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3 year



During this three-year master’s programme, students learn how to cure patients, prevent diseases and develop a critical scientific view. A large part of this programme consists of internships in the LUMC or regional hospitals. The third year of the master offers students different clinical and scientific internships of their choice. This enables students to focus on their specific interests and their future career.


Most medical doctors from Leiden University pursue a residency programme that prepares for a career in a specific medical specialty.  A residency programme means working and learning at the same time and can take two to eight years, depending on the specialty. Another option is to pursue a PhD. This means you will be conducting research at a university or university hospital for a maximum of four years, while being trained as an independent researcher. After obtaining a PhD degree, most graduates apply for a residency programme position for a specific medical specialty. Alternatively, you can work as a researcher, as a non-specialised doctor, or in the pharmaceutical industry.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

This programme is intended for students with a Leiden bachelor’s diploma in Medicine.

Language proficiency 

Language requirement Dutch: the MSc programme will be taught in Dutch. Proficient knowledge of the Dutch language is therefore required to partake in this programme.

Faculty of Medicine/LUMC

1 & 2

year master’s programmes


master's students


International master's students




EU/EEA student tuition fee*


Non-EU/EEA student tuition fees per programme:

  • €21,200 Vitality and Ageing
  • €21,200 Biomedical Sciences
  • €31,100 Medicine
  • €31,100 Pharmacy
  • €21,200 Population Health Management
  • €4,500 Transfusion Medicine and Cellular and Tissue Therapies
  • €20,560 Technical Medicine
  • (2023/2024)

* This tuition fee is per year and only applies if this is your first master's programme in The Netherlands. This doesn't apply for the Master Transfusion Medicine and Cellular and Tissue Therapies (MSc)
** English language proficiency requirements are subject to change. Please check our website for the updated English language proficiency requirements. You can find the exact language requirements and more detailed language requirements per programme under each programme description. Also check our website for detailed information on the types of English tests accepted and the equivalent scores for IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English tests.
NOTE: Tuition fees are subject to change. Please check online our updated tuition fees.