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Radboud University

Radboud University

Radboud University


Established in 1923 and situated in Nijmegen, the oldest city of The Netherlands, Radboud University has 7 faculties and counts over 20,000 students. We offer 35 English-taught Master’s programmes with a number of specialisations, which will give you the necessary skills and insights into research and practice within your own subject area.

Our personal approach to teaching - offering plenty of opportunities to work closely with professors and fellow students in small seminars - ensures that the university does not become a mere 'degree factory'. We foster an open intellectual climate, in which we inspire and challenge each other and where each individual’s personal qualities are able to flourish.

Our university wants to contribute to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. We care about diversity and inclusivity - about 100 nationalities are represented on campus (2022). The 2021 National Student Survey has revealed that current students feel everyone at Radboud University is treated equally and is safe to express their opinions. Radboud University highly appreciates your talent and and offers an extensive number of scholarships and student services to support you.

Campus Features

Nijmegen, a student-friendly city

Radboud University is situated in Nijmegen - a true university city with 165 000 inhabitants, 30 000 of whom are students. Though it is the oldest city in The Netherlands, dating back to Roman times, Nijmegen has a young and lively atmosphere. There are plenty of cultural activities: from numerous museums, galleries and cinemas to events such as the International Four Days Marches with the International Summer Festival, the Limburg Medieval Festival, the Samba and Salsa Festival, Rockin’ Park Festival and much more. You can also relax at our city beach next to the river Waal, do some vintage shopping or explore a wide range of bars, cafes and restaurants. Above all, it is a safe and friendly place to live and study.

Cost of living

The cost of living in Nijmegen is relatively low compared to Amsterdam or other cities in Western Europe. Expect to spend a minimum of €800 per month on living expenses. Furnished student accommodation costs between €360 and €450 including gas, electricity and internet. Count on €400 for food, clothing, personal care and travelling and 30 euros for your phone bill. Books and photocopies cost approximately €200 to €300 per semester.

Modern green campus

With state-of-the-art facilities housed in modern architecture at your fingertips, Radboud University provides an ideal productive atmosphere for both education and research. Our campus is also a perfect place for rest and relaxation. The university restaurant De Refter houses six different food counters: from Asian and Italian cuisine to exclusively vegan and organic dishes. Another cool option to unwind is to check out our famous Radboud Sports Center with more than 80 sports available. Students also enjoy chilling at campus green glades, simply admiring the beauty of nature around or having a picnic. You can get your groceries right here on campus in one of the shops.

With its beautiful green campus, set close to the centre of Nijmegen, students enjoy a rich learning environment. Radboud University regularly connects with surrounding organisations to create a bridge between local and international companies that give our students the best opportunities during and after their studies.

No matter what you are looking for, you will find it on campus. There are libraries, state of the art study areas, cafes and a convenience store located directly on campus, as well as student support offices, and career offices providing invaluable services to Radboud University students. Radboud University also has a Green Office on campus – where students can learn more about exciting green initiatives that are on offer.

Radboud University is home to one of The Netherlands’ best university sports centres, where you will find more than 80 different sports on offer, as well as a gym and outdoor courts for playing tennis, squash, soccer, beach volleyball, hockey and a swimming pool (located off campus). The possibilities are endless. At Radboud University you can also join a sport association, or just participate at your leisure in sport classes such as yoga, spinning, aerobics and many more!

Nijmegen is an old city with a young vibe, and a great environment for students to become tomorrow’s leaders. Most students who study at Radboud University live in student complexes and student houses, share an apartment or rent a room in a private house. These accommodations are close to campus, and in the city of Nijmegen.

Radboud University offers a unique service for its international students whereby all international students (with the exception of degree-seeking students living in certain areas of Germany) can request assistance from the Admissions Office in finding accommodation for their first year of study.

Accommodation that is offered to students consist of private rooms, but usually the kitchen and bathroom facilities are shared. The large majority of the accommodation offered is mixed accommodation, which means men and women live in the same corridor and (if applicable) share the facilities. There are a few women-only corridors offered as well. 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.

It is important to research your accommodation options well in advance of your studies.

Radboud University is also a partner of, the international student-to-student housing platform. Students who are coming from abroad to Nijmegen can also find & book a student room on The rooms on this platform are offered by students that go abroad for a study semester, exchange, Erasmus or internship.

For more information about accommodation, please check the university website.


    Scholarships and Funding

    Radboud University has a limited number of scholarships available only for international Master’s students. You can find the full list, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, on our website.

    It is important to note that most of these scholarships are not fully funded. The Radboud Scholarship Programme (RSP) is the only scholarship that offers both fully and partially funded scholarships.

    If you are applying for a scholarship, please note that the application deadlines will differ from the regular application deadlines.

    For more information about scholarships availability, please check the university website.


    102 - ARWU / Shanghai 2022

    24 - THE European Teaching Ranking 2019

    139 - THE World University Ranking 2022

    220 - QS ranking 2022


    AACSB Accredited

    Why study at Radboud University

    • Top quality education with an internationally recognized diploma
    • Diverse and inclusive university contributing to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all
    • Voted best traditional university 8 times since 2012.
    • One of only 2 universities in the Netherlands with a campus
    • Free social Dutch courses offered to international students
    • Living affordability & assistance with finding student housing options
    • NSM offers innovative opportunities for disciplinary and multidisciplinary collaboration
    • NSM’s students are taught the skills needed to become globally employable graduates
    • Incredible student support through pre-arrival services, student advisors, student deans, trainers, psychologists, peer-to-peer mentor programmes, career services and many more.
    • Great student lifestyle and social networks: for example through study associations, student organisations and sport clubs

    Awards & Accreditations

    accredited Institute

    Association to Advance Collegiate
    Schools of Business (AACSB)

    accredited Institute

    European Association for Public Administration Accreditation (EAPAA)

    Campus Life & Facilities

    • Mentors, study advisors and deans supporting you in study-related choices and beyond
    • Radboudlife&Care for psychological and personal support throughout your studies
    • International mobility office with plenty of partner universities to spend a semester abroad
    • International student organisations offering internships, voluntary projects and possibilities to work on entrepreneurial ideas
    • Study associations connecting you to the workplace
    • Career officers to help you find a job after your studies
    • Management Study Centre within the faculty building.

    Students crave enriching experiences throughout their journey, and Radboud University offers this through academic and social opportunities, as well as a great student lifestyle, in a historical city. Radboud University is home to many student organisations and study associations. While some are especially founded to connect international students with one another, there are also clubs that focus on photography, literary, ideology, theatre, entrepreneurship, finding internships (abroad) and debating to name a few. There are also countless sport teams, cultural clubs and music associations.

    Study associations particularly focus on connecting students with other fellow students from the same field of study through informal events such as parties, trips abroad, activities like quizzes, dinners and game nights. They also arrange formal events such as inhouse days, business trips and recruitment dinners to connect students with potential future employers.

    Throughout the year, Radboud University and its student associations organise social events like the:

    • On-campus festival ‘Radboud Rocks’
    • Green week to raise awareness to sustainability
    • RAG week where social events, and activities are arranged to help raise money for charity – and local restaurants and shops in the whole city participate.

    The city of Nijmegen is a vibrant student city, with 3 high and professional education institutions, more than 130 bars and cafés, many parks and a beach by the Waal river. Being the oldest city of the Netherlands, it a beautiful city with an rich history. It boasts a large historic city centre with terraces, cafes, and shops, as well as new and modern infrastructure throughout the city. For students, there are plenty of activities such as laser gaming, escape rooms, cinemas, museums and a pancake boat where you get to see Nijmegen’s surroundings while enjoying unlimited pancakes, and there are also lots of nature trails for walking, riding or enjoying picnics.

    Radboud University is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad Top 10 Europe rankings 2023 badge Top 10 Global rankings 2023 badge Top 10 Europe rankings 2022 badge Top 10 Global rankings 2022 badge Top 10 Europe rankings 2021 badge


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