24 months
19600 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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At this Biomedical Sciences MSc programme at Leiden University you learn interdisciplinary approaches to address scientific and societal challenges in the field of (bio)medical sciences. The research in this programme relates to the maintenance of health and prevention of disease. 


At this Biomedical Sciences MSc programme at Leiden University you will gain a thorough understanding of health and disease. The five specialisations enable you to pursue your personal interests.

The programme is offered by the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), a modern institution which combines research, education and patient care with a strong scientific orientation. Research conducted at the LUMC is ranked among top European and international institutes.

Within the context of the programme, exchange with other European (Eurolife or LERU) or non-European (Ivy league) universities is encouraged. Internships can be performed all over the world at high quality research institutes and universities. In addition, the adjacent Leiden BioScience Park offers ample opportunities for internships.

What does this master’s programme entail?

The first, common, master year provides you with a solid background in Biomedical Sciences via compulsory and elective courses, and a research internship. The interdisciplinary character of the first year offers you great opportunities to address health and disease-related issues from various directions. The second master year is dedicated to one of the specialisations.

Programme Structure


  • Biomedical Sciences Research (MSc)
  • Biomedical Sciences Management (MSc)
  • Biomedical Sciences Communication (MSc)
  • Biomedical Sciences Education (MSc)
  • Biomedical Sciences Health (MSc)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences or an equivalent thereof from a foreign research university. Applicants should possess in depth knowledge, understanding and skills (demonstrated by grades and/or ECTS) in in Immunology (6 ECTS), Pathology (6 ECTS), Bio-Statistics (6 ECTS), Neuroscience (6 ECTS) and Molecular Biology (9 ECTS) at the start of the master’s programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19600 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • Second Dutch master’s programme: €15,100 per year

Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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