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Admission requirements


The aim of the Choose week is to learn to make a rational choice by means of a conscious strategy. Insight into the process of choosing is necessary for your orientation on a career and for your choice of a master program after you have finished your bachelor. Furthermore, it is required for the choice of research projects, courses and specialisations within such a master program. The program of the master Biomedical Sciences (BMS) in Leiden is used as an example. The week includes lectures and workshops on the content and the structure of this master and its various specialisations, as well as lectures on other master programs offered by the LUMC. It also contains workshops on writing your CV and a cover letter and an interview with a junior scientist (BMS alumnus). You will obtain a lot of information to help you prepare for a follow-up of your bachelor, presented by relative beginners or experienced professionals in various directions of the life sciences.

Course objectives


  • have obtained information on the master program Biomedical Sciences in Leiden, as an example of a master program and a possible follow-up of the bachelor BW;

  • are able to reflect on their knowledge, skills, experiences, goals and study choices;

  • have obtained insight in their requirements for choosing a follow-up of their bachelor degree, such as a master program;

  • are able to make a conscious choice on the follow-up of their bachelor degree;

  • are aware of the actions they have to take, in a timely fashion, for the follow-up of their bachelor degree.


All course and group schedules are published on MyTimeTable.

The exam dates have been determined by the Education Board and are published in MyTimeTable.
It will be announced in MyTimeTable and/or Brightspace when and how the post-exam feedback will be organized.

Mode of instruction

Assessment method

  • Mandatory attendance during the week, active participation in workshops;

  • Group assignments: 1. report on an interview with a PhD student or postdoc and 2. report on an educational assignment;

  • Individual: written personal portfolio and CV and motivation letter.

Pass/no pass.

Reading list

You can find the complete reading list for Biomedical Sciences here.


To participate in workgroups and exams students must register with uSis.