University of Groningen & University of Medical Center Groningen (MPDI), 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: Medical and Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation

Duration of the Scholarship Entire duration of the studies: 24 Months 
Deadline for application 1 March 2019

Contact details

  • Website:
  • Contact person: Research Master Team, Ms. Meike van der Veen
  • Email:
Academic Requirement

   Bachelor's degree

English Level

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

Working experience Working experience is not a requirement
Additional requirements

OTS scholarships for the MPDI 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

Medical and Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation

Are you interested in the pathophysiology of diseases and the development of new therapies and drugs? Do you want to study the development and selection of drugs and how they work?

Medical and Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation (MPDI) is a selective two year master programme that prepares you for a career in (bio)medical research as a leading scientist. MPDI offers small-group interactive teaching in an international and multidisciplinary environment. You will be challenged with exciting cutting-edge research and theories. We will train you to become a highly qualified (bio)medical researcher.

As a student you can focus on your interest and aspirations by participating in one of the following tracks after the first semester:

-          Oncology

-          Medical neurosciences and neurological diseases

-          Infection and immunity

-          Medical nutrition and metabolic diseases

-          Medical system biology and bioinformatics

-          Drug Innovation

You will learn how to creatively apply knowledge and become a critical and analytical scientist. Situated in the University Medical Center Groningen, MPDI offers excellent facilities for (pharmaco)genomics, proteomics and in vivo(animal) and in vitro(cell) imaging. MPDI is unique in the sense that the programme offers a direct interplay between medical and pharmaceutical research.

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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