3 years
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 6,304
EUR 5,718
Foreign students
USD 36,551
EUR 33,150
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The College of Pharmaceutical Sciences is an international BSc programme in drug development, taught fully in English. Students will learn to develop innovative drugs: from the search for new targets in diseases, the development of advanced ways of administering medicines, to the testing of new drugs in patients. To develop a new drug many disciplines come together, such as biomedical- and pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry and biology.

As a drug designe rmore than theoretical knowledge is needed. Students must be skilled in the lab, be able to define a research question and set-up a plan to answer it. What’s more, they must be able to collaborate with a variety of people and present your results. This is why every course contains a group project where they work with fellow students on real-life biomedical problems. In this way, they will learn to apply the theory of pharmaceutical science to creatively solve these problems. Moreover, they will develop skills in ‘problem-shooting’, cooperation and communication.

Entry Requirements

  • a Dutch secondary school diploma at vwo level (vwo-profile 'Natuur en Techniek' or 'Natuur en Gezondheid' with Physics) or
  • an international equivalent with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as required subjects

Minimum requirements for English proficiency

  • IELTS, Academic Module. Minimum score: 6.0 overall band, 5.5 for writing. IELTS is the test preferred by Utrecht University.
  • TOEFL, Internet based. Minimum score: 83. Institutional scores are not accepted. The TOEFL institution code for Utrecht University is 9062.
  • Cambridge Certificates: Advanced English or Proficiency in English, minimum score C.