Biomedical Sciences: Neurosciences

University of Antwerp

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
5800 EUR/year
947 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Biomedical Sciences: Neurosciences programme from University of Antwerp trains highly skilled scientists who are able to conduct research in a wide biomedical field and supervise such research in academic, clinical or industrial settings.


In this specialisation, you study the neuronal structures and mechanisms of behaviour and memory as well as various neurological and psychiatric disorders. To do this, you learn to develop experimental research based on animal models.

The focus of this Biomedical Sciences: Neurosciences programme offered at University of Antwerp is on research.

Our laboratories work together with outstanding research institutes such as the Institute Born-Bunge for neurosciences. You will spend half of your study time on practical research while doing internships and on writing a dissertation.

In addition, you are offered the opportunity to study abroad for part of the programme.

Your future

Graduates often go on to work as researchers at the university or in the biomedical industry.

They first tend to do a PhD before going on to pursue careers in academia or as researchers or research leaders in biotech or pharmaceutical companies.

Job opportunities

Because of the level of specialisation, many graduates in the biomedical sector go on to do a PhD.

Some continue working on scientific research, while others find jobs in:

  • the biotech or pharmaceutical industries
  • the business community
  • scientific institutions
  • government
  • hospitals
  • and especially education


All study programmes at the University of Antwerp received accredidation from NVAO (Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation).

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Preclinical and clinical imaging with focus on neurology
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neuroscience
  • System Neuroscience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Direct access: Bachelor of Science (academic degree, minimum 180 ECTS) in:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Bio-engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Biology
  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine

If your degree was not issued by a recognised educational institution in Flanders or the Netherlands, you will also have to provide evidence of your level of English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5800 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    947 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 947 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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Biomedical Sciences: Neurosciences
University of Antwerp


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