Bachelor’s degree

Bachelor's degree or equivalent in life sciences or related fields.

Work experience

Two years of relevant work experience on middle or higher management positions. If you have less than two years of experience you can still apply: the Student Service Centre will then assess if you qualify.


All international students must provide proof of their English proficiency by submitting one of the following documents:

  • Academic IELTS test with overall band score of 6.0 and no sub-scores below 5.0;
  • TOEFL IBT/Special Home Edition test with a score of 80 or above (internet based);
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English* (CAE): pass at grade C or above;
  • Cambridge First Certificate (FCE)*: pass at grade B/C or above.

Please note that tests results older than two years cannot be accepted.  

No test results?
What happens if you are not able to provide the above official language test results? Your application is still welcome if your previous education was taught in English and you can prove this with a medium of instruction statement from the previous university. You then need to do an alternative online language test. After you hand in your medium of instruction statement, you will receive further instructions from us.

The following students are exempt from providing proof of their English language proficiency:

  • Native English speakers (USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Canada (English-speaking provinces). As a native English speaker from the above mentioned areas, you may be exempt from providing additional proof of English proficiency.
  • Applicants with a Dutch VWO diploma
  • Applicants with a Dutch HAVO diploma with a final grade of 6 or higher for English
  • Applicants with an International Baccalaureate with a final examination in English A Language and Literature.
  • Applicants from Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Norway, Romania, Slovakia and Sweden who have obtained one of the following diplomas, including a final examination in English. 

Computer skills

Computer literacy (Windows, Word, Excel, and Internet use) is highly recommended.


This programme is applicable for the Orange Knowledge Scholarship. The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) is a scholarship programme funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is targeted at professionals from selected non-EU countries who, after their studies in the Netherlands, will be able to further develop and strengthen the organisations at which they work. Please find all information and instructions for submitting your scholarship application on this page

How to apply

To apply for this study programme, please visit our application page.