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What will I learn?

The International Master in Innovative Medicine (IMIM) is a two-year master of excellence, focusing on the education of tomorrow's leading translational biomedical researchers.

Do you have the ambition to become a leading translational biomedical researcher? Do you want to receive a degree from the Top-100 Universities of Groningen, Heidelberg and Uppsala? Do you belong to the top of your class? If your answer to these questions is Yes, then the International Master in Innovative Medicine (IMIM) might be for you!

The International Master in Innovative Medicine (IMIM) is a 2-year programme. As an IMIM student, you follow a tailor-made training programme at two or three EU partner universities. Additionally, you have the opportunity to do a research internship at one of IMIM's industry partners or at one of the programme's leading Latin American partner institutions.

The common thread throughout IMIM is the 'From Bench to Bedside and Back' (BBB) Learning Line. BBB helps you get a full perspective on medical sciences, ranging from the underlying basic mechanisms of disease to drug design and the clinical applications of research. The strong IMIM connection with private-sector partners further ensures that you will gain important insights into non-academic perspectives on research. On top of this, you will take part in the IMIM Spring and Summer Schools, designed to foster personal development skills and business savvy.

Why study this programme in Groningen?

  • As a graduate you receive your degree from the Top-100 EU universities of Groningen, Heidelberg and Uppsala.
  • IMIM is a largely tailor-made programme in which you are largely in control of the design your own study path
  • IMIM actively includes the private sector in its programme and provides you with both an academic setting and an industry perspective on translational medicine

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medical Sciences

Study options

Full Time (24 Months)

Tuition fees
€17,500.00 (14,13,570) per year
Application deadline

Expected January 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022


University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5,


9712 CP, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Bachelor's degree. Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180.

For international students

IMIM allows you to apply with a relevant degree in many different disciplines. Applicants need a Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields: biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical sciences, genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, medicine, dentistry or similar.

Language requirements

Students must meet the English language requirements stated below:

  • IELTS overall band 6.5, no less than 6.0 on each section
  • TOEFL paper based 580, no less than 55 on each section
  • TOEFL computer based 237, no less than 21 on each section
  • TOEFL internet based 92, no less than 21 on each section
  • Cambridge English: Cambridge certificate C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency (formerly known as CAE/CPE)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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