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Tilburg University

Warandelaan 2 Tilburg,
Netherlands View map
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Tilburg University is a research university based in the south of the Netherlands on a compact green campus with excellent facilities wedged between a forest and the town of Tilburg.

We provide high quality education and research in the areas of:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Economics & Econometrics
  • Entrepreneurship & Business
  • Management & Marketing
  • Data Science
  • Law & Public Administration
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Psychology & Sociology
  • Communication & Digital Sciences
  • Philosophy, Culture & Theology

See our website for all our bachelor’s, master’s, and research master’s programs.

Understanding Society
Our mission is to understand society and to inspire and challenge our students of 100 nationalities, to become committed professionals: responsible and enterprising thinkers, driven by solidarity, a sense of responsibility, and empathy, able to have an innovative impact and to positively contribute to a rapidly changing society.

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International Student Support

Moving to a different country is a big step and can be quite challenging. Tilburg University offers dedicated services for international students, before, during, and after their studies. Each program has its own admissions officer, who will guide students through their application process. After admission to one of our programs, there are a number of matters to arrange regarding immigration, accommodation, and insurance. The web page of Practical issues is a great source of information to get started. 

Ready to move to Tilburg? Make sure to arrive on the Registration Days: Tilburg University will provide you with a warm welcome and a pleasant arrival. As an international student, you will meet your Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator Team or Admission Officer. In addition, we provide you with all kinds of amenities/services that will contribute to a relaxed and organized start to your stay.

The City of Tilburg: a student city.

Tilburg is the seventh largest city in the Netherlands and has a small but very vibrant city center with plenty of pubs and restaurants. The city offers excellent opportunities for culture, sports and relaxation.

Tilburg has a theatre, a concert hall, 4 movie theatres, various stages for amateur art and drama, leading museums and nationally known festivals like Festival Mundial. 

The economic environment in the southern part of the Netherlands is innovative and fast-growing. This offers opportunities for internships at international companies located in and around Tilburg. 

In addition, the city of Tilburg is conveniently located with just a short train ride to cities like Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, and has easy access to European capitals like Brussels, Paris, and London. 

Student, Study & Sport Associations

Tilburg University is home to more than 40 student associations and societies. They are a great way to meet like-minded students and make friends. There are organizations for arts and culture, sports, student politics and philosophy as well as study-related associations. You will also find organizations aimed specifically at international students which organize all kinds of social activities. We believe that student associations provide the ideal opportunity for every student to develop non-academic skills and talents. 

Sport at Tilburg University opens up opportunities to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle, meet new people, and have fun. Our Tilburg University Sports Center offers a broad program of activities and facilities for both recreational users and those who wish to play sports at a competitive level.

We provide facilities to ‘dual career’ students who want to combine academics with a career in sports. For example those who have a training schedule and are preparing their participation in World Championships or the Olympics.  

Admissions Procedure

Applying for our programs is free, and can easily be done online. Tilburg University has a rolling admissions process: your application will be assessed as it comes in, and you will know whether you are (conditionally) accepted within a few weeks.

Our application requirements consist of diploma requirements and English language proficiency requirements. In addition, we want to know more about you to determine whether a certain program is the right fit for you. Therefore, we may require you to write a motivation letter and/or submit a CV or an essay.

Find the requirements for our bachelor’s programs and our master’s programs.

Tilburg University is dedicated to prepare their students for their transition to the labor market. To ensure the students will graduate as a professional, Tilburg University invests in the development of 21st century skills like debating, presentation skills, digital knowledge, creative and innovative thinking and personal development. 

Tilburg University’s Student Career Services helps students with their transition to the labor market, focusing on, among other things, finding out what kind of organizations and jobs suit you, building a good Curriculum Vitae and preparing for assessments. Students can ask Student Career Services for help from the moment they embark on their studies, until one year after graduation.

Tilburg University is an important university for companies. More than 200 different companies visit our campus every year to get in touch with and recruit students. Learn more about the career events on campus, including the Economics Business Week Tilburg, Tilburg Career Days, and Consultancy Days.

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Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Tilburg School of Catholic Theology

University Highlights

Tilburg University is one of the top Public universities in Tilburg, Netherlands. It is ranked #=368 in QS Global World University Rankings 2021.

Total students - 10,338


International students - 1,838


Total faculty staff - 732


Total students - 10,338


International students - 1,838


Total faculty staff - 732

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This institution accepts IELTS!
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Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.

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