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There is a great medical need for new drugs. Is it your dream to contribute to the development of these new medicines that could improve the health of many people? Do you like having the freedom to choose your own approach when presented with an assignment? Do you thrive whilst studying in small groups together with other motivated students from different nationalities? If so, studying CPS might be just perfect for you!
The College of Pharmaceutical Sciences programme at Utrecht University is an international bachelor's programme in drug development. At the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, you’ll learn what’s needed to develop new drugs.
You’ll need to consider the possible target for the drug in the body, the active ingredient structure, as well as the best route of administration of the medicine and how the effectiveness and safety of the new drug should be tested on the patient. To develop a new drug many disciplines come together, such as biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry and biology.
CPS graduates have many career prospects, either in the Netherlands or abroad.
Examples of future employers:
- Universities and academic hospitals
- Pharmaceutical or biomedical research institutes, such as Lygature and the Netherlands Cancer Institute
- Pharmaceutical and biotechnological industry
- Companies linked to the pharmaceutical industry (pre-clinical/clinical research of drugs, such as NOTOX)
- Medicine regulatory agencies (CBG, EMA, FDA)
- (Scientific) journals
- Government agencies (RIVM)
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- Epidemiology and Clinical Development
- Behaviour of the Drug in the Human Body
- The Drug and the Cell
- The Drug Molecule
- Intercellular communication
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- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesBiomedicine Pharmacy Biotechnology
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- In the Netherlands, only the Dutch VWO diploma gives direct access to a university education. If you hold a foreign secondary school diploma, International Student Admissions will need to determine whether you can be admitted to the University. In this case, they will verify if your diploma is considered equivalent to a Dutch VWO diploma.
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International23300 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23300 EUR per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA2209 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 36 months.
- Dutch and other EU/EEA students (statutory fee, full-time): € 2,209
- Institutional fee: € 20,200 (EU/EEA), € 23,300 (non-EU/EEA)
Living costs for Utrecht
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.