Tilburg University

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2022
World Reputation Rankings 2020
Warandelaan 2, AB Tilburg, 5037, Netherlands

About Tilburg University

About Tilburg University

If you choose to study at Tilburg University, you choose for high-quality education at a world-class university. A research University based in the south of the Netherlands, the Brainport region, which has been named smartest region in the world. We are known for our high-quality education, social orientation, and strong campus feeling. We offer more than 100 different programs, among which 14 Bachelor’s, and more than 50 (pre-) Master’s programs taught in English, in the fields of: Business, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Econometrics, Data Science, Law, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Humanities, Communication & Digital Sciences.


At Tilburg University you can:

  • challenge yourself, in honors and leadership programs, courses in entrepreneurship, Extended Master’s programs and challenges;
  • be part of an active community. Tilburg University has numerous study and student associations which offer networking, skills building, and social opportunities that can truly enrich your life as a student;
  • be part of a ‘global village’ of diversity: students and staff from more than a 100 nationalities currently study and work here. There are 20.254 students (in 2021) of whom are 4.231 international;
  • conduct innovative research to understand society and contribute to solving complex societal issues;
  • get personal guidance through the Program for Academic Study Success (PASS). You and your fellow students receive academic and personal guidance from your academic mentor and each other. In addition, we offer international students a variety of services to help make the transition to Tilburg as smooth as possible, during and after your studies;
  • benefit from the opportunities of ENGAGE.EU; The European University engaged in societal change that brings together over 100,000 students, academics and staff from seven leading universities in Tilburg, Mannheim, Bergen, Rome, Toulouse, Vienna, and Sofia.

Leaders of the future

Tilburg University was established in 1927 as Roomsch Katholieke Handelshoogeschool (Roman Catholic Business School). We at Tilburg University are alert and responding to challenges posed by a world in a state of flux. We educate our students to become the leaders of the future: engaged academics who are of significance to society and reflect on their role in it. We are a safe and inclusive community where our students and staff recognize and value each other.

Among the university's notable alumni are Norbert Schmelzer, a former Dutch minister of foreign affairs. Ruud Lubbers, former prime minister of the Netherlands, taught at Tilburg University between 1995 and 2000 while chess grandmaster Max Euwe was a computer science professor at Tilburg in the 1960s.

Our vision on education

Students and teachers form a close-knit community with ample opportunity for participation. Each study program offers a philosophy course, inspiring you to think critically about human and societal issues in relation to your studies. In short, you are trained to be a thinker, with character, who plays an active role in society and strives to do the right thing. All this is covered by the Tilburg Educational Profile to which the development of knowledge, skills and character is central.

Students of Tilburg University have 112 nationalities. There are 20.254 students (in 2021) of whom are 4.231 international.

Find a course

We provide high quality education and research in the areas of:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Economics & Econometrics
  • Entrepreneurship & Business
  • Management & Marketing
  • Data Science
  • Law & Public Administration
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Psychology & Sociology
  • Communication & Digital Sciences
  • Philosophy, Culture & Theology

See our website for all our bachelor’smaster’s, and research master’s programs.


Lawyer, consultant, data scientist, psychologist, researcher and sociologist. There are many possibilities for you after graduating from Tilburg University, depending on the study you chose.

Read our Alumni Magazine and get inspired.


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Subjects taught at Tilburg University

  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
  • Business & economics

    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Business & Management
  • Law

    • Law
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Education

    • Education
  • Arts & humanities

    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
  • Social sciences

    • Sociology
    • Communication & Media Studies
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science

Key statistics

  • 32.2
    No. of students per staff
  • 21%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 51 : 49
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 13,225
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings