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Radboud University
Netherlands, Nijmegen
Tuition fee €14,500 per year
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Do you want to know how climate change affects biodiversity? Or how to improve the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases? Are you fascinated by evolution, the human brain, genetics, and ecology? Biology at Radboud University is what you are looking for.

Why study Biology?

-A challenging and broad curriculum with seven learning trajectories.
-Emphasis on Biology in Society.
-There are excellent and innovative research facilities. For example, the greenhouses, the Phytotron (root laboratory), and scanners for measuring brain activity.
-Education and research are linked, lectures by top scientists in their field.
-Many practicals and contact hours.
-You will do an internship with one of the Radboud University research groups. In the three-month internship, you will develop your research skills.
-Active study association BeeVee to meet your fellow students, alumni, and lecturers.
-Our students rate this study with an 8,0 (source: NSE).

Programme structure

Every year is divided into four periods of ten weeks which consists of eight weeks of courses, followed by two weeks of examinations. Every course equals a certain amount of study points, or European Credits (EC).

In the first year, you will acquire considerable knowledge of the field by following courses from all learning trajectories.

In the second part of the Bachelor’s, the courses are increasingly specialised. You can deepen your knowledge and attune it according to your interests. You will also get familiar with the philosophical and ethical sides of your field. In this phase of the programme, you have freedom of choice: you’ll choose a learning trajectory and add courses from other trajectories. This way, you are able to create a programme that fits your personal interests.

Career opportunities

People who graduated from this programme work in jobs such as:

-Researcher for universities, hospitals, research institutes (RIVM, TNO), or companies
-Teacher in secondary school or higher education
-Consultant for a consultancy company
-Consultant for companies in the agriculture and pharmaceutical industry (AkzoNobel, DSM)
-Policy maker for a non-profit organization, environment federation, or government
-Project leader/manager in a business or other organisation.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States