Aspiring to contribute to the development of new therapies for metabolic, infectious and immunological disease or cancer? Radboud University's internationally acclaimed Research Master's programme in Molecular Mechanisms of Disease provides an excellent foundation for a career in academic or commercial research.
Only by dissecting the molecular origins that trigger and advance diseases and dysfunctions can we design effective treatments and medicines. The Research Master in Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (MMD) offers you an intensive two-year programme, providing you with in-depth knowledge about health-related molecular mechanisms. In addition you will acquire skills such as academic writing & presentation skills and how to successfully apply for grants.
As an MMD student you will be part of a unique research community: the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS). Like you, the RIMLS researchers have a strong passion for research. Their enthusiasm and expertise will be there to assist you throughout the programme, allowing you to acquire thorough knowledge and develop excellent research skills. The RIMLS is one of the research institutes of the Radboud university medical center, so their research is closely linked to the clinic and continually aimed at translating results into treatments for patients. Examples include the translation of insights into the biology of antigen-presenting cells into new immunological cancer therapies and the development of gene therapies for patients with inherited blindness.
During the MMD programme you will be following courses in the RIMLS' major fields of expertise: infection, immunity and regenerative medicine, metabolism, transport and motion, and cell growth and differentiation. These theoretical courses prepare you for two research training periods (of five and seven months respectively), during which you will conduct your own research project. The first training period usually takes place at the RIMLS. The second can take you abroad, giving you the experience to work at leading molecular biomedical research institutes such as Harvard Medical School, the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Cambridge or Oxford University. Throughout the programme you also get the opportunity to follow masterclasses and elective courses.
There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University Nijmegen. Please check which scholarship is applicable in your case.
Radboud Scholarship Programme
Open to talented prospective non-EEA students - the scholarship consists of a partial tuition waiver.
Orange Tulip Scholarship
Open to students from Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia and China - offers a tuition fee waiver of 6,750 euros and exemption from visa and health insurance costs.
Radboud University Medical Center Study Fund
Each academic year about 9 full scholarships are offered to our most excellent international applicants. Eligibility for a study fund scholarship depends on the interview results, the results from previous education, and (if applicable) work experience.
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.
Erasmus Mundus ERANET
Open for Russian candidates - applicants may be undergraduate exchange students, Master's students, doctorate and post-doctorate candidates, as well as academic and administrative staff.
Sino-Dutch Bilateral Exchange Scholarship
Open to students from China - the Dutch contribution to the scholarship consist of monthly allowance 1,000 euros, international travel costs 1,400 euros, tuition/research fee 1,906 euros, it also covers the cost of visa, insurance and other.
Aimed at lecturers at higher education instituations 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.
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.