Graduate schools

Radboudumc promotes a dynamic and stimulating environment whereby candidates are stimulated to push their own and scientific boundaries. Our scientific training is organized in three graduate schools, synonymous with the three research institutes: Our graduate schools also have the mission to have a significant impact on healthcare. The four core strategic principles of Radboudumc help in this. The graduate schools ensure seamless transition from Master’s to PhD and maintain high-quality assurance standards of training and supervision.

Master’s programs

Radboudumc collaborates with Radboud University to offer three English-taught Master’s programs. read more

Master’s programs

English-taught Master's

Radboudumc collaborates with Radboud University to offer the following English-taught Master’s programs.

Dutch-taught Master's

There are also two Dutch-taught Master's connected to Radboudumc. The information on these Master's programs is in Dutch. To participate in these programs you have to enroll at Radboud University. Per Master’s there are grants and funds available. More information on this can be found on the university’s website when you select a Master’s program.

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About scientific training at Radboud university medical center

If you want your research to have a significant impact on healthcare, Radboudumc is a great place to be. Patients and their quality of life are of utmost importance to us and all of our efforts are focused on improvement and innovation.

why come here?

About scientific training at Radboud university medical center

Why do research at the Radboudumc?

  • A combination of life sciences, health sciences and clinical practice, with an impressive infrastructure comprising of three research institutes and cutting edge technology centers.
  • An environment focused on cross-disciplinary research divided into research themes where the main aim is to achieve relevant translations to care and cure solutions and so have a significant impact on healthcare.
  • Researchers at all levels are given a tailored-made program that includes individual coaching.
  • Plenty of opportunities to further develop your professional competencies by means of talent management programs as well as extra courses in a variety of disciplines.
  • A joint campus with Radboud University, strengthening its position as a research and learning facility.
  • PhD and postdoc salaries are higher compared to many other European countries and the USA
  • Support in finding accommodation and requesting work and resident permits.
  • Advantageous terms and conditions of employment

Why live in Nijmegen?

  • An internationally orientated city with international airports nearby.
  • Ideally centered with cities as Amsterdam, Brussels and Dusseldorf just a few hours’ drive away.
  • Scenic surrounding with the city located beside the river Waal en surrounded by a diverse landscape. 
  • The oldest city of the Netherlands with many social and cultural activities.
  • Excellent public transport and safe bike paths.
  • Holds international sports events such as the International Four Days Marches, the Zevenheuvelen Run, Marieken Run.  

 Why work in the Netherlands?

  • Dutch scientific research is rated disproportionately high internationally.
  • Most people can speak good English, making it easier to communicate.
  • Reduction in tax for immigrants with specialized knowledge. Subject to conditions, candidates can apply for ‘Expatriate status’, sometimes known as ‘the 30% rule’ where the first 30% of your gross income is tax-free.
  • Subject to conditions, 40% tax reduction on mortgage interest rates when buying a house. 
  • In nearly all situations, the partner is also allowed to work in the Netherlands.

Master's programs

Biomedical Sciences

Getting a thorough understanding of the molecular, individual and population aspects of human health and disease and specializing in a biomedical science of your choice. read more

Molecular Mechanisms of Disease

Understanding the molecular basis of disease. read more

Cognitive Neuroscience

Studying the cognitive and neural basis for diverse brain functions such as perception, action, language, attention and memory. read more

Vacancies and internships

Looking for an academic and scientific internship or other job? Find out how you can best find a position. read more

International Office for (prospective) students

We support student mobility by advising and helping current students to fulfil their ambitions to perform part of their study abroad. We also stimulate the participation of incoming international students. read more

Graduate schools

Training and educating the next generation of scientists is our graduate schools’ core tasks. On average more than three thousand Bachelor's and Master's students are active at the Radboudumc. read more

Graduate schools

RIHS Graduate School for Health Sciences

This school aims to train junior researchers who have the intrinsic ambition to improve health care and public health to become highly qualified independent health scientists. read more

RIMLS Graduate School for Molecular Life Sciences

This school aims to train junior researchers who aspire to contribute to the development of new therapies for metabolic, infectious and immunological diseases or cancer. read more

Donders Graduate School

In order to train young talent in the broad field of neuroscience we offer students a high-quality educational program at both the Master's and the PhD level. read more