Graduates from a university bachelor's or master's programme in a relevant domain
You may be directly admissible to the master's programme in Biomedical Sciences, if you have a bachelor's or master's degree from a university programme in a relevant domain. In case your domain is not mentioned here, the Board of Admissions can assess whether your domain is considered relevant once you have completed your application via Studielink.
- Candidates with a relevant bachelor's degree from a Dutch university are directly admissible
- Candidates with a relevant bachelor's degree from an EEA university may be asked to pass a GRE-test in case of doubt
- Candidates with a relevant bachelor's degree from a non-EEA university always need to pass a GRE-test (see below).
- Candidates with a relevant university master's degree are directly admissible
Relevant university domains are among others:
Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Technology, Health Sciences (Biology and Health), Life Sciences, (Veterinary) Medicine, University College (depending on courses followed, > 50% biology)
Graduates from a University of Applied Sciences (in Dutch: hbo) bachelor's programme in a relevant domain
If you have a University of Applied Sciences bachelor's degree in a relevant domain, you need to pass a GRE test (see below).
Relevant non-university domains are among others:
Biological and Medical Laboratory Research, Biotechnology, Applied Sciences (Science & Life), Biometry
1. Submit your curriculum vitae
All candidates must provide a cv. Please list your education, relevant extracurricular activities and internship/professional experience.
Include the specialisation of your choice: Genetics and Genomics; Inflammation and Pathophysiology; Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism; Regenerative Medicine; or Imaging from Molecule to Men.
2. Demonstrate proficiency in English
This master is taught in English. You must therefore have a thorough active and passive command of English.
No additional evidence of sufficient command of the English language is required if you meet any of the following criteria:
- you are a native English speaker,
- you have completed an English-taught bachelor or master,
- you have successfully completed a bachelor or master at a University or University of Applied Science in one of the following countries: the Netherlands, Belgium (Flanders), Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America.
If you do not meet any of these criteria, you have to provide evidence of sufficient command of the English language by either an IELTS, a TOEFL or a Cambridge test. You have to prepare and register for these tests yourself.
Plan your test in time. It can take some time before you get the results.
The minimum required scores are:
- IELTS test: minimum score overall 6.5
- TOEFL test: overall, internet-based minimum score 90
- Cambridge: CAE, grade C
The test should not be older than five years at the commencement date of the programme.
Some candidates need to pass a GRE test. The GRE is a standardised test. The exam aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills.
You have to register for this test yourself.
Read more about the test
When registering for the GRE test, please indicate:
- the Maastricht University Institution code number: 7102
- the department code number: 0699: Health and Medical Sciences-Other.
You need to select the general test, not the subject test.
It can take up to a few weeks before you receive your test results. Upload your GRE score report in the MyUM portal before the application deadline. Also send it by email to: masteradmission-fhml[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl
The miminum required scores of the GRE test are:
Verbal reasoning: 144
Quantitative reasoning: 144
Analytical writing: 3.0
Any score below these scores will result in rejection of your application.
Non-EEA students must pay a €100 handling fee
Non-EEA students who apply for this master's programme will have to pay a handling fee. Your application will not be taken into consideration without the required fee of €100 (excl. bank costs) which you will have to pay when you apply.
The handling fee is to cover certain administrative costs in relation to your application.