1. A completed Bachelor's degree in Science or a related area
2. A proficiency in English
* Applicants are considered to be a native speaker of English if they are from Australia, Canada (with exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, USA or South Africa.
Months of entry
The Master's specialisation in Neurobiology crosses the boundaries of multiple sub-fields of biology, life sciences, medicine and behavioural sciences. We develop novel biological and chemical methodologies to control molecules, cells, networks and behaviour, thereby establish a causal link between the different biological scales of brain organization and function.
Radboud University is the only university in the Netherlands that covers the complete research field of Neuroscience, from cognition to behaviour, and from subcellular processes, to single-cell analysis, big data, computational modelling, behavioural sciences and advanced machine learning. The programme is closely connected to 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., allowing you to benefit from these connections during and after studies. The programme also allows the flexibility to design research around topics that you are interested in.
The major topics in this specialisation are:
- Neural circuit organisation, development and plasticity
- Neural network function and behaviour
- Translational models of human brain diseases
What will you learn?
- Take a multidisciplinary approach, and draw from a variety of sub-fields of biology, life sciences, medicine and behavioural sciences
- Gain an understanding of novel biological and chemical methodologies to control molecules, cells, networks and behaviour
- Get valuable experience in designing, conducting and presenting your own research
Graduates from this programme can find work in a wide variety of fields:
- Researchers for universities, research institutes or teaching hospitals
- Research and development professionals
- Policy makers or advisors
- Communications specialists
- Academic researchers and lecturers
Fees and funding
There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Some of the opportunities are described below. A full list, including detailed information, can be found on our scholarships and grants page at the website.
Radboud Scholarship Programme
Open to a select number of excellent international students. Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,083 in 2019/2020). Visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are also covered.
Orange Tulip Scholarship
Open to students from Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Indonesia, South-Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, and China. Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,083 in 2019/2020). Visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are also covered.
Open to excellent American students. The grant will be paid in 12 monthly instalments of 1,050 euros. International travel and the cost of the residence permit will be covered, and an extra allowance of €1150 will be paid on arrival.
Sino-Dutch Bilateral Exchange Scholarship
Open to excellent students from China. Consists of a contribution of € 16,113 towards the total costs of one year of study or research in the Netherlands.
Aimed at lecturers at higher education institutions in Indonesia who wish to pursue a PhD or Master's at a university in the Netherlands. A DIKTI scholarship includes allowances for living expenses, insurance, travel costs, tuition fees and more.
Indonesian Education Scholarship (LPDP)
Open to excellent Indonesian students under the age of 35. Involves a full scholarship.
Holland Scholarship Programme
Open to excellent students from Canada, America, India and Turkey. Scholarship consists of 5,000 euros payed at the start of study.
Dutch Student Finance
EU/EEA students and Swiss students under 30 years of age are eligible if they are working at least 56 hours per month in the Netherlands, or have been living in the Netherlands for five years or more. Dutch student finance consists of four components: a basic grant, a supplementary grant (depending on the parental income), a student travel product, and a loan.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Study Information