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Radboud University

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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.

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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University Highlights

Total students - 21,320


International students - 2,699


Total faculty staff - 1,990


Total students - 21,320


International students - 2,699


Total faculty staff - 1,990



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