Radboud University Nijmegen

Radboud University Nijmegen Campus



Nijmegen, Netherlands

Region: Europe

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A message from Radboud University Nijmegen

Strategically located in Europe, Radboud University Nijmegen is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. It is a place with a personal touch, where top-flight education and research take place on a beautiful green campus, in modern buildings with state-of-the-art facilities.

The strength of the University lies in its personal approach. The campus is a close-knit community where academics from different faculties often work together in cross-disciplinary teams. All students receive individual guidance from researchers and their studies are directly integrated with the work done at the University's 17 research institutes. This offers unique opportunities to undergraduates, postgraduates, and doctoral candidates alike.


International network
Our academics are at the forefront of international research. This is one of the reasons why an increasing number of students and scientists from other countries choose to study and work in Nijmegen. We have over eighty nationalities on campus, both students and staff. The University has 100 bilateral agreements with other universities and 600 exchange agreements with EU partners (Erasmus programme). Radboud University initiated the International Research Universities Network (IRUN), a cooperative venture involving ten European universities.


Nijmegen, a student-friendly city
Nijmegen is a true university city with lots of restaurants and cafés. The cultural centre LUX - the largest art house cinema in the Netherlands - also offers theatre, music, debate, and multimedia. The city is the oldest city in the Netherlands, dating back to Roman times. Today, it has some 170,000 inhabitants, 30,000 of whom are students. Students appreciate the attractive, green surroundings and the many opportunities that the city offers for relaxation and entertainment. It is a safe, friendly place to live and study.


A warm welcome
International students and staff can expect to receive a warm welcome. The University's International Office helps to organise practical matters such as arranging a visa and finding accommodation. In addition, the office organises many activities, introducing international students and staff to the University, the city, its students and its other inhabitants.


Study programmes
Radboud University is student-oriented and has a strong focus on research. It has seven faculties and enrols over 19,000 students in more than 100 study programmes. The University is constantly strengthening the international character of its programmes.

Like most European universities, Radboud University Nijmegen uses the BA-MA structure. This makes Bachelor's and Master's programmes at Radboud University compatible with most other European universities.


Bachelor programmes
Radboud University offers more than forty Bachelor's programmes, of which two are taught in English:

  • International Business Administration
  • International Economics & Business  


Master's programmes
Radboud University offers a full range of Master's programmes taught in English. In addition to the regular Master's programmes, the University also offers two-year Research Master's programmes. These two-year programmes are highly selective and could not be a better preparation for a PhD. All Master's programmes have been internationally accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).


Radboud University Nijmegen offers the following International Master's Programmes:

  • Anthropology and Development Studies
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Behavioural Science
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Comparative Public Administration (COMPASS)
  • Computing Science
  • Economics
  • European Law
  • European Spatial and Environmental Planning
  • Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Human Geography
  • Information Science
  • International Business Communication
  • Language and Communication
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Biology
  • Molecular Life Sciences
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
  • Natural Science
  • North American Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Political Science
  • Present(ed) History
  • Roma Aeterna
  • Social Cultural Science
  • Theology


Master of your future
At Radboud University, education and research go hand in hand. This strong link gives students the opportunity to get closely involved with the most up to date research topics. Furthermore, our Master's programmes offer several specialisations and a large degree of flexibility to choose your own path. During their Master's, students work under the guidance of a personal tutor. Together with this tutor, they choose their own unique programme. This makes all our students 'Masters of their future'.


PhD candidates
Research and education at Radboud University benefit from an international approach and PhD candidates play an important role in this process. The process of earning a doctorate normally takes four years and consists of conducting independent research and writing a dissertation. In general, a tuition fee is not requested. The most usual way to become a PhD candidate is by applying for an official vacancy.