About Radboud University
Radboud University is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands with a strong focus on research. Renowned for its green campus in the oldest city of the Netherlands, it enrolls over 19,000 students in 110 study programmes, of which 38 are Master’s programmes fully taught in English. Also, there are good opportunities to do PhD research. The University has an international focus, with approximately 10% of students coming from abroad.
Nobel-prize winning staff
Currently, we hold the 204th place in the QS World Universities Ranking, position 125 in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking and 118th place in the ARWU/Shanghai ranking. In 2010, two professors connected to Radboud University won the Nobel Prize for Physics. Professor Konstantin Novoselov and Professor Andre Geim won the prize for their research into the properties of graphene, the thinnest material in the world.
Programmes at Radboud University
All our programmes are full-time on-campus studies and are internationally accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).
Humanities and Law
- Arts and Culture
- European Law
- Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies*
- Language and Communication*
- North American Studies
- Philosophy and Science
Business and economics
Public administration and political sciences
Planning and human geography
Social and Behavioural Sciences
- Anthropology and Development Studies
- Behavioural Science*
- Cognitive Neuroscience*
- Pedagogical Sciences
- Social Cultural Science*
* Research Master’s programme
** Erasmus Mundus Master’s programme
1st semester: 29 August 2016 – 27 January 2017
2nd semester: 30 January 2017 – 14 July 2017
Meet Radboud University
We understand that especially students that come from over the border would like to see the city of Nijmegen and the Radboud campus to taste the atmosphere of the place where they will spend one or more years of their student life. Therefore, we organise each year. Please check out the Open Day page on our site. Also, we regularly visit fairs, schools and universities abroad. Have a look where you can meet us.
Admission and application
Students will be admitted on an individual basis. In case of a postgraduate programme, the programme that you pursue needs to be in the same field of study as your undergraduate degree. You also need to possess a background in research methodology. Please visit the undergraduate or postgraduate website for the admission requirements per programme.
Fees for nationals from EEA countries
The tuition fees for both undergraduate and postgraduate course are €2,006 per year.
Fees for nationals from non-EEA countries
€ 9,432: Philosophy, Arts, Law, Social Sciences, Theology and Management
€ 10,360: (Medical) Science, Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Neuroscience
Please see the webpage on tuition fees for more information.
For Master’s students from one of the EEA countries, the deadline is 1 May of each year to be guaranteed accommodation. Non-EEA residents who apply before 1 April will be guaranteed accommodation, support with visa and residence permit. If you apply after this date, we will still consider your application but we cannot give any guarantees.
Scholarships and loans
EEA nationals or nationals from Switzerland can apply for a loan or a contribution towards the payment of their tuition fees or course fees. Furthermore, Radboud University has a number of scholarship opportunities for non-EEA students. More information can be found on the scholarships webpage.
Expect to spend a minimum of € 730 per month on living expenses in total. Furnished accommodation costs € 360 to € 500 including gas, electricity and internet. Count on € 350 for food, clothing, personal care and travelling and € 20 for your phone bill. Books and photocopies cost € 200 to € 300 per semester.
International students can expect to receive a warm welcome. Radboud University guarantees housing for students following a Master’s programme if you apply for admission before 1 April (non-EEA students) or 1 May (EEA-students). Undergraduate students can count on assistance in finding accommodation in either a student complex or private housing.
You will live either in a student complex, which are large flats that have rooms exclusively for students, or in a private house, in which the landlady or landlord rents out rooms. Most rooms are located within a few kilometres from the university and can easily be reached by bus or bicycle. The rooms are furnished, and you will share kitchen and bathroom facilities with up to 15 other students.
Please have a look at the additional information on accommodation in Nijmegen.
The city of Nijmegen
Nijmegen is a true university city with a variety 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 165,000 inhabitants, 30,000 of whom are students.
Students appreciate the many opportunities that the city offers for relaxation and entertainment. Nijmegen offers many cultural activities, from numerous museums, galleries, theatre, a concert hall and cinemas to happenings such as the International Four Days Marches with the International Summer Festival, the Limburg Medieval Festival, the Samba and Salsa Festival, Rockin’ Park Festival. It is a safe, friendly place to live and study.
Nijmegen is a 30-minute busride away from Weeze airport, which is just over the border in Germany. Schiphol airport is less than 1.5 hours by train.
The Netherlands’ extensive rail network provides frequent service and fast trains and Nijmegen is well connected with cities in the Netherlands and neighbouring countries. The nearest train station is a 5-minute walk to the campus. It takes approx. 10 minutes to get from the city centre of Nijmegen to campus.