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Thinking about enrolling in Molecular Life Sciences at HAN? Want to know if you meet the requirements? Find out the costs and possible scholarships? Get all the answers on this page.
Want to enroll in Molecular Life Sciences at HAN? There are 2 main admission requirements. These are your prior education and English fluency. We also look at your professional suitability.
You need to have one of the following:
- Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Life Sciences or Higher Laboratory Education
- Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Life Sciences or comparable discipline
- Another diploma (e.g. technicians diploma from Germany) but you have developed to bachelor level, e.g. through work experience. Your qualifications at bachelor level will be tested during an assessment procedure. Click on the link below for the assessment procedure.
Certificate and transcript
Apart from your bachelor certificate, we need an official transcript of all the courses you followed. Still doing your bachelor? Then send an official list of the courses and grades so far.
Your degree certificate and your transcript or list of courses needs to be in Dutch, English or German. Need a translation? Make sure you get a sworn translation.
You need to prove you have a sufficient level of English. We require one of the following:
- IELTS score of at least 6.5
- TOEFL score of 90 or higher (internet-based)
- Cambridge FCE Grade B minimum score 176 / CAE / CPE
We want to be sure the program is a good match for you professionally. And that you're a suitable candidate for an internship company. After all, they will hire you as an intern for 2 years. A committee of lecturers considers your professional suitability for the program. How? Based on various application documents (including CV and motivation letter) and an interview. During the interview, we also discuss internship options. After that, you apply for internship positions. Staff of the degree program can support you in this process.
What to include in your CV:
- Molecular / cell biology and biochemistry methods you have experience with.
- Description of research and development projects you contributed to.
- Description of your role in the research/projects and the duration (must be at least 5 months).
- One letter of recommendation. Please use the format provided below.
What to include in your motivation letter:
- What are your future plans and what would you like to learn from the program?
- Why did you choose this type of master degree?
- What makes you a good candidate for this program?
- What appeals to you about the combination of theory and workplace learning?
- What makes you suitable for this combination?
A good fit?
Wondering if Molecular Life Sciences is a good fit for you? Visit an Open Day or Open Evening. Not possible? Request a meeting and talk to one of our staff members. We can discuss your background and see whether this program is a good fit for you.
Apply in 6 steps
Are you ready to enroll? Here we guide you through the 6 steps of the application process.
Do you meet the admission criteria? Then you can apply.
A few days after applying on Studielink, you receive a confirmation letter. It lists the additional information and documents you need to send. Make sure you send all the documents before:
Have your own internship position and from EU/EEA?
Need internship position OR from outside EU/EEA?
15 August 1 May
The program manager reviews your application and documents. You might be asked for additional information. Or an interview. Next, you find out whether you’ve been accepted into the program.
Have you been accepted? Signed all the necessary documents? Paid your tuition fees? Then you’re officially enrolled in the program.
A great opportunity to get to know your lecturers and classmates as well as the campus and city of Nijmegen. Welcome to the start of your student life at HAN!
Your tuition fee depends on your nationality. And whether you already earned a master degree in the Netherlands. Nationalities within the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) generally pay a lower tuition fee. The table below shows this as EU/EEA. This includes all EU countries plus Norway, Lichtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland. Students from Suriname also pay this lower fee.
Note: tuition fees have been lowered for 2021-2022 because of decisions made by the government and HAN regarding the coronacrisis.
|Tuition fees for Molecular Life Sciences||2020-21||2021-22|
|Student from EU/EEA or Suriname||€2,143||€1,084|
|EU/EEA student with master degree from Dutch institution||€8,668||€7,714|
Financial guarantee (non-EU/EEA)
The cost of living in the Netherlands may be very different from in your home country. That’s why you're required to pay a financial guarantee. This amount covers your tuition fee and your cost of living. Paying this ensures you have sufficient funds to live and study in the Netherlands. The financial guarantee is a requirement of the visa process.
Awarding excellence HAN Scholarships
Interested in studying Molecular Life Sciences at HAN? From outside the EU/EEA? Not sure how to raise the funds to pay the tuition fee? HAN offers 2 types of scholarships to talented master students. The HAN Orange Tulip Scholarship and the Holland Scholarship. They’re offered in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Education and Science.
Cost of living
|What||Approx. cost per month|
|Renting a furnished room + utilities||€350-€400|
|Food from the grocery store||€180|
|Books and study materials||€340|
Other expenses depend on your spending patterns. To give you an idea of these costs:
|Movie ticket||€ 10|
|Meal in a simple café||€ 15|
|Coffee/tea or soft drink on a terrace||€ 2.50 - € 3.00|
Got a question? Just ask HAN!
Next page: Practical information
Do you need a visa? How do you arrange student accommodation? And what about insurances and public transport? Get all the practical info here.