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What will I learn?

In this selective two-year master programme, research-minded students are trained to become the next generation of successful scientists in academia and private section environments. Students will be challenged with exciting cutting-edge research and methodologies and will learn how to critically read the literature, design novel research questions, translate hypotheses into testable research plans, and write scientific essays.

As a student you can focus on your interests and ambitions by participating in one of the following specializations after the first semester:



Infection and Immunity

Nutrition and Metabolism

Systems Medicine

Drug Innovation

Job prospects

Upon completion of this programme you are fully prepared to become a successful scientist. Most graduates continue with PhD research. In fact, you will have the opportunity to obtain a PhD scholarship at the University Medical Center Groningen. Others find a PhD position at other prestigious universities or start to work as a scientist in industry or the private sector.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medical Sciences

Study options

Full Time (24 Months)

Tuition fees
€17,500.00 (14,29,739) per year
Application deadline

Expected March 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

Bachelor's degree in the fields of biology, pharmacy, life science and technology or (bio)medical sciences.

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)

University of Groningen LCET: Minimum section scores C2 or C1 (one B2 allowed)

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


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