Neurosciences (Master Degree)

the Netherlands

For more information about Neurosciences at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, please visit the webpage using the button above.

The award
Master Degree

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
EUR 2143 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 16630 per year

All study options

About Neurosciences at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Become part of the next generation of neuroscientists

Are you fascinated by how the human brain works? Do you want to understand why dysfunctions lead to brain disorders Neuroscientists explore the functioning of the brain so that they can fight neurodegenerative disease and mental illness.

The Master's in Neurosciences at VU Amsterdam is a two-year, full-time programme taught entirely in English. While the first year is made up of courses that are compulsory for all Neurosciences students, in the second year you'll get to choose one of two tracks, depending on your own area of interest:

  • Fundamental Neurosciences
  • Clinical and Translational Neurosciences

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMaster DegreeHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2143 per yearInternational course feesEUR 16630 per year

Entry requirements

The Neurosciences programme is open to both Dutch and International Students. The Faculty's Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application.

In order to gain admission to the Neurosciences Master's programme, you will need to have at least a Bachelor's degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score. A Bachelors' degree obtained at an applied university or higher vocational education (HBO in Dutch) in most cases does not grant direct access to the programme (only exceptionally high ranking students stand a chance of admission).

General English language proficiency requirements

VU Amsterdam requires all applicants to take an English test. You can, however, begin your application without having the test results. Exceptions are made for students who have completed a bachelor or master in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia.

The minimum English language proficiency requirements for admission to this master programme are:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall
  • TOEFL Internet-based test: 92 overall
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): A, B, C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A, B, C

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