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MSc Biology


Course Description

The MSc in Biology in Leiden offers a wealth of opportunities for students who are interested in molecular biosciences or in evolution, biodiversity and conservation.The Biology Institute at Leiden University has a number of highly recognised research specialisations in evolution and molecular biology. The Institute of Environmental Sciences specialises in research in the area of conservation and sustainability.

Visit the website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/biology/en/introduction

Course detail

The availability of extensive invaluable biodiversity collections at the National Herbarium of the Netherlands, the famous Hortus botanicus, and the popular National Museum of Natural History ‘Naturalis’ contribute to an excellent environment for biologists in Leiden. Biology in Leiden is part of the Faculty of Science, providing ample opportunities for crossing borders with other science areas. Furthermore, the close proximity of the Bio Science Park with its many companies active in the (bio)medical field and the collaborations with the Leiden University Medical Center expand the study possibilities enormously.

Specialisations

- Animal Sciences and Health
- Biology and Education
- Biology and Science Communication and Society
- Biology and Science-Based Business
- Evolution, Biodiversity and Conservation
- Microbial Biotechnology and Health
- Plant Sciences and Natural Products

Reasons to Choose Biology in Leiden:

- No less than five biological research institutes collaborate in the MSc programme in Leiden, giving it a very broad and diverse scope.

- The multi-disciplinary character of the programme is further increased through collaborations between our research groups and other biological and medical research institutions.

- All MSc specialisations combine a solid educational programme with the focus on hands-on research, providing a balanced training.

- Biology in Leiden offers an international academic environment and world-class research.

- In Leiden, you can combine training in biological research with training in communication, education and science-based business.

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 Biology page on the Leiden University website for more details!

Student Profiles
(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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