University of Groningen & University of Medical Center Groningen (CPE), 2019-2020

Founded in 1614 the University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands and has an international reputation as one of the leading research universities.It is a university with a modern, studentoriented vision on education.The University of Groningen is a top-100 world university.

City  Groningen 


Scholarship programmes

Full Scholarship

Level: Master

- 100% tuition fee 
- Living costs:  € 875 per month
- Visa costs
Number of scholarships: Depends on the number of qualified applicants

Specific study programmes: Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology (CPE)

Duration of the Scholarship Entire duration of the studies (24 months)
Deadline for application 1 March 2019

Contact details


Research Master Team, Ms. Meike van der Veen 

Academic Requirement

   Bachelor's degree

English Level

1 TOEFL iBT Min. score: 92
1 IELTS Min. score: 6.5

Working experience Working experience is not a requirement
Additional requirements

OTS scholarships for the CPE program are part of the regular scholarship scheme offered by the University Medical Center Groningen. 

See programme page

Documentation for OTS

Orange Tulip Scholarship application form
Proof that the admission process with the Dutch institution has started
Curriculum Vitae in English
2 recommendation letters 

Groningen UMCG

About Groningen University

Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemology

Can mindfulness support people in dealing with chronic disease? What is the relationship between depressive symptoms and cardiovascular disease? How do people function at work having survived cancer?

Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology is a selective two-year research master that focuses on these questions. Students conduct research in the fields of public health, health psychology, epidemiology, and psychiatry.

You will study the reciprocal relationship between the psychological and physical health of adults and children. The central idea is that psychological, biological and social aspects all play a role in any physical condition.

You will be encouraged to engage in research throughout the programme where a strong focus lies on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of somatic and mental health problems. Moreover, Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology is situated in the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), which means that you can benefit from a unique and interesting clinical setting. Classes are taught in small groups by leading scientists.

You will have the opportunity to choose additional courses to suit your particular interests. Your individual development as a researcher is central to the programme. You will be conducting research side by side with scientists who are leading experts in their field. Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology was rated first in its category in the Dutch higher Education Guide 2017!

Additional comments

Skype interviews are part of the admissions process. We additionally offer the opportunity to visit Groningen for one month with a partial scholarship (“Research Voucher”) in our Abel Tasman Talent Program. This allows you to get some hands-on experience at a department of your choice. A perfect way to find out whether Groningen is the place for you to start your career in research!

In case you have acquired a different scholarship from an external (non-UMCG) funding agency we may, in communication with you, decide to not award full OTS funding. You will however be rewarded in case you belong to the top students admissible to MPDI and if you have been awarded an additional scholarship. This reward is dependent on the type of scholarship you have acquired. The idea is that together we can make the best use of the funding opportunities available around the world. That way we guarantee the enrollment of the most talented international candidates in our program, and the best learning experience for you.

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