Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research


Understanding the world’s oceans, seas and coasts requires knowledge of the physical, chemical, biological and geological processes that are going on. NIOZ believes that education is at the core of sharing this knowledge. NIOZ offers a variety of educational opportunities and resources to help students explore possible career paths in the marine sciences, to give them insight into current marine research and to help them gain the necessary knowledge and skills for a career in the marine sciences.

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In its role as the national oceanographic institute, NIOZ also devised an informational tool for students considering a scientific career in the marine sciences. This annually updated overview with a rough timetable of marine MSc courses at different universities in the Netherlands provides students with the opportunity to compare the various marine master's degree programmes.  

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If you have got questions about education at NIOZ, please contact NIOZ education coordinator Ms. Dörte Poszig at