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Radboud University

P.O. Box 9102 Nijmegen,
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Postgraduate Overview

Radboud University offers 35 Master’s programmes taught in English in the fields of:

  • Behavioural and Social Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Geography, Planning and Environment
  • Humanities
  • ICT
  • Language and Communication
  • Law
  • Medical Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Philosophy, Theology and Religion
  • Science

Tuition fees
Postgraduate tuition fees for 2021/2020 are €2,168 for EU/EEA-students. Non-EU/EEA students pay between €16,000 and €16,500.

Applications for both Bachelor's and Master's programmes open up 1 October. The deadlines are as follows:

  • non-EU/EEA students: 1 April (final deadline, incl. accommodation and visa assistance)
  • EU/EEA students: 1 May (deadline for accommodation assistance); 1 July (final deadline)

We offer both full and partial scholarships for non-EU/EEA Master's students. Please check our overview of scholarships to see which ones you can apply for. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is 1 March.

Admission requirements for Master's programmes

Bachelor's degree
Your foreign Bachelor's degree must be equivalent to a Bachelor's degree obtained at a Dutch research university (BA or BSc). Your Bachelor's degree needs to be in the same area of study as the Master's degree that you are applying for. A Bachelor's degree from a university of applied science is not accepted for direct admission. You may be required to follow a pre-Master's programme first to improve your knowledge of the scientific field, before starting a Master's programme. Please note that not all studies offer a pre-Master’s programme.

Command of the English language
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)).

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

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University Highlights

Radboud University is one of the top Public universities in , . It is ranked #=214 in QS Global World University Rankings 2021.

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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