24 months
17000 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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The Master's specilasation programme in Neurobiology at Radboud University is a flexible, multi-disciplinary programme that incorporates biology, life-sciences, medicine and behavioural sciences. The programme will teach you about novel methodologies to control molecules, cells, networks and behaviour to link between different scales of brain organisation and function.

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Programme overview

The Master's speciailsation in Neurobiology focuses on the complete research field of Neuroscience, from cognition to behaviour, subcellular process to single-cell analysis, and aspects of computational modelling or machine learning.

This programme is closely connected with one of Europe's largest neuroscience institutes, the world-renowned Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (DI), and one of the leading research-oriented teaching hospitals in the Netherlands, the Radboud University Medical Centre.

Would you like to know if you are eligible to be admitted to this programme? Take our E-Check and instantly get an insight in your eligibility: echeck.ru.nl

What will you learn?

  • Gain a theoretical background in the field of Neuroscience

  • Focus on motor-mechanisms, memory or brain networks and communication

  • Gain real-life experience designing, conducting and presenting research and results

Career prospects

With a multidisciplinary and forward-looking education at the cutting-edge of modern neurobiology, graduates of the Neurobiology programme have a wide range of options, including in:

  • fundamental and translational (disease-oriented) research in various fields of Neuroscience, working in universities, research institutes and teaching hospitals
  • research and development (R&D) in pharmaceutical companies and biomedical industry (including neurotechnology-focused companies)
  • science management, policy, advisement and communication positions in (inter-)governmental, private, academic, and health sectors

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Behavioural Neuroscience 
  • Systems Neuroscience
  • Methods in Neuroscience
  • Trends in Stem Cell Biology
  • Systematic Reviews in Neuroscience
  • Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Non-EU/EEA applicants 

  • 1 April: Final deadline

EU/EEA applicants  

  • 1 July: Final deadline


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A completed Bachelor's degree

You’ll need a completed Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields of science:

Your degree has to be equivalent to a Dutch university diploma. The Admission Office will determine if an international student has the required knowledge to be admitted. The Admission Office will also indicate if the student is required to follow specific courses from the Bachelor's programme to eliminate possible deficiencies.

  • Neuroscience
  • Medical Biology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biology, with a minor in Medical Biology, Neurobiology or Medicine
  • Molecular Life Sciences
  • Psychobiology
  • Science

A proficiency in English

Students must have passed (preliminary) examinations containing the following subject matter:

  • Human Anatomy 6 EC
  • Cell Biology/ Molecular Biology 6 EC
  • Human physiology 6 EC
  • Cognition and perception 6 EC
  • Bio Imaging/ Big data 6 EC
  • Neurophysics 6 EC (desirable)
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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 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.

Living costs for Nijmegen

800 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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


  • We have a number of scholarships available only for international Master’s students. You can find the full list, including details about eligibility requirements and how to apply, on the university's website

  • Please do note, that most of these scholarships are not fully funded. The Radboud Scholarship Programme (RSP) is the only scholarship that offers both fully and partially funded scholarships.

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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