1. A completed Bachelor's degree
- Applied physics
- Physics & Astronomy
- Biomedical Engineering
- or a related programme
2. A proficency in English
In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English** without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following:
- A TOEFL score of ≥575 (paper based) or ≥90 (internet based)
- An IELTS score of ≥6.5
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher
Months of entry
A flexible and interdisciplinary programme, which challenges you to unravel the workings of the human brain.
The Master's specialisation in Neurophysics focuses on unravelling the neuro-computational mechanisms of this fascinating, complex system and use this knowledge for relevant applications, such as robotics and neuro-technology. The programme takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying the organisation and function of the brain through experimental approaches, advanced theory and computational models. This is the only programme in the Netherlands that covers the complete spectrum of Neuroscience research, from cognition and behaviour, subcellular processes to single-cell analysis, big data, computational modelling and advanced machine learning.
This programme is connected with the Donders Institute, allowing you to work alongside world-class reasearchers and create contacts for the future. This specialisation offers two focused tracks: Sensory-motor integration or Machine learning, Neuroinformatics and Artificial Intelligence. The programme can be readily adapted to your individual academic background – whether that is in the field of Mathematics, Physics or Computing Science.
What will you learn?
- Gain an extensive background in theoretical developments in brain research, neurotechnology and artificial intelligence
- Learn and practice a variety of research methods and scientific approaches
- Get valuable experience designing, conducting and presenting your own research projects
Graduates from this programme leave well prepared for careers in academia or other research institutes like the Donders Institute.
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 our 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