Welcome to the website of the Graduate School of Medical Sciences (GSMS) for prospective (international) students. Here at the GSMS we pride ourselves on educating and training world-class researchers while promoting and supporting excellence in research. The GSMS is the body responsible for all of the Research Master and PhD education and training programs offered by the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). The programs available cover a wide range of research fields and are aimed towards students with a background in areas including biology, biochemistry, biomedicine, medicine, pharmacy, psychology and human movement sciences. All of the postgraduate education programs offered by the GSMS are conducted in English and in fact half of our doctoral students are international!

Excellent researchers

Excellent researchers

The University of Groningen ranks among Europe’s top universities when it comes to academic research; the University has a classification in the top 100 of the Shanghai ARWU and the QS World University ranking lists.

Internationally oriented

Internationally oriented

At the GSMS we are outward-looking in our approach, working with people and partners from all over the world. All of our postgraduate programs are conducted in English and in fact half of our doctoral students are international!

Personalized programs

Personalized programs

We endeavor to encourage and shape students to become critical and independent thinkers. Both PhD and Research Master students have the opportunity to tailor their program to fit their own personal research interests.  

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