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Graduate School of Science

The Graduate School of Science (GSS) offers PhD training across a broad array of scientific disciplines at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. PhD projects are imbedded in research institutes, where students receive individually-supervised research training of the highest standard. The GSS community is truly international. All aspects of PhD training are in English, and more than 50% of our 800+ PhD students come from countries outside the Netherlands.

he GSS furthermore is the home of the Faculty’s 26 Master’s degree programmes. Our Master’s degree programmes are internationally renowned, belonging, for instance, to the prestigious CHE Excellence Ranking for the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.