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Astronomy: Astronomy and Instrumentation


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Working in astronomy puts you at the forefront of science. As our ambitions have grown, so have the technological challenges that enable us to further increase our understanding of the Universe.
The overall goal is to fully understand the physical principles and performance of astronomical instruments and to contribute to the development of new instrumentation technologies. The courses in the Astronomy and Instrumentation specialisation go beyond astronomy and space applications of instrumentation technology. This enables you to use your knowledge and skills in adjacent areas of science and engineering, including the development of instrumentation for environmental and medical applications.

Do you want to contribute to the high-tech world of astronomical instrumentation engineering? Do you have a bachelor's background in Astronomy, Physics or equivalent degrees? Then the master's specialisation Astronomy and Instrumentation is the right choice for you.




Master of Science


2 years

ECTS credits

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Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314


Application requirements

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Language requirements

IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,314
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '23 15 May '23 1 Apr '23


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Holland Scholarship

The Holland Scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands.


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