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Biomedical Sciences

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

36 months
12660 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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During the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you will study in detail the processes that take place in the human body—both in sickness and in health.

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During the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam , you will study molecules, cells, and organs, and learn how they are interconnected. If you want to get to the bottom of what a disease is and to investigate how to treat and cure them, this programme is for you. 

As a biomedical scientist, you will usually not be working directly with patients—but behind the scenes you will be making all the difference.

Discover what happens in the human body

How can we combat viruses? What happens in the brain when someone has a stroke? How do toxic substances affect different processes in the human body?

As a Biomedical Sciences student, you approach human biology from different levels: from the molecular level to that of entire populations. You learn not only about anatomy, biochemistry and physiology, but also about the immune system and how everything interacts. You gain a solid theoretical basis as well as taking part in practicals from the very start of the programme. You work in the lab, do experiments and learn how to handle micro-organisms safely. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomedical sciences and Genetics
  • Biochemistry and Cell biology - histology
  • Microbiology - toxicology
  • Human development 
  • Evolutionary developmental biology
  • Research in Biomedical Sciences 
  • Immunology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A diploma equivalent to the Dutch pre-university VWO diploma 
  • Proof of sufficient proficiency in English
  • Proof of sufficient proficiency in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics 

Application process:

  • Register for the Bachelor’s programme before the application deadline via Studielink. 
  • Complete you application by answering the questions asked in VUnet and uploading the requested documents.
  • Transcript of records; a transcript in English of the grades obtained over the final two years of your high school and any further education up to the moment of your application. IB and A-level applicants are asked to upload their predicted grades.
  • A scan of your diploma
  • Curriculum Vitae; it should include your personal details and list your previous education and relevant work experience (± 1-2 pages).
  • English language test results (if already obtained).
  • Copy of valid passport or ID.
  • Diplomas obtained outside of the Netherlands only: pay the application fee.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12660 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12660 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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