Laboratory Animal Science, Certificate | Online (optional) | Utrecht University | Utrecht, Netherlands
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Laboratory Animal Science

21 days
2150 EUR/full
2150 EUR/full
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In animal experiments the well-being of laboratory animals is most important. In the Laboratory Animal Science course at the Utrecht University, which is approved by the Dutch government, you learn how to use the 3Rs (replace, reduce and refine) when setting up and carrying out animal experiments.


During the Laboratory Animal Science course at the Utrecht University, the attitude formation of the participant towards the laboratory animals and within animal experiments is of paramount importance. All legal requirements will be discussed.

The programme

Animal experiments should be set up and carried out by experts. In all cases, harm to the well-being of the experimental animal must be reduced to the absolute minimum. After all, all animals ultimately have the same intrinsic value. This requires knowledge, expertise and a correct attitude towards experimental animals. 

 Utrecht University has been providing the course in Experimental Animal Science since 1986, making it the longest running and most frequently taught course in Europe. Annually, this course is given about eight times. The course is established, provided and continuously updated with the developments in science, ethics and legislation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Genetic Standardization
  • Diseases of laboratory animals
  • Anesthesia
  • Preventing avoidable discomfort in laboratory animals
  • Nutrition

  • The 3Rs

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 21 days

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • There is a compulsory entrance exam on the subjects of anatomy, zoology and physiology. The entrance exam is a multiple choice test that serves as proof of knowledge and must be completed prior to the start of the Laboratory Animal Science course. You register for the entrance test and the Laboratory Animal Science course at the same time.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2150 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2150 EUR for the full programme during 21 days.
  • EU/EEA

    2150 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2150 EUR for the full programme during 21 days.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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