Radboud University

Radboud University

Gelderland, Netherlands | Private

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Radboud University Nijmegen is a public university with a focus on research. It was established on 17 October 1923 and is situated in the oldest city of the Netherlands. The Radboud University has seven faculties and enrolls over 19,900 students. Radboud University’s Scientific Education and research are being executed within these faculties - Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Law, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen School of Management, Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Social Sciences. Radboud University is basically noted for its green campus, often listed among the most attractive in the Netherlands. In 2017, a SPAR Minimarket was opened which provides students with snacks and accessories of good quality. University runs 112 study programs (37 bachelor’s and 75 master’s program).

Globally, Radboud University ranked 115th according to ARWU world, 123rd according to THE world, 101th according to USNRW world and 204th according to QS world. According to the Top Universities data, Radboud University is at 11th position in the Netherlands.



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Radboud University is located in one of the oldest city in the Netherlands - Nijmegen. The city dates from Roman times when its name was Noviomagus or New Market. Today, it has some 165,000 inhabitants and is a safe and friendly place with a rich cultural and social life. Situated close to the German Border, Nijmegen lies on the banks of river Wale, a branch of Rhine. A recent survey found that local people regard students as enriching their city and then friendly and lively. The students themselves appreciate the green surroundings that the city offers for relaxation and entertainment. Whatever the reason for your stay in Nijmegen city, whether it is to study, to work or to perform research at the University there is a lot more to the city of Nijmegen than just the University which includes several things. There are also abundant cultural facilities: there are 9 museums, galleries, theatres, a concert hall and several cinemas, including an art house cinema.


The Radboud University has different types of buildings for different faculties on campus. The area around the Erasmusgebouw, as well as its ground floor, will be receiving a completely different look. The area around the Erasmusgebouw on the Heyendaal campus is the most important Center. Radboud University is building a lush, lively Heyendaal Campus. It is a campus in which a landscape of grass, paths, and trees form a cohesive whole together with the buildings. With the recently acquired Berchmanianum property, the campus consists of roughly 100 Hectares. In the years to come, important developments will be taking place along the south side of the campus, between Erasmuslaan and Houtlaan. Along the east-west axis, largely formed by the current Thomas van Aquiunostraat, a new building will be constructed as a replacement for the Faculty of Social Sciences. The local environment will transform from a closed - off forest to a more open park landscape.

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Accommodation arrangements depend on the type of program that the students have pursued at Radboud University. All International Bachelor’s students who came to Nijmegen and live abroad can request assistance from the International Office in finding accommodations for their first year to study. Rooms owned by the SSH and offered by the International Office are located in the five student complexes - Talia, Vossenveld, Hoogeveldt, Galgenveld, and Boeckstaetehof.


The Radboud University has a faculty to student ratio of about 1:7. The University has a total number of 2,915 academic staff and 19,904 students from which 15% are international students. Student’s ratio of females to males in the University is 55:45. The number of students per staff of University is about 17.5.

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One and a half year after completing a master’s program, 93.5% of Radboud University students find a paid job within their field (2016). Furthermore, during studies, the University offers training sessions and workshops for personal development in your studies and career as well as study and career planning services. In addition, every faculty at Radboud University has a career service that offers you the chance to search for an internship, have your CV checked, and get help with applying for so many jobs, setting up your own business or personal advice in career planning.

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