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Life Sciences, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Plant development companies try to develop new ways to optimise the growth and production of crops. Environmental companies look for innovative solutions to environmental problems. Dedicated professionals working in laboratories all over the world are at the heart of this research. Become one of them by studying Life Sciences at HAN University of Applied Sciences!
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As a Life Sciences graduate at HAN University of Applied Sciences, you will be an independent professional equipped to work in different scientific settings, including fundamental and applied research and quality control.

Top students

HAN's Bachelors course in Life Sciences attracts motivated goal-oriented students like you from all over the world. In recent years, Life Sciences students have been among the top performing students at HAN University of Applied Sciences. They have even won national awards!

Lecturers with experience in the field

The lecturers have worked as researchers in hospitals, universities and commercial businesses. Some are currently still working in the field, which ensures that you get the most up-to-date information and techniques!

Career opportunities

As a Life Sciences graduate, you will have countless employers to choose from, including health care providers and commercial enterprises. Many of our Life Sciences graduates work in molecular biology research labs, for example. You can also choose to continue your studies. HAN's Life Sciences graduates often go on to successfully complete Masters degree courses.

Typical jobs for graduates

The broad education programme opens doors of diverse career opportunities. Graduates of the Masters course in Molecular Life Sciences can work at companies active in biotechnology, such as pharmaceutical companies, companies dealing with personal health care, diagnostic companies and the food and feed industry. These can be small and medium-sized enterprises as well as multinationals. Our graduates also work at research institutions in universities, hospitals and private research institutes.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Biology 
  • Molecular Genetics 
  • Cell Biology 
  • Microbiology 
  • Immunology 
  • Virology 
  • Bioinformatics 
  • Molecular Plant Biology 
  • Carcinogenesis 
  • Immunology 
  • Physiology of Plants and Animals 
  • Communication Skills (written and oral) 
  • Research Skills 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

You will be admitted to the 1st year of the Life Sciences Bachelors course with one of the following certificates of secondary education:

  • HAVO, old profiles NT with English, or NG with English
  • HAVO, new profiles NT, with English, or NG with English 
  • VWO, old profiles NT with English, NG with English 
  • VWO, new profiles NT with English, NG with English 
  • International Baccalaureate 
  • Abitur
  • Fachhochschulereife
  • Sekolah Menegah Atas (SMA) – (Indonesia)
  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE-A level) 

Comparable secondary certificate

You should have a certificate at secondary level showing good grades in biology, chemistry and mathematics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8668 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8668 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Nijmegen

  • 800 - 1000 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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