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Research projects

You are studying health sciences, medicine, biology, or any other life science program, and you would like to do your research project at Erasmus MC. You have completed at least three years of your university training.

Students from partner universities
If your home university has signed a Memorandum of Understanding or a bilateral agreement with Erasmus MC (within the framework of the EU Erasmus+ program), we'll try our best to find a placement in one of the departments. Please note that your university needs to contact us and nominate you. If you are not nominated you cannot visit us on an indivual basis outside this existing bilateral agreement.

Fluency in English is required.

Erasmus MC - lab research projectAs a rule, a research project at the MSc level will take at least 6 months. Please check the topics or subjects which are available (some information is only posted in Dutch, but all research is done in English).  You can also check the research departments or either of the following lists of research groups for possible topics or projects:

MSc Neuroscience labs

MSc Infection and Immunity labs

MSc Molecular Medicine labs

MSc Clinical Research labs 

Students from other universities
If your university does not have any agreement with us, options to perform a research project are not guaranteed, but we'll try our best.

Tuition fee
No tuition fees are charged.

When applying always ask yourself what, where, when and why. Provide a clear plan and proper preparation.
Please send the following documents to internationaloffice@erasmusmc.nl in one email:

- the completed Application Form
- your curriculum vitae
- official proof/certificate of English proficiency (minimum IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL IBT 80)
- your Transcript of Records (in English)
- a letter of recommendation from your home university
- scan valid passport
- scan passport photo

No guarantees can be made. If you are accepted for a research project, we shall help in your search for accommodation and enroll you as an exchange student at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Application deadline
At least six months before start of elective.