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This multi-disciplinary programme offers a wealth of opportunities for students interested in fundamental or applied molecular bioscience, organismal and behavioural biology, evolution, biodiversity or conservation, and prepares you for a career in or outside academia. 

The programme is a collaboration between the Institute of Biology Leiden (IBL), the Institute for Environmental Sciences (CML), and the National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis. These leading institutes offer state-of-the art facilities and cutting-edge research with a broad and diverse scope.  The Institute for Biology Leiden (IBL) and the Institute for Environmental Sciences (CML) are part of the Faculty of Science, which facilitates ample opportunities for crossing borders with other science areas. 

The close proximity of the Bio Science Park with its many companies active in the (bio)medical field and the cooperation with the Leiden University Medical Center expand options for study and internships. 

In addition, the availability of important biodiversity collections at the National Herbarium, the famous Hortus Botanicus and Naturalis contribute to an attractive environment for biologists in Leiden. 

Students can combine training in biological research with training in science communication, education or science-based business.




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


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

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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Main address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
071 - 5271111

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