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Biomedical Sciences

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Bachelor Undergraduate Amsterdam

Course description

Qualification Bachelor of Science
Field of study Health care, social services and care services
Course summary If you want to explore the very essence of human beings, to understand the biology of the healthy human body and the onset of disease, then Biomedical Sciences is the programme for you.
Course description You will learn about human biology, and how to apply this knowledge in scientific research to medical issues surrounding health and disease. There are still so many diseases and conditions for which we have no solutions. So it is all the more important for us to expand our knowledge of how exactly our body works. Accordingly, you will study this at every level, from molecules to human populations.
Study subjects In the first year you will acquire basic knowledge of Biomedical sciences, and acquire basic skills, especially in molecular and cellular biology. In the second year you will explore Biomedical Sciences in more depth, with a greater focus on human biology. In the third year you will design your own programme, for the most part, and you will conduct an internship.
Course objectives The Biomedical Sciences (BMW) program is provided by the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences (FALW) in collaboration with the VU Medical Center (VUmc) and aims to equip students with a broad but solid scientific basis in the field of the biology of healthy and sick people. The bachelor focusses on doing scientific research about the origins and development of diseases and the possibilities of treatment and cures.
ECTS credits 180.00
Duration 36 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, computer exercise, excursion, group discussion, group assignment, lecture, individual assignment, laboratory work, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, portfolio, poster presentation, practicum, project, seminar, internship, tutorial, working group, workshop, self evaluation, self study
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

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Information about the institution Ever since it was founded in 1880, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has been known for its distinctive approach to knowledge. VU is an open organization, strongly linked to people and society.


Admission requirements
  1. Proof of sufficient proficiency in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. After you apply to the programme and upload the required documents in our student portal, your International Student Advisor will have a look at your transcripts to determine whether your diploma is equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma and whether your Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry level is sufficient.
  2. In order to meet the general admission requirements for a Bachelor's programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam you will need a diploma equivalent to the Dutch pre-university VWO diploma. Take a look at the list of equivalent diplomas to see if your diploma is considered equivalent. Please note that you can start your application even if you have not obtained your diploma yet. See the Diploma Requirement List for examples of accepted diplomas per country:
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.5
TOEFL internet based 92
Professional experience required -
Duration 36 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 May 2020 1 May 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
No tuition fees available.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.



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