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Bachelor in Life Sciences (honors)

Erasmus University College
Program overview
Length: 36 months
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Bachelor's degree
Start dates
Rotterdam Deadline
September 2018  (English)
September 2019  (English)
15 April 2019
September 2020  (English)
15 April 2020

Program description

Program description

Bachelor in Life Sciences (honors)

The strong international reputation of the Erasmus Medical Center (Erasmus MC) in biomedical research has played a crucial role in designing the life sciences bachelor program.

The life science program places a strong emphasis on medical biology, covering the basic concepts of all of the important disciplines within modern biology, including evolutionary biology, plant biology and environmental biology.

Apart from the pre-defined major courses, which guarantee an optimal preparation for entry to various master programs, there is ample opportunity for life sciences students to choose their own set of courses.

The life science major offers students an opportunity to participate in the medical track. This track prepares students for a 1-year connection program after graduation that will subsequently prime students to enter the Erasmus MC Medical Master. 

The life science bachelor program explores the following subjects:

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry Lab
  • Life Support
  • Medical Ethics
  • Human Anatomy
  • Micro- & Immunobiology
  • Embryology & Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Decision Making

A small-scale, intensive and residential approach to liberal arts & sciences, the life science program at Erasmus University College (EUC) empowers students to face the challenges arising from an increasingly globalizing and interconnecting world, technological advances and environmental change.

Erasmus University College mission:

‘At Erasmus University College we expect you to use your knowledge, insight and creativity to unravel today’s complex scientific and social issues ensuring your actions are informed and your decisions are taken with ample consideration for the context.’

Admission requirements

Erasmus University College (EUC) welcomes applicants that are academically strong, highly motivated, and internationally oriented. Applicants for the Bachelor in Liberal Arts & Sciences are evaluated holistically, focusing not only on academic track record but also on the motivation for attending the program and international background.

Applicants for this multidisciplinary liberal arts bachelor require:

  • A VWO diploma or a foreign equivalent to the VWO diploma (for example, International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate, German Abitur, or British A Levels).
  • Additionally, since a number of our courses cover mathematics and statistics, mathematics proficiency is vital for success in the program.
  • English language proficiency is a strict requirement.

For more information on the requirements and the application procedure, please complete a request form.

Tuition & fees

Tuition & fees

The tuition fees for this Bachelor degree in liberal arts in the Netherlands is as follows:

EU/EEA students: € 4,100 per year
Non EU/EEA: € 12,000 per year

For more information on the tuition fee and scholarship availability, please complete a request form.

Application Deadline

  • 1 January 2018 - early application deadline
  • 1 April 2018 - normal application deadline for non-EU/EEA students
  • 15 April 2018 - normal application deadline for Dutch and EU/EEA students

About school

Erasmus University College

Liberal arts & sciences college in the Netherlands

Situated in the heart of metropolitan Rotterdam Erasmus University College (EUC) is the international undergraduate Liberal Arts & Sciences college of Erasmus University Rotterdam, a prominent international research university that at a respectable 102 years old, remains young at heart,...


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Contact info

Erasmus University College

Nieuwemarkt 1A
3011HP Rotterdam
The Netherlands

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