and health-related threats, and our decisions often deeply affect our own and others' lives.
Investigate the social and health-related aspects of behavioural regulation
How do we overcome bad habits in order to act in a more social way? How do we resist temptations to maintain a healthy lifestyle? How do we cope with social and health-related threats in order to prevent or recover from stress and anxiety? How does money affect our social and work life?
The Master’s programme in Social and Health Psychology will equip you with the tools and knowledge to analyse topics related to the control of human behaviour for the
An academic Bachelor's degree in Social or Behavioural Sciences. Students with another academic Bachelor’s degree and a clear profile of empirical research in behavioral sciences such as students with an academic Bachelor’s degree in Health education and promotion, Economics, Biology, or Neurosciences, can also be considered. This is up to the Admissions Committee to decide.
Please see course website for further details.
Founded in 1636, Utrecht University is an esteemed international research university, consistently positioned in the top 15 in continental Europe and the worldwide top 100 of international rankings, and member of the renowned European League of Research Universities. The university is located in the city of Utrecht, one of the most beautiful and safest cities in Northern Europe.
Eligible candidates are selected for a scholarship on the basis of the following criteria:
- Academic excellence and promise in the proposed field of study;
- The academic quality and results of preceding qualifications, as evidenced by proof of belonging to the top 10% of the class, grades, test scores, a writing sample, letters of recommendation;
- The quality and relevance of the motivation letter for the Master’s programme (academic content, intercultural and communication skills, personal motivation);
- The quality of the application for the Master’s programme itself (completeness, accuracy, consistency).
Tuition fee or Tuition fee plus living expenses (€11,000)
- Belong to the top 10% of your graduating class
- Hold a non-EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans
- Have completed your secondary school and/or Bachelor degree outside the Netherlands
- Have applied for one of the participating international master’s programme with a start date of September.
In 2017, Utrecht University and the Utrecht University Fund proudly announced a new scholarship programme: the Bright Minds Fellowships. This scholarship aims to attract and retain talented students from a broad range of backgrounds, as well as stimulate and support global excellence and diversity in the UU student population.
Number of scholarships: 10-15
Available for: EU/EEA students (including Dutch students)
Scholarship amount: € 5,000 or € 10,000
The Bright Minds Fellowships are made possible by Utrecht University alumni and the Utrecht University Fund.
€ 5,000 or € 10,000
Students who hold an EU/EEA passport (including Dutch), and
have applied for a Master’s Programme at Utrecht University (only UU students can receive a Bright Minds Fellowship)
will be starting their Master’s Programme at Utrecht University in September 2018
will be working to complete their first Master’s degree
have shown academic achievement in their previous studies
bring an element of diversity to the UU community
Complete the online application form before February 1.
The applications are reviewed by the Bright Minds selection committee. The committee considers:
academic achievement, as shown by grades and (if available) GRE or GMAT scores
personal background, as demonstrated by a variety of factors, including but not limited to educational experience, socio-economic background, cultural heritage, race and ethnicity
interpersonal skills, as demonstrated by extracurricular activities, community service and work experience
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