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Physics: Research in Physics, pre-PhD ('Casimir')


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This programme guarantees a solid grounding at the leading edge of the physical sciences both experimentally and theoretically, complemented by practical training in communication and computer skills.
In collaboration with the Delft Kavli Institute of Nanosccience we offer the Casimir pre-PhD specialisation – which prepares and educates you for PhD positions at one of the two research institutes or elsewhere. The programme places strong emphasis on working in a research environment, in particular within the six themes of the Research Schools. A selection will take place for admittance to this programme. All students within the programme will write a research proposal: upon successfully completing the programme, candidates can compete for a special Casimir PhD grant.

The programme is aimed at students who intend to acquire a PhD-position after receiving their master's degree. Almost all of the students participating in this programme choose to pursue a PhD and have no problem whatsoever to find a PhD position. The programme is not open to everyone: students can express an interest in this 'honours programme' and have to meet several requirements along the way. Selection is done in March.




Master of Science


2 years

ECTS credits

Information not available



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 20,900


Application requirements

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Language requirements

IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 20,900
Information not available
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 15 May '24 1 Apr '24


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

NL Scholarship

The NL 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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