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How long you will study
36 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

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International course fees
EUR 32000

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About Medicine Profile 'Molecular Medicine' at University of Groningen

Do you aspire to become a medical doctor with a profound understanding of the molecular mechanisms that cause disease?

You want to become a medical doctor. You are fascinated bythe molecular mechanisms that go wrong during disease, and want tounderstand these. You may want to become a doctor who contributesto new treatments that have originated from your ownresearch.

Just like all students in the Bachelor program ofMedicine, Molecular Medicine students learn all the medicalknowledge that it takes to become a good doctor. In addition,Molecular Medicine students learn how science works, and howscientific discoveries make their way to patients. Every threeweeks you work on a different assignment. For example, you learn toisolate DNA, and to detect a mutation in a patient. You use yourimagination to create a new therapy for metabolic disorders. You learn to explain complex molecular information to children. Youwrite research proposals, and you learn to read and writescientific publications.

This is an international Program, where around 30% of thestudents originates from outside of the Netherlands. We teach inEnglish. Your English should be sufficient to communicate, but doesnot need to be perfect.

If you feel attracted to this Program, we hope that you joinMolecular Medicine.

Heb je belangstelling om als arts de moleculaire mechanismen die ziektes veroorzaken te begrijpen?

Je wilt arts worden. Je bent gefascineerd door de moleculairemechanismen die verkeerd gaan tijdens een ziekte, en wilt dezebegrijpen. Je wilt als arts misschien wel een bijdrage leveren aannieuwe behandelingen die voortkomen uit je eigen onderzoek.

Net als alle studenten in de bachelor Geneeskunde verwervenMolecular Medicine studenten alle medische kennis dienodig is om een goede arts te worden. Bovendien leren MolecularMedicine studenten hoe wetenschap werkt en hoewetenschappelijke ontdekkingen hun weg vinden naar patiënten.Je werkt elke drie weken aan een andere taak. Je leert bijvoorbeeldom DNA te isoleren en om een mutatie in een patiënt te vinden.Je gebruikt je verbeelding om een nieuwe behandeling voor metabolestoornissen te bedenken. Je leert ingewikkelde moleculaireinformatie uitleggen aan kinderen. Je schrijftonderzoeksvoorstellen en leert wetenschappelijke publicaties lezenen schrijven.

Dit is een internationaal programma waarin ongeveer 30% van destudenten afkomstig is van buiten Nederland. De colleges worden inhet Engels gegeven. Je Engels moet voldoende zijn om tecommuniceren, maar het hoeft niet perfect te zijn.

Spreekt deze Learning Community je aan? Dan hopen we dat je jeaansluit bij Molecular Medicine.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study36 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 32000

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previous education

For international students to be eligible to the program youmust have attained the necessary qualifications for admittance intoa Bachelor's in Medicine program in your own country; yoursecondary education must be comparable to Dutch VWO diploma andinclude qualifications in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics+ English. For more information send an e-mail to

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Please note: Studielink only knows geneeskunde (=Dutch forMedicine). Please select Geneeskunde in Studielink as the degreeyou want to apply for. We will ask you in a later stadium whichlearning community you want to participate in.

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
knowledge minimum

Admission will include a decentralized selection procedure (nota ballot).

For information about the decentralized selection please checkthe following site:

Information about requirements and deficiencies:

Numerus Fixus

This programme has a numerus fixus with a maximum of 100 attendees a year.

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    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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