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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.


    Scholarships and Funding


    102 - ARWU / Shanghai 2022

    24 - THE European Teaching Ranking 2019

    139 - THE World University Ranking 2022

    220 - QS ranking 2022


    AACSB Accredited


    • Nijmegen

      Radboud University P.O. Box 9102