Radboud University challenges its students to actively participate in the academic community and trains them to be critical, independently-minded and engaged academics, who will take up responsible positions in a society which is becoming increasingly internationalised.
The University does not regard students as ‘consumers of education’ but as individuals who accept an active role and responsibility in both their academic education and personal development.
Internationalisation plays a major role in the quality of our teaching, research and service provision. These are the three pillars on which we are building towards a leading position in the international academia. Our international campus reinforces the community spirit and provides facilities for students and top researchers from all over the world.
The university’s academic staff come from all over the world: 1 in 9 students at our university, and 1 in 5 first-year students, is an international student!
Research and education at Radboud University cover a wide range of disciplines, and at Radboud we encourage you to share ideas with your colleagues from other faculties.
Radboud offers 14 Bachelor’s and over 35 Master’s programmes fully taught in English, and is host to 14 research institutes, many of which are world leading in their field- so your ideas have room to grow.
Studying in Holland
The Netherlands is a small country with vast horizons. The first things that spring to mind when many people think of the Netherlands are probably cheese, bikes, tulips and clogs- but there is much more to offer.
The Dutch are known for their innovation and creativity, and their education system is recognised for its international character and problem-based learning style.
Radboud University offers students wide range of world-class facilities. On campus you will find lecture rooms and research labs, the University Hospital, libraries, administrative offices, student organizations, cafés and cafeterias, a supermarket, and a book shop- just to name a few.
More so than that, the Radboud campus is known as the greenest campus in the Netherlands, in which a landscape of grass, paths, and trees form a cohesive whole together with the buildings.
City of Nijmegen
Radboud University is located in the oldest city in the Netherlands - Nijmegen.
Nijmegen is a true student city and is located in the heart of Europe, which means you will have plenty of opportunity to explore. A recent survey found that local people regard students as enriching 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.
Radboud Sports Centre
At the Radboud Sports Centre, students, alumni and non-students are welcome 7 days a week! During our long opening hours, you can choose between at least 80 different sports for about 100 euros per year!
|Symbols & Programme Name||PROGRAMME||Degree Level||Duration||Tuition|
|Anthropology and Development Studies||Masters||1 year||16.000 euros|
|Behavioural Science||Masters||2 years||16.000 euros|
|Cognitive Neuroscience||Masters||2 years||16.500 euros|
|Pedagogical Sciences||Masters||1 year||16.000 euros|
|Psychology||Masters||1 year||16.000 euros|
|Social and Cultural Science||Masters||2 years||16.000 euros|
|Artificial Intelligence||Masters||2 years||16.500 euros|
|Business Administration||Masters||1 year||16.000 euros|
|Economics||Masters||1 year||16.000 euros|
|Environment and Society Studies||Masters||1 year||16.000 euros|
|Human Geography||Masters||1 year||16.000 euros|
|Political Science||Masters||1 year||16.000 euros|
|Spatial Planning||Masters||1 year||16.000 euros|
|Philosophy and Science||Masters||1 year||16.000 euros|
|Theology (1 year)||Masters||1 year||16.000 euros|
|Theology (3 years)||Masters||3 years||12.500 euros|
|Creative Industries||Masters||1 year||16.000 euros|
|Tourism and Culture||Masters||1 year||16.000 euros|
|Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies||Masters||2 years||16.000 euros|
|Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean Worlds||Masters||1 year||16.000 euros|
|Transatlantic Studies: Politics, History and Culture||Masters||1 year||16.000 euros|
|International Business Communication||Masters||1 year||16.000 euros|
|Linguistics and Communication Sciences||Masters||2 years||16.000 euros|
|Linguistics||Masters||1 year||16.000 euros|
|International and European Law||Masters||1 year||16.000 euros|
|Biomedical Sciences||Masters||2 years||16.500 euros|
|Molecular Mechanisms of Disease||Masters||2 years||16.500 euros|
|Biology||Masters||2 years||16.500 euros|
|Computing Science||Masters||2 years||16.500 euros|
|Information Science||Masters||1 year||16.000 euros|
Mathematics & Statistics
|Mathematics||Masters||2 years||16.500 euros|
|Medical Biology||Masters||2 years||16.500 euros|
|Molecular Sciences||Masters||2 years||16.500 euros|
|Physics and Astronomy||Masters||2 years||16.500 euros|
What is it like to be an international student in Nijmegen?
For insights into life as an international student in Nijmegen, you can read blogs and watch vlogs by current international students at Radboud University! Here you can find useful tips and tricks and read stories from life in the Netherlands. You can find the student blogs and vlogs here: www.ru.nl/english/education/masters-programmes/international-masters-students/blog/.
Can I pay the tuition fee in installments?
Yes, but there are different requirements based on nationality.
All EU/EEA students have the option to pay the tuition fee in installments. If you wish to pay the tuition fee in installments, you simply have to indicate this in Studielink when you are asked to pay the tuition fee.
Non-EU students are also able to pay in installments, but some further requirements apply. First, as soon as they get here, they need to open up an account at a local bank, as we cannot withdraw tuition from a non-SEPA bank account. Secondly, in order to get the visa, the student needs to prove that they have the amount of the tuition fee + 10,500 euros living costs in their possession. So even though they do not have to pay the whole amount upfront, they need to provide an authorized bank statement showing that they have this amount. They can then transfer that money to their Dutch bank account and we will withdraw it in installments from there.
If the students cannot do this, they will have to pay the tuition fee in full prior to starting the programme.
How do I find accommodation in Nijmegen?
We do our best to assist all international students with finding accommodation for the first year of their studies. You can indicate that you wish to receive help and assistance with finding housing in your application for the respective programme. This way, we will do our utmost best to provide you with an offer of accommodation by the International Office. After one year, you will need to find your own accommodation.
Additionally, you can also try to find accommodation privately. You can try webpages such as Kamernet and KBS or Faebook pages like "Kamer in Nijmegen".
You can find more information about housing here: www.ru.nl/masters/housing.
Can I be exempted from taking an English proficiency test?
In case you would like to request exemption from the English test, please indicate this in your motivation letter. If you are admitted to the study programme, the Board of Examiners will decide whether or not you are required to submit a language certificate before the enrolment deadline.
Some students are already automatically exempt from having to submit an English language test based on their nationality or previous education. To see if you can be exempt, please check the admission requirements on the website of the study programme of your interest.
Can I apply without having obtained my diploma?
Yes you can, and we recommend that you apply as early in the year as possible in order to receive a conditional offer as soon as possible. In case you apply before you obtain your diploma, you are kindly requested to send us a legally certified hard copy of the diploma on the basis of which you have been admitted (along with a translation, if not already in English, Dutch, or German) before the enrolment deadline.
Until when can I apply?
The application deadline for non-EEA students is 1 April, and 1 May for EEA students.
Some Master’s programmes offer a February intake. The application deadline for the February intake is 1 November for non-EEA students, and 1 December for EEA students. To see whether or not the Master's programme of your choice has a February intake, please click on your programme in the following overview of English-taught Master's programmes.
If you are applying for a Bachelor’s programme with a Selection & Placement procedure, the deadline for submitting your application in Studielink is 15 January.
Is it possible to apply for more than one study programme at the same time?
Yes, you can apply for more than one study programme. Per programme you need to submit a new application in Studielink and (if applicable) in Osiris. Please note that you can only submit up to four applications in Studielink. With regards to the numerus fixus programmes, you can only apply for two numerus fixus programmes at a time, for instance the Bachelor's in Psychology and the Bachelor's in Artificial Intelligence.
How can I get a scholarship?
We have a number of scholarships available for international students. You can find the full list, including details about eligibility requirements and how to apply, on our website: www.ru.nl/masters/scholarships. Please note that none of these scholarships are fully funded, apart from some for the Faculty of Medical Sciences, and we only offer some for a selection of our Master's programmes. We do not offer any scholarships for our Bachelor's programmes.