Science without Borders Undergraduate Call 2015 now open!

Join the NIHES – Erasmus University Rotterdam’s one year research-training programme in the Health Sciences! This programme has been tailored to the Science without Borders undergraduates, preparing you for a thriving career in international research!

This specialized programme focuses on study design, biostatistics, and clinical epidemiology. It also addresses the principles of research in medicine and epidemiology; clinical decision analysis; methods of public health research; markers and prognostic research; the practice of epidemiology analysis, and health economics.

“If you share our dedication to health and wish to join the international community of health scientists, you’re welcome! NIHES will give you a wonderful opportunity to make a contribution to outstanding research.”
– Professor Albert Hofman, NIHES Science Director

The programme is open to Science without Borders scholars in the last years of their undergraduate studies. It starts on August 10, 2014, and lasts 12 months. NIHES-Erasmus University Rotterdam offers you a once in a lifetime study opportunity, combined with a hands-on research experience! Don’t let it pass you by, apply now!

Rotterdam, a city like no other


Rotterdam continues to shine as one of the hottest places to visit, according to the New York Times. With a population of over 600.000, Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands. Initially famous for its port, one of the biggest in Europe, Rotterdam is now one of the most visited cities in the Netherlands for many of its other undiscovered qualities.  read more

NIHES Graduation Ceremony 2014

On Friday the 29th of August, 2014, altogether 78 Master of Science and Doctor of Science graduates, representing 22 different nationalities, received their diplomas from the hands of Professor Albert Hofman, Science Director of the Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES).

See the pictures and the entire graduation ceremony on video.

Study Guides 2014-2015 with course annex available

These study guides will help you find your way in our research training programmes: more information on the schedules of every specialisation and your research project. And of course the general information on studying at NIHES.

The study guide for the 2-year full-time Research Master programme in Health Sciences for Bachelor graduates (120 ECTS)

The study guide for the Research Master Programmes in Health Sciences and Clinical Research for medical students

The study guide for Master of Science in Health Sciences (70 ECTS) & Doctor of Science programmes

Last hot seats available for Erasmus summer Programme!


Just two more weeks until the anticipated start of the Erasmus Summer Programme 2014! Want a sneak-peek at what this year’s programme has to offer? Take a look at this year’s ESP Journal.

If you’re still in doubt about joining the courses you’ve been eyeing all along, this is your last chance to sign-up! The last few hot seats are still available, so grab them while you can.

We hope to see you soon!

ERAWEB-LogoAfter combined efforts to ensure exposure of the available ERAWEB scholarships, the ERAWEB consortium can comfortably say it succeeded. ERAWEB received a record number of 242 applications, an astounding 98% more than last year, from students and staff applying for undergraduate, Masters, PhD’s, Post-Doctorate and staff positions. The growing awareness and stature surrounding the ERAWEB mobility programme is becoming more and more evident.

Read what professor Albert Hofman and ERAWEB student Anna Vitezova say about ERAWEB.

Excitement is mounting around the upcoming Erasmus Summer Programme

August is drawing closer and the anticipation is brewing. The Erasmus Summer Programme 2014 is around the corner and all preparations surrounding this well-awaited annual event are in full throttle.

Each year the Erasmus Summer Programme provides hundreds of students, researchers and health professionals with the opportunity to boost their academic careers.

It is a specialized event that offers three weeks of á la carte research training in health sciences. Providing its participants with a broad range of dynamic courses, both introductory and advanced, where people have the flexibility to mix and match the courses to their own individual programme.

Applications are rolling in so make sure you register on time!


We look forward to welcoming you this summer.

It’s Spring!


Spring is here and it’s time to dust away those cobwebs and REFRESH YOUR AMBITIONS! What better way to do this than to follow a few of our refreshing courses. Take a look at what we can offer you…

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Erasmus Winter Programme reaches its 10th Year Anniversary


This year marks the 10th edition of the programme, entailing another great year of clinical discoveries. Taught by world-renown experts, the Erasmus Winter Programme courses are engaged in all advances in the fields of research in clinical medicine.

Running from February 24 to March 14, this programme aims to spark all ambitions. Whatever your background, if you’re a student, researcher, executive or advisor in the health sciences, the courses are custom designed to your needs in research training in medicine and health.

Interested in taking a closer look at what the Erasmus Winter Programme has to offer? More information is available on the website

NIHES welcomes guest of honour during Women’s Health Course

Dr. Shanti Mendis photo On  Wednesday January 29th, we will receive a special guest of honour Dr. Shanthi Mendis, coordinator of Chronic Disease Prevention and Management at the World Health Organization. She will give a  Masterclass on ‘Noncommunicable Diseases and Women’s Health, a WHO perspective’.

Dr. Shanthi Mendis is currently Senior Adviser, noncommunicable Diseases in the noncommunicable diseases and mental health cluster at the World Health Organization (WHO). Since joining the World Health Organization (WHO) 15 years ago she has functioned as Director and Coordinator in Chronic Disease Prevention and Management and Senior Adviser, Cardiovascular Diseases. She is a Public Health Specialist and a Specialist in Internal Medicine and Cardiology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the American College of Cardiology. She has wide experience in global public health, all aspects of prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, internal medicine and operational research.

Interested in participating? Sign up now for one or more days of the Women’s Health course (EP19)