Neurophysics

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 2.32 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 13.7 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:3495 Duration:24 months

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Our brain contains many ingenious networks of millions of interconnected neurons. Together, they have a storage capacity and flexibility that far exceeds modern supercomputers, or any artificial intelligent system. This specialisation aims at unravelling the neurobiological and neurocomputational mechanisms of this fascinating, complex system. We study the full spectrum from molecule to man, and from experiment to advanced theory and models.

The major topics in the Neuroscience specialisation are:
• Perception, action and control: Studying sensorimotor mechanisms, their cognitive and computational components, their clinical implications, and their relevance for robotics.
• Plasticity and memory: The development and decay of the healthy and the diseased brain.
• Brain networks and neuronal communication: Complex neural networks, ranging from interactions between individual neurons to communication between different brain areas and the outside world.

Unique characteristics:
• Radboud University is the only university in the Netherlands that covers the complete research field of Neuroscience, from cognition to behaviour, and from subcellular processes, to single cell analysis and big data.
• You’ll get the chance to work with researchers from the worldrenowned Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour and build a high-profile network for your future career.
• The courses are focused on research and will cover the latest developments in brain research and technology, and help you develop essential academic skills.
• You’ll work with students and researchers from different backgrounds and become acquainted with a wide variety of research methods and scientific approaches.

Key courses: Systems Neuroscience; Behavioural Neuroscience; Methods in Neuroscience; Systematic Reviews in Neuroscience.

Admission requirements for students with an international Bachelor’s degree

  1. A completed Bachelor's degree

    You’ll need a completed Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields of science:

    Your degree has to be equivalent to a Dutch university diploma. The Admission's Office will determine if an international student has the required knowledge to be admitted. The Admission's Office will also indicate if the student is required to follow specific courses from the Bachelor's programme to eliminate possible deficiencies.

    • Science
    • Physics
    • Applied physics
    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Biomedical Engineering
      or a related programme
  2. A proficiency in English

    In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English** without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following:

    • A TOEFL score of ≥575 (paper based) or ≥90 (internet based)
    • An IELTS score of ≥6.5
    • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher

For those who don’t meet the require

There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Some of the opportunities are described below. A full list, including detailed information, can be found on our scholarships and grants page at our website. 

Radboud Scholarship Programme

Open to a select number of excellent international students. Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,083 in 2019/2020). Visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are also covered.

Orange Tulip Scholarship

Open to students from Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Indonesia, South-Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, and China. Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,083 in 2019/2020). Visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are also covered.

Fulbright-Radboud Scholarships

Open to excellent American students. The grant will be paid in 12 monthly instalments of 1,050 euros. International travel and the cost of the residence permit will be covered, and an extra allowance of €1150 will be paid on arrival.

Sino-Dutch Bilateral Exchange Scholarship

Open to excellent students from China. Consists of a contribution of € 16,113 towards the total costs of one year of study or research in the Netherlands.

DIKTI-Neso Scholarships

Aimed at lecturers at higher education institutions in Indonesia who wish to pursue a PhD or Master's at a university in the Netherlands. A DIKTI scholarship includes allowances for living expenses, insurance, travel costs, tuition fees and more.

Indonesian Education Scholarship (LPDP)

Open to excellent Indonesian students under the age of 35. Involves a full scholarship.

Holland Scholarship Programme

Open to excellent students from Canada, America, India and Turkey. Scholarship consists of 5,000 euros payed at the start of study.

Dutch Student Finance

EU/EEA students and Swiss students under 30 years of age are eligible if they are working at least 56 hours per month in the Netherlands, or have been living in the Netherlands for five years or more. Dutch student finance consists of four components: a basic grant, a supplementary grant (depending on the parental income), a student travel product, and a loan.

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