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Analytical Sciences Talent Program

coast research development program

Do you want to gain more knowledge on analytical chemistry during your HLO education? Are you a talented first-year student and do you want to get to know the most prestigious companies? Then the Analytical Sciences Talent Program is for you!

You will follow this three-year program alongside your present HLO studies. During each of the three years you will interact intensively with the leading companies and research institutes that form COAST. You will have the opportunity to work in the most advanced laboratories and to participate in innovative research. You will also attend lectures during the summer (late August, one per year) and on Saturdays (approx. 1 Saturday per month) presented by leading experts from academia and industry from all over the Netherlands.


The Analytical Sciences Talent Program (ASTP) has been instigated by industrial leaders. Employers are in great need of analysts with the knowledge and experience that we provide. The ASTP gives you intensive exposure to the best current practices and the latest technologies. The ASTP gives you outstanding career prospects. As a testimony of your unique knowledge and experience you will be awarded a COAST certificate upon completing the Analytical Sciences Talent Program.

In addition to the extra education, the ASTP student will obtain a COAST grant.


The Analytical Sciences Talent Program is organized by a collaborative effort of HAN University of Applied Sciences and COAST. The start of the program was sponsored by Provincie Gelderland.


In 2019, a maximum of 25 students will be admitted to the Talent Program. Application is possible from March 1st until the end of April. Because of the holiday, application will be open until the beginning of MayRepresentatives of HAN, COAST and participating companies will select applicants on the basis of the submitted documents. A limited number of candidates will be invited for an interview, which will be conducted in English. Interviews will take place in June 2019. The kick-off will always be during the summer course, which will take place 19-23 August 2019

Upon application the following documents need to be submitted as PDF files.
Name the files logically: “the content date (yy-mm-dd) - surname – prefix – first name:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Current overview of grades
  • Recommendation from your current educational institution
You can apply here. Or send your files to

Further information

For detailed information and application instructions please download the brochure below. The COAST Analytical Sciences Talent Program is part of the "Beurzenprogramma van de Topsector Chemie" (Topsector-Chemistry grant program). For questions regarding the Talent Program you can contact us at any time at

Download the ASTP Leaflet
Download the presentation: Do you fit in? (2018)