Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Our degree programmes provide you with a solid theoretical, methodological and statistical basis
  • Our research areas are broad and varied.
  • Our programmes prepare you for research, executive and advisory positions in public health, clinical medicine, drug research, and health-policy development.



We provide MSc, DSc, PhD and Executive Programmes at the forefront of knowledge in Health Sciences and Clinical Research methodology. We also provide tailor-made research training through the Erasmus Summer Programme, Erasmus Winter Programme and the individual courses in various disciplines.


NIHES offers programmes and courses in several disciplines that mainly focus on epidemiology, health sciences and clinical research. Below you can find more information for each discipline.

  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Clinical Research
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Public Health
  • Health Economics
  • Pharmaco-Epidemiology

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (3)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

Student Life

Campus life

Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands. Initially famous for its port, one of the biggest in Europe, Rotterdam is now one of the most visited cities in the Netherlands for many of its other undiscovered qualities.

Along side the many social and physical aspects of the city that draws in the many tourists, Rotterdam is also well known for its advanced academic frontiers.

Home to the Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, this institute has contributed considerably to Rotterdam being globally acknowledged as a very unique and valuable academic research hub.

Student clubs

Throughout the year, various social activities are organised both at institute and at programme level. These activities aim to encourage social en professional contact between students, and stimulate integration between Dutch and international students, faculty and staff. For example: excursions, guest lectures, dinners, drinks, parties, etc.


Ranking high in the THE World University Ranking 2014 list of top 100 universities for Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health, NIHES at Erasmus University Rotterdam, proclaims its position through its esteem professors, state-of-the-art research facilitates and leading academic research centers.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Other Degrees

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