Brain disorders, in particular neurodegenerative diseases and mental illnesses, are among the most prevalent and debilitating diseases of our time. They are typically caused by the interplay of environmental factors and genetic variation in multiple genes, which is currently being mapped by major international initiatives. Future brain research should therefore focus on integrative projects as a next step in characterizing this complex environmental/genetic interplay and in revealing how it translates into brain function and/or disease.
To succeed, we need a new generation of neuroscientists capable of integrating information from genes and proteins to synapses, and from networks up to complex brain function and dysfunction. Are you ready for the challenge?The Master’s in Neurosciences is a two-year, full-time programme offered by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Teaching comprises lectures, research seminars, work groups, demonstrations, lab visits and practicals.
- The vast majority (70%) of graduates of the Master’s programme in Neurosciences go on to join a PhD programme either at VU Amsterdam or at another academic institute in the Netherlands or abroad.
- The master degree gives access to a number of PhD degree programmes at VU Amsterdam or elsewhere.
Promotion alumni sessions Master’s day
During the Master’s day, you can also meet our (international) alumni during several workshops. In these sessions they will tell you more about career opportunities after finishing your Master’s degree.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Internship Neurosciences
- From Molecule to Mind
- Statistics in Neurosciences
- Clinical Neurosciences
- Genetics in Neuroscience
- Academic Writing: Neurosciences
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- EU/EEA or Dutch students: 1 June
- Non-EU/EEA students who do not need a study visa and/or a residence permit: 1 June
- Students who need a study visa and/or a residence permit: 1 April.
DisciplinesNeuroscience Health Sciences View 31 other Masters in Neuroscience in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Admission is based on a strict selection procedure. The Faculty’s Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application. If you have read the admission criteria below and feel you are eligible for admission, please take the following steps to submit your application. Note that the initial application procedure is fully online and that scans of your relevant documents are required.
International15320 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15320 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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