VU University Medical Center

VU University Medical Center

Excellent education

Teaching takes place on a small scale and is of the highest quality. The lecturers take great care in monitoring and mentoring students. You are assigned an individual mentor who provides you with personal guidance and supervision.

Unique program

The MSc Oncology at VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam is a unique program. Students are trained to become bridge builders between clinical and experimental research, with a unique approach in the Netherlands.

Internationally oriented

The program is taught in English and its unique approach attracts students from different countries. In addition to the standard program, you will also have the opportunity to take subjects at other faculties. Many of the lecturers on the Master program have contact with foreign universities and research institutes, such as the United States and the United Kingdom. This improves your prospects of being able to do graduate research abroad.

Leading scientists

You are taught by scientists who have made unique contributions to the areas of research featured in the program. All enjoy international recognition as prominent researchers in diverse fields of Oncology. All of our teaching staff consistently receive excellent educational evaluations.


VUmc Cancer Center Amsterdam (CCA) is a national and international leading center for Cancer and Immunology research and treatment. CCA building

Our main aim is to provide the highest quality care and service to prevent and treat patients with cancer and immunological diseases, and - as a consequence - increase the cure rate. To accomplish this, we perform top level research to find new treatment modalities and diagnostics in order to provide patients with optimal, individualized medical care.

More information about VUmc CCA can be found at the website.

University rankings

The 2015 Times Higher Education World University Rankings' Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health table places VU University Medical Center at number 65 worldwide. In the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014, field of medicine, VU University ranks 41 worldwide.