The MSc+ Program is part of the "Topsector Chemiebeurzenprogramma" and is intended for excellent and enthusiastic students who follow an analytical-sciences oriented “track” within an accredited MSc program at a Dutch University.
Within the university program the student should follow a number of specified courses, viz. on Chromatography, Spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry and Chemometrics. The student is expected to spend one academic year on projects in laboratories of COAST participants.
COAST will offer additional courses during the summer (early July and late August, two per year) and on Saturdays (approx. 1 Saturday per month). Subjects include NMR Spectroscopy, Analysis of Solids and Surfaces, Microscopy and Imaging and Multi-dimensional Separations.
The MSc+ program has been instigated by industrial leaders. Employers are in great need of analytical scientists with the knowledge and experience that we provide. The MSc+ gives you intensive exposure to the best current practices and the latest technologies. Therefore the MSc+ program gives you outstanding career prospects. As a testimony of your unique knowledge and experience you will be awarded a COAST certificate upon completing the MSc+ program.
In addition to the extra education, the MSc+ student will obtain a COAST grant (approx. 5000 €/yr).
For detailed information and application instructions, please download the brochure from the bottom of this page.
In 2018 up to 10 students will be admitted to the MSc+ Program.
The next selection will be in September. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, September 13th, 2018. Applicants are asked to submit a CV, motivation letter, recommendation letter of the BSc program, a copy of their BSc thesis (summary), a grade overview of the Bsc, and the MSc education plan. The application procedure will be completed by the end of September. COAST and company representatives will select applicants. This will involve one or more interviews and an assignment, which will be conducted in English. Interviews will be held in the week of September 17th, 2018. Decisions will be communicated before September 28th, 2018.
Click here if you want to apply for the MSc+ program 2018-2019.