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MSc Biological Sciences

Catalog id : 60707
 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

2 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

15830 EUR
2000 EUR
2000 EUR

Application fee

International 0 EUR
National 0 EUR
Faculty of Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92
TOEFL-PBT (min)580
GMAT (avg)600

World University Ranking

About this course

Students interested in research in the field of Biological Sciences are encouraged to apply for the Master's in Biological Sciences at the University of Amsterdam, to become a part of the research community at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) and the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS).

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Eligibility Criteria

All tracks are two-year programmes, and are designed for students with a Dutch Bachelor of Science degree in Biology or its equivalent, but are potentially also open for students from universities or Higher Vocational Education (Dutch: HBO) with a background in beta-gamma, future planet studies, biomedical sciences, life sciences,  geography, earth sciences, chemistry, environmental sciences, physics, mathematics and even econometrics.

candidates will be selected on the following basis:

  • Study programme
  • GPA score
  • Study progress Bachelor’s programme
  • Subject of Bachelor’s thesis
  • Motivation

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Course Modules

The Master's programme in Biological Sciences at the UvA offers specialisations in: 

  • Ecology and Evolution
  • General Biology
  • Green Life Sciences
  • Freshwater & Marine Biology (formerly Limnology & Oceanography)

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How to Apply

Please be sure to follow each step carefully.  

  • Register in Studielink
  • Application file submission
  • General application procedure (different for Dutch and International students in some respects)
  • Pay the Tuition Fee (after Admission)

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