Master in Innovative Medicine (MIM) is a 2 year English taught master program focusing on educating tomorrow’s leading translational biomedical researchers. Master in Innovative Medicine is EIT and Erasmus + labelled program. MIM aiming to educate future generation of scientists by equipping them with necessary skills to work effectively in a wide array of multidisciplinary academic and private sector environments. The program offers excellent range of courses along with research (group) projects for students to undertake through the 4 semesters. The group projects focus on bringing science to society and encourage the growth of business and entrepreneurial skills. The students will also take part in Spring and Summer schools to help develop their soft and business skills.

Master in Innovative Medicine

Innovative Medicine Master’s program is organized by 3 European universities ranked in the Top 100 (world ranking); Uppsala University, Sweden, University of Groningen, Netherlands and Heidelberg University Germany. Students benefit from a vast range of technical resources and academic expertise in the field of biomedical sciences at all three universities. Graduates of the Master in Innovative Medicine also receive EIT health certificate.

Students of the Master in Innovative Medicine program study in atleast 2 of the 3 European universities and also have the chance to undertake research at MIM’s industrial partner or at one of the MIM’s Latin American partner institutions:

  • Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
  • Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

Mobility is a main feature of the MIM program, student will spend their first and third semester taking courses and second and fourth semester undertaking projects and internships. Students have the option to pursue one of the 4 mobility paths mentioned below:

 Year 1Year 2
1Heidelberg UniversityUppsala University
2Heidelberg UniversityUniversity of Groningen
3University of GroningenUppsala University
4Uppsala UniversityUniversity of Groningen

Master in Innovative Medicine derives its curriculum from 4 different Master’s programs available at 3 European universities:

Admission and Application

MIM is a multi- and interdisciplinary program allowing candidates from different disciplines to apply. A bachelor degree in biochemistry, biology, medicine, dentistry, biotechnology, genetics, biomedical science, pharmaceutical science or a closely related field is required. Candidates should have at least an equivalent of 180 ECTS European bachelor’s degree along with a proven record of academic and extra curricular excellence (grades, research experience etc). The applicants should be motivated to pursue an education and a career in translational biomedical sciences. English proficiency is required for non native speakers. Prospective candidates can define their university preference but the final decision depends on host university and admission board.

The mode of applying to the MIM program is online, candidates can apply by registering here. It is important to complete all required fields in the application system, along with uploading all required documents, and it is necessary for your referees to submit their letters of reference before the deadline. The candidates get the option to chose if they want to apply for a scholarship or not at the online application system.

(Documents in the online system cannot instantly be saved, so it is recommended to upload documents when you are ready to submit your entire application file).

Following documents are required to be submitted online (pdf format, max. 2 MB size, documents in English or English translation):

  • Completely filled out Application Form
  • Bachelor (and if applicable master) degree certificate and transcript copy (or official letter stating expected date of graduation)
  • (under)graduate research project/ thesis abstract (max. 3 pages, in English)
  • CV
  • Passport copy (valid)
  • Motivation letter (max. 750 words)
  • 2 reference forms (referees to submit online directly)
  • Proof of your current place of residence (issued within 12 months before the application deadline) ; A residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate’s municipality normal registration rules OR A certificate from the candidate’s place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question
  • English proficiency certificate (IELTS – Academic) 6.5 overall, no less than 6.0 on each section, (TOEFL iBT) 92 overall, no less than 21 on each section, (TOEFL CBT) 237 overall, no less than 21 on each section, (TOEFL PBT) 580 overall, no less than 55 on each section, CPE/CAE.

In addition to the compulsory documents any extra documents can also be submitted related to the application.

Fees and Scholarship

The Master in Innovative Medicine program has a participation fee which covers all compulsory modules at different partner universities. Participation fee helps students in accessing university features, such as library, ICT infrastructure, laboratories, working spaces, and also includes basic insurance coverage but does not cover cover expenses for travelling and accommodation. MIM participation fee per year (for non scholarship holders) is 9,000 Euros for non-EEA citizens and 4,500 Euros for EEA citizens.

Erasmus scholarships are offered to students every year, approx. 13 to 15 fully funded scholarships are available to excellent applicants. 75% of these scholarships are awarded to applicants from non-EU countries and the remaining are offered to Erasmus+ Program country students (Member States of the EU, Former Yugoslav, Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Turkey). The scholarships are offered to top ranked students and is decided by the admissions committee and are communicated to successful applicants in mid March. In case of withdrawal of student the position will be offered to the next students as per the ranking.

The scholarships cover participation costs, travel and installation costs (2,000 or 3,000 Euros), insurance and offers a monthly allowance (1,000 Euros) for the duration of the program (24 months). Some external scholarships are also possible, including: CONACYT (Mexico), CSC (China), LPDP (Indonesia), Colfuturo (Colombia), PRONABEC (Peru), Becas Chile/CONICYT, (Chile), SENESCYT (Ecuador) or Netherlands Fellowship Program.

The deadline to apply for Master in Innovative Medicine program is January 15, 2020


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