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Radboud University Nijmegen


Radboud University Nijmegen is a public student-oriented university with a strong focus on research.

It was established in 1923 and is situated in one of the oldest city of the Netherlands. Its teaching is geared to students who are active participants in the academic community of the university. Social interaction and international environment are distinctive features of Radboud University. 

The university believes in creating an environment and atmosphere where everyone is free to work, interact and share – especially sharing knowledge across the boundaries between disciplines that result in new and surprising insights that lead to further scientific developments. 

Known for its green campus in the oldest city of the Netherlands, Radboud University enrols over 21,000 students for more than 120 programmes across its seven faculties: Philosophy, Theology & Religious Studies; Arts; Law; Social Sciences; Nijmegen School of Management; Science; Medical Sciences.

In 2016, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings put the university in 125th place worldwide. Among notable alumni are former prime ministers, Nobel prize-winners and CEOs of international companies.

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All English-taught Master’s programmes are research-based programmes. They are taught within the Faculties of Arts, Law, Social Sciences, Medical Sciences, Sciences and Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, besides the Interfaculty Research School and the Nijmegen School of Management. In general, the university offers over 250 English-taught courses for exchange students.

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Radboud University Nijmegen
Comeniuslaan 4, Nijmegen, Netherlands
6525 HP
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+31 24 361 6161

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All the university buildings and facilities, and the university hospital are located on the former Heyendael estate in Nijmegen, one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. Nijmegen lies close to the border with Germany, on the banks of the River Waal. It is about 1.5 hours by train from Amerstdam Schiphol airport, and around 45 minutes by bus from Airport Weeze in Germany. Nijmegen is a lively college town with some great neighborhoods. There are grocery stores, bakeries and drug stores in most neighborhoods, so you are never far from the basics.The city is easily accessible by train and car. Cycling is the best way to get around Nijmegen. There is a bus service, but no tram or metro.