Radboud University is among the top one percent of universities in the world.
What’s more, the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to two professors connected to Radboud University.
Radboud is the best traditional, general university in the Netherlands, according to the Dutch university information guide - Keuzegids Universiteiten 2020 (for bachelor's programmes) and has won this award 8 times in 9 years. It also ranked 24th in THE European Teaching Ranking 2019; 105th in the ARWU / Shanghai 2020 Rankings, 128th in THE World University Ranking 2020, and 217th in QS 2020.
Radboud is home to international students from 100 countries and offers them 14 bachelor’s and 35 master’s programmes. Across its 7 faculties, teachers and researchers from over 50 countries explore all domains of science.
The International Office of Radboud University provides special pre-arrival services for international students who are enrolling in an English-taught programme, including visa, housing, insurance and social activities. So there is no need to worry about finding accommodation, as Radboud assists you in it. Also, the university offers a free Dutch course to each international student.
Radboud is based in the oldest city in the Netherlands - Nijmegen. With its state-of-the-art infrastructure, Radboud’s green campus breeds openness, collaboration, and shared ambition, and strives to be a sustainable campus. It houses modern faculties, buildings, facilities and beautiful green surroundings.
Quality, connection and personal contact are central to Radboud University.
Professors at Radboud take a personal approach to teaching, giving students opportunities to learn from, and work side-by-side with, world-class researchers. Seminars are small and interactive, and professors are easily approachable, which means students will get the most out of their time there.
International students can choose from around 50 English taught master’s and bachelor’s programmes, with multiple specialisations in each. In many cases, students have the choice to custom-make their own programme, so students can be sure they are learning about, and researching topics that they are passionate about.
A diploma from Radboud carries weight beyond the Netherlands. On completion, students will have earned a diploma from an outstanding university in an outstanding university system. They will be equipped with critical skills and practical insights for successful employment in their field.
Radboud invests in unique research facilities of international significance. Examples are the combination of magnets and lasers for materials research at HFML¬ FELIX and brain scan facilities for research at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, as well as the wealth of research opportunities offered by the Catholic Documentation Centre and the university library’s special collections. All research at Radboud University takes place in its research institutes.
Tuition fees vary depending on your personal situation (nationality and previous education) and your study programme.
2021/2022 academic year
EU students (Bachelor and Master programmes): €1.084 (This is a reduced tuition fee due to the financial regulations and allowances in case of corona related problems, the regular fee would have been €2168)*
*In addition to corona related reduction, tuition fees are also halved for first-year bachelor's students.
non-EU students Bachelor programmes: from €10.416 to €13.416 (international tuition fees have been reduced by €1.084 due to the financial regulations and allowances in case of corona related problems)
non-EU students Master programmes: €16,000 - €16.500 (international tuition fees have been reduced by €1.084 due to the financial regulations and allowances in case of corona related problems. This amount can therefore be deducted from the mentioned sum)
+ Handling fee: €75 (€150 for for Business Administration programme)
EU students are eligible for the local tuition fee loan. They can also apply for additional student finance, if they meet certain criteria (working for min. 56 hours/month). For more information please see here: https://duo.nl/particulier/student-finance/
For non-EU students there is a variety of scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Please consult this page to find out which scholarships may be available to you.
For more information please see here
ACCOMMODATION AND LIVING EXPENSES
All international students who come to Nijmegen and live abroad (with the exception of degree-seeking students living in this area in Germany) can request assistance from the Admissions Office in finding accommodation for their first year of study. The housing situation in Nijmegen is challenging, therefore students who apply before 1 May are assisted in finding housing. However, no guarantees can be given.
Most students in Nijmegen live in student complexes and student houses, share an apartment or rent a room in a house with a landlady or landlord. All rooms are private rooms (without roommates), but usually the kitchen and bathroom facilities are shared. The rent for these rooms can run up to €500 per month or more. However, rental prices of most rooms are between €370 and €470 per month.
For more information please see here.
Since everyone's spending habits and lifestyles are different, it is hard to predict exactly how much money you will need. However, this table should provide you with an indication.
The estimated monthly costs for a single person in Nijmegen are calculated at around €1,801. You can also check out here for more information on specific current prices in Nijmegen.
WHEN TO APPLY?
Deadline for Numerus Fixus programmes
(have additional Selection and Placement procedures)
15 January: Deadline for all students (regardless of previous education and nationality) who want to apply for the English-taught Artificial Intelligence, Biology or Psychology.
Deadline for other Bachelor's programmes
1 May: Recommended deadline (with assistance in finding accommodation)
1 July: Final deadline (you will have to find your accommodation yourself)
Non-EU/EEA students: 1 April
Application deadline will depend on the study start (September or February) and your nationality:
EU/EEA students: are generally required to apply before May 1st (for some programmes July 1st)
Non-EU/EEA students - April 1st (or 1 February/1 March - deadline to be considered for the Holland Scholarship)
February intake (!NB: not all programmes have a winter start!)
EU/EEA applicants: 1 December
Non-EU/EEA applicants: 1 November
We recommend to get in touch with us well in advance to find out the specific deadline that applies to you and your chosen study programme.
WELCOME TO NETHERLANDS
The city of Nijmegen is a safe and friendly place with a rich social and cultural life. Situated close to the German border, Nijmegen lies on the banks of the river Waal, a branch of the Rhine.
From Roman ruins to architecture from the Dutch golden age and beyond, students can find this city steeped in history and culture.
It’s not just the rich cultural history that Nijmegen has to offer. A large number of students, numerous events and festivals, unique hot spots and cosy restaurants all add up to unprecedented liveliness in the city. Students can go to the city beach next to the river Waal, or relax at one of the numerous sidewalk cafes, restaurants, and much more.
Students can take advantage of Nijmegen’s great location and wonderful transit connections. Major European cities like Amsterdam, Cologne and Brussels are just a train ride away and via the many nearby airports, they are well connected to the rest of Europe. Students can also explore their own backyard by foot or bike, riding through the flat fields, or hiking in the hills around the city.
A recent survey found that local people regard students as enriching to their city and find them friendly and lively. The students themselves appreciate the green surroundings and the many opportunities that the city offers for relaxation and entertainment. It’s not for nothing that Nijmegen was European Green Capital in 2018.
Interested? To learn more about the university, your study options, entry requirements and application process, please contact one of our consultants in a country nearest to you.
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