Radboud University Nijmegen

122 nd
World University Rankings 2018
Comeniuslaan 4, 6525 HP Nijmegen, Netherlands

More about Radboud University Nijmegen


More about Radboud University Nijmegen

At Radboud University in the Netherlands, you can obtain a high-quality and internationally accredited education. Leading academics and excellent professors offer you what you need at a top-200 research university.


Research-focused university

Rated best general university in the Netherlands, Radboud University is renowned for its high quality education and commitment to its students. In 2010, two researchers connected to Radboud University won the Nobel Prize for Physics. Enrolling at a truly excellent institution, you will be guaranteed to be offered high-quality, research-based programmes. At Radboud University research and education are closely connected.



Renowned for its green campus in the oldest city of the Netherlands, Radboud University enrolls over 19,000 students, with over 10% of students coming from abroad.

Our personal style of teaching provides plenty of opportunity to work closely with instructors and fellow students in small seminars, ensuring that the university does not become a mere 'degree factory'. Many of our programmes can be tailored to your interests, and we provide assistance for students to broaden their perspective with international research and exchange programmes.

Lively student city
Radboud University is situated in Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands and a true student city. Students appreciate the many opportunities that the city offers for relaxation and entertainment. There are many cultural activities and festivals, numerous museums, galleries, theatre, a concert hall and cinemas, as well as a great number of restaurants and cafés. It is a safe, friendly place to live and study, with the whole of Europe at your doorstep.

A wide range of programmes

We have 8 Bachelor’s programmes and 38 Master’s programmes  fully taught in English. 

All our programmes are full-time on-campus studies and are internationally accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). Many of our programmes have been rated best in the Netherlands. The many specialisations will give you the necessary skills and insights into research and practice within your own subject area.

We offer English-taught Bachelor’s programmes in the following disciplines:

  • Behavioural and Social Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Humanities
  • Language and Communication
  • Science

We offer English-taught Master’s programmes in the following disciplines:

  • Behavioural and Social Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Humanities
  • ICT
  • Language and Communication
  • Law
  • Medical Sciences
  • Planning and Human Geography
  • Public Administration and Political Science
  • Religion and Philosophy
  •  Science

Meet Radboud University

We understand that students 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. Each year, we organise Open Days in November and March for Master’s and Bachelor’s students, or you could arrange a special meeting on campus. We also regularly visit fairs, schools and universities abroad. Find out about the dates and details for Bachelor’s and Master’s students and come along to find out more about your future studies!

Radboud Summer School
Radboud Summer School offers more than 40 intensive academic courses at the Bachelor's, Master's and PhD level. These courses enable students and researchers to enhance their knowledge and to explore different scientific areas while at the same time expanding their international network. In the 2016 edition more than 500 participants from 60 countries took part, which makes Radboud Summer School one of the largest summer school in the Netherlands.



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  • 19.1
    No. of students per staff
  • 12%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 56 : 44
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 19,358
    Number of Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2018 World University Rankings