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Radboud University Nijmegen

Radboud University Nijmegen


Radboud University Nijmegen


University type
Research University
Degrees offered
Bachelor, Master, Certificate, PhD
Accredited by
Netherlands Government
QS Ranking
TH Ranking
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University description

Radboud University Nijmegen: a leading academic community
Radboud University Nijmegen 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 107 study programmes, of which 2 Bachelor’s tracks and 32 Master’s programmes fully taught in English. Also, there are good opportunities to do PhD research. The University has an international focus, with more than 10% of students coming from abroad.

Small-scale classes and room for personal development
The university has adopted a student oriented teaching style. Characteristic of this approach is instruction in study groups, the organization of existing courses as a series of study tasks, and creating room for individual responsibility and independence. Radboud encourages students to carry out research themselves under supervision of a personal tutor and, above all, to look further than the confines of their own discipline.

Nobel prize for Physics
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. Radboud is the fastest rising Dutch University in the major international rankings.

Nijmegen, a student-friendly city
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.

Initiator of the International Research Universities Network (IRUN)
Radboud’s international partners include: the University of Barcelona (Spain), Siena (Italy), Glasgow (Scotland), California/Berkeley (USA), Boston (USA) and Pontifical (Peru). The increasing importance of international networks has lead to the set up of Radboud’s own research network, the International Research Universities Network (IRUN). The aim of IRUN is to further improve the quality of research and teaching at the universities involved.

Radboud University Nijmegen in the 2017 University Rankings

Radboud has been a steady performer in the international University rankings. Currently it occupies 138th place in the QS ranking and 159th spot in the Times Ranking. It is also doing well in the Shanghai Jiao Tong ranking where it holds 151th place.

QS World Humanities and Arts Ranking 2017
Position of Radboud University Nijmegen in the Discipline Rankings
Philosophy Ranking: 151 - 200
Linguistics Ranking: 101 - 150
Electrical Engineering Ranking: 101 - 150
Mechanical Engineering Ranking: 51 - 100

QS World Life Sciences and Medicine Ranking 2017
Position of Radboud University Nijmegen in the Discipline Rankings
Medicine Ranking: 101 - 150
Biological Sciences Ranking: 151 - 200
Psychology Ranking: 101 - 150

QS World Social Sciences, Economics and Management Ranking 2017
Position of Radboud University Nijmegen in the Discipline Rankings
Sociology Ranking: 51 - 100
Politics Ranking: 151 - 200
Communication and Media Ranking: 101 - 150

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Radboud University Nijmegen Scholarships

Students have a choice of a number of scholarships they can apply for. Scholarships include:

Radboud University Nijmegen on the Map


Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy/Theology & Religious Studies, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Nijmegen School of Management

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