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Radboud University

P.O. Box 9102 Nijmegen,
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In addition to a number of courses taught in Dutch, Radboud University offers 13 Bachelor’s programmes and 35 Master’s programmes in English on many levels and across many academic fields.

Ranked among the top 11 universities in the Netherlands, Radboud University faculty staff have received numerous prizes and grants due to the quality of their research, such as the Nobel Prize and the Spinoza Prize. Radboud University was also recently rated Best General University in the Netherlands. Read more about the university’s achievements here.

As well as its top quality research and education, Radboud University offers many other benefits:

  • Personal approach Our personal style of teaching gives you the opportunity to work closely with leading researchers and excellent teachers in interactive, small seminars. Professors are easily approachable to discuss your study subjects. 
  • Freedom of choice You decide which specialisation and subject choice is most appropriate for you. We offer you a great deal of choice and in many cases, you can put together your own made-to-measure programme based on your own interests.
  • Great city Radboud University is based in Nijmegen in the Netherlands, a beautiful historic city connected to the world of business, with a large student population and year-round music festivals and carnivals.
  • Sustainability Radboud University has the greenest campus in the Netherlands. Radboud University is built with sustainability in mind and serves organic coffee and other ecological goods on campus. In 2014, it came second in SustainaBul’s ranking of the most sustainable universities in the country, and in 2018 it is the Green Capital of Europe.
  • Concern for students Radboud strives for the highest quality, also with its services. This has even been acknowledged by the European Commission, who recently stated that Radboud University has ‘an impressive range of activities for outgoing and incoming students and a high sense of concern for quality'.
  • Build networks As a student, you will benefit from the presence of numerous Dutch and international companies and institutions, such as NXP, the Radboud Medical Center, the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, and many other highly regarded research institutes. After graduation, you will have a strong, clearly identifiable professional profile for the job market, increasing your chances of finding employment.

To make the best choice for a Bachelor's or Master's degree that fits you, come to Radboud University!

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Radboud University offers a wide range of facilities. All the university’s facilities are concentrated together on the one square kilometre of the former Heyendael estate: the lecture rooms and research labs, the University Hospital, the libraries, offices, the accommodation for student organisations, the cafés and cafeterias, the guesthouse, a supermarket, a book shop and the biggest university sports centre in Europe! 

All facilities are on the university campus and international students are entitled to make use of the same facilities on campus as Dutch students and staff. For more information about Radboud University facilities and services click here.

Radboud University is located in the historical city of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. Nijmegen is a true student city with over 18 000 students and is in the heart of Europe. As a student, you will find studying here to be full of life and excellent value for money.

Nearly all nationalities are represented on campus ranging from Lebanon to China to the USA. Of all students, 10,6 % are international students and of all first year students, 20,5 % are international. At the beginning of each semester there is an Orientation especially for our new international exchange and Masters' students which is organised by the International Office in cooperation with Radboud International Students (RIS), consisting of 2 student coordinators and student mentors. Depending on the semester, this Orientation includes fun activities such as: tours of the university and the city, sporting events, parties, etc. By participating in this programme you will quickly get to know both Nijmegen and Radboud University, and make new friends from around the world!

In addition, the student organisation, ISN Nijmegen, organises a number of social activities for international students throughout the year such as excursions, language tandems, parties and dinners.

You can find out more about student life at Radboud University by reading our international student's blogs or by joining the Radboud International Students Facebook community.

COVID-19 Information: 

• What is the status of planned campus admission open days/tours? If these events are cancelled, are they being replaced in any way?
Unfortunately, our Bachelor's and Master's Open Days on campus had to be cancelled. However, we offer an alternative to provide our prospective students with the best possible information about our study programmes in the form of a Virtual Open Day. The Virtual Open Day will take place on 9 April 2020 from 10:00 until 15:30 CET, during which you can join live webinars about study programmes, chat with current students, or take a tour of our state-of-the-art campus. You can make sure to register at http://www.ru.nl/vod.

• How can applicants contact the university about their application?
If you have any questions regarding your application to Radboud University, you can always contact us via [email protected] or +31 24 36 23 456.
• How is the university handling applicants whose exams have been cancelled?
For application, students don’t have to upload any certified documents, nor do they need proof or any language exam. Therefore, students can apply as normal for our Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, with a deadline of 1 April (non-EEA) and 1 July (EEA, although before 1 May is recommended as the university then will assist in finding accommodation.

In case student cannot provide any non-certified documents, we ask them to contact our Admission Office via [email protected]

• What advice is the university offering to applicants unable to take an English-language test due to centers being closed?
Radboud University advises students who need to provide English test results to already apply even without these test results. Admitted students will receive a conditional acceptance letter and will be asked to submit their test results as part of the enrolment procedure. Non-EEA students are normally asked to hand in their English language results by 1 June. Currently, the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) and all Dutch universities are discussing nationwide measurements with regards to the procedures and deadlines. As soon as we know any more, all our prospective students will be informed.

• How is the university supporting applicants whose visa applications have been delayed?
For students that need a visa, the university submit the visa application on their behalf. Because of this, our application deadline is 1 April so that the university can make the necessary arrangements and start the application procedure as of 1 June. Currently, the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) and all Dutch universities are discussing nationwide measurements with regards to the procedures and deadlines. As soon as we know any more, all our prospective students will be informed.

•  Is the university still accepting applications? Are there any restrictions being placed on international applicants?
Our university is accepting applications and no restrictions are being placed on international applicants. For now, the application and enrolment deadlines as communicated are still the same. Non-EU/EEA students can apply until 1 April and non-EU/EEA students can apply until 1 May to receive the Pre-Arrival Services or 1 July without Pre-Arrival Services.
• How are applications for university accommodation being handled?
Students who apply before the deadlines (1 April for non-EU/EEA and 1 May for EU/EEA) can take advantage of Radboud University's Pre-Arrival Services once they are admitted. As part of these services, the Admissions Office will assist students in finding accommodation. During application, students should make sure to complete the pre-arrival services form. Once admitted, students receive an email with information on how they can choose their accommodation online.
• Is the university making any changes to entry requirements (i.e. test results, required documents)? 
At this moment, Radboud University is not making any changes to its entry requirements. However, once admitted, students who will graduate before 15 August, but might be unable to provide us with a copy of their diploma, can provide a proof of diploma form, which will soon be made available on the Radboud University website.

When applying for admission to an English-taught Bachelor’s or Master’s programme at Radboud University, you need to have sufficient command of the language. There are various ways to prove this, sometimes through your diploma or citizenship and in other cases through a language test certificate (TOEFL iBT, IELTS Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), TOEIC).

For admissions to a Master’s programme, a completed Bachelor’s degree in the respective subject or a related discipline from a research university is required. Also, based on your (academic) background we might require you to do a GMAT.

Furthermore, there are programme-specific requirements for each of our Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes.

Read more about admission requirements for Bachelor’s programmes here.

Read more about admission requirements for Master’s programmes here. 

One and a half year after completing a Master’s programme 93.5 % of Radboud University students find a paid job within their field (2016).

Furthermore, during your studies, the university offers training sessions and workshops for personal development in your studies and career as well as study and career planning services. These services are offered on appointment with an advisor to help you wade through any important questions you may have concerning your study programme, follow-up studies or next steps in your career. In addition, every faculty at Radboud University has a Career Service that offers you the chance to search for internships, have your CV checked, and get help with applying for jobs, setting up your own business or personal advice in career planning.

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Total students - 21,331


International students - 2,703


Total faculty staff - 2,084


Total students - 21,331


International students - 2,703


Total faculty staff - 2,084



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