M.Sc. Biomedical Sciences

VU University Amsterdam

Application deadline: Start in 1 September: April (non-EEA: April).
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Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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Description

Do you want to know everything about the causes of disease? Are you very eager to explore public health in depth? Then Biomedical Sciences is your Master's programme.

The Master in Biomedical Sciences is a two-year full-time programme. You can take up to two specializations, each lasting one year. You can choose from seven Biomedical research specializations: Infectious Diseases; Cardiovascular Diseases; International Public Health; Immunology; Cell Biology; Psychophysiology; or Medical and Behavior Genomics. You can also choose one other specialization (combined with one research specialization): Societal; Communication; or Education. Are you interested in infectious diseases and do you want to gain a deeper understanding of how our immune system works? Then you can take both these specializations. Does your scientific interest lie in cardiovascular diseases and your professional ambition in policy-making? Again, you can combine the two. However, you can also compile your own programme.

Contents

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is optional.
  • The percentage of foreign students: 5%

This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.

Specialities:

Immunology:

(non research)

Infectious Diseases:

(non-research)

International Public Health:

(non-research)

Psychophysiology:

(non research)

Medical and Behavior Genomics:

(non research)

Societal specialization:

(non research)

Education specialization:

(non research)

Communication specialization:

(non research)

Requirements

Additional subject

Language test

Written request

Grade list: transcript

Previous education: BSc in biomedical sciences or equivalent

Written request: motivation, cv and references

Additional language requirements:

  • IELTS overall band: 6.5
  • IELTS listening: 6
  • IELTS reading: 6
  • IELTS writing: 6
  • IELTS speaking: 6
  • TOEFL paper based: 580
  • TOEFL computer based: 237
  • TOEFL internet based: 93

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 580
TOEFL iBT® test: 93

Funding

Scholarships / Grants:

China Scholarship Counsil:
The scholarship programme is designed for good quality Chinese students who want to study or do research in the Netherlands for an academic year either during or after their studies in China. The main purpose of the China Programme is the exchange of talented Chinese and Dutch students.
For additional information: Website

Neso Indonesia:
StuNed Scholarships for Master studies, short courses and customized training programmes are available for Indonesian professionals with at least two years work experience in a development-related organization.
For additional information: Website

Fulbright/ NAF:
The Fulbright Center is a bi-national, non-profit organization established by international agreement between the United States of America and the Kingdom of The Netherlands. It promotes educational co-operation and provides information on study, research and internships in the United States.
For additional information: Website

Nuffic:
The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (Ford-IFP) provides opportunities to exceptional individuals for advanced study. If you are a resident of an eligible IFP country and would like to study in Europe, Nuffic can act as a placement partner for you.
For additional information: Website

European Commission:
The Alban Scholarship programme aims at the reinforcement of the European Union-Latin America cooperation in the area of Higher Education. * for postgraduate studies. * for specialization studies at any of the eligible recognised organizations of Higher Training (companies included).
For additional information: Website

:
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World Bank:
Successful applicants for the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program will be awarded funding covering all tuition and admission fees, as well as housing and subsistence allowance. Travel expenses between the awardees' home countries and Tokyo will also be provided.
For additional information: Website

United Nations:
For additional information: Website

Asian Development Bank:
This scholarship aims to provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB's developing member countries to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, management, science & technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region.
For additional information: Website

VU University Amsterdam:
VU University Amsterdam awards its own scholarships to outstanding students joining our international Master's degree programmes. The VU Fellowship is an amount of money between 2.500 and 15.000 Euros to cover a part of the study expenses. The general criteria for selection are excellence, motivatio
For additional information: Website

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Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: The Netherlands

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