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Tilburg University


Tilburg University is a top-class research university in the south of the Netherlands, with an excellent reputation in many fields, particularly Business and Economics. 

Green campus of the University offers an attractive basis for fostering an international community where students and teachers can inspire and challenge each other and obtain knowledge. Tilburg University is central located between the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp and the German Ruhr District. Regional partners in this area work together on innovation and entrepreneurship in national and international networks.

Tilburg University is a relatively small university specializing in the Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities. In the overall rankings, the large non-technical universities with a broad spectrum of disciplines score better than the smaller universities. Tilburg University belongs according the three best known overall university rankings to the best 0.1% (Times HE, top 200) until 0.2% (ARWU/Sjanghai and QS both top 400) of 170,000 universities worldwide". 

Why choose TiU?

  • A green campus in the South of the Netherlands, 1.5 hrs from Amsterdam
  • Top 75 for Economics/Business (The Academic Ranking of World Universities by Subject Fields 2015)
  • Tilburg is the only Dutch university offering an Economics programme, and has been ranked a top programme for three years in a row (Keuzegids consumer guide)
  • QS ranking 

–  47 Economics & Econometrics

–  51-100 Accounting & Finance 

–  51-100 Business & Management 

  • 6th largest city in Holland, 200,000 people, 28,000 students (12,000 students at Tilburg)
  • Semester abroad opportunities in Denmark, Singapore, Canada, France, Turkey, Australia or Colombia
  • Excellent career services with regular workshops and opportunities to get in touch with companies
  • A large international student community
  • Year established
  • Registered students

Academic specialism

Quality, innovation, making connections, internationalization, and effectiveness drive our research and teaching. The basis is a high-quality research in the fields of:

  • Economics and management
  • Law
  • Humanities
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Theology

This research meets international quality standards. To ensure that the results of research are broadly available to society at large, Tilburg University has opted for Open Access publication wherever possible.

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Tilburg University is located in the southern part of the Netherlands. Its campus, designed with a compact architectural concept in mind, is set in gently undulating, park-like grounds on a forest edge.