University of Groningen

for Master's in Medical and Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation at

Study program Master's Degree in Medical and Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation
Scholarship information
  • Amount : 1 (one)
  • Type : Tuition Fee Wavier and Living cost wavier 
  • Value : €  50.000 (a minimum contribution of at least 50% of the tuition fee is desirable) and € 875 for the living costs
  • Note: Duration of the scholarship is for 24 months
Application deadline March 1, 2018


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.

Only excelling students with a passion for research qualify for this selective master programme. You will need to rank among the top of all candidates applying to MPDI to be eligible for one of our scholarships presented here under the name Orange Tulip Scholarship. 

Skype interviews may be 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 Programme. 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 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 programmes, and the best learning experience for you.

Requirements for applying to a college / program are addressed

  • Academic: Bachelor's Degree in the fields of Biology, Pharmacy, Life Science and Technology or (Bio)Medical Sciences.
  • English: TOEFL min 92; IELTS 6.5
  • Work experience:  Not Mandatory
  • Additional requirements : See the programme page for the specific application requirements: Please note that Medical and Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation is highly selective.       

Required documents  (sent to Nuffic Neso)

  • OTS registration form
  • Evidence has begun registration / has been accepted in the program.
  • CV in English
  • 2 Recommendation Letters

For more information about the scholarship, visit

or contact:

Research Master Team
+31 6256 49696

For information about Orange Tulip Scholarship India, please contact

Nuffic Neso India

Suhas Anantha Ramaprasad


Click here to download  OTS registration form  or if you want to read  Frequently Asked Questions .

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