Radboud University is a public university located in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The name for what this university is known in Dutch is Radboud Universiteit, and it was formerly Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen.Show more
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I went to Radboud University after I graduated from my previous university to pursue a different subject. I have been living in Nijmegen for quite a while and I currently consider it my home town. It’s a lively place with lots of things to do for students, for entertainment and professional purposes. My study is great! I love the courses and the building where I am studying is new and has nice facilities for studying. Classes are often interactive and teachers like students to be active and involved during courses. This has helped me to focus on my studies and gave me confidence and experience in expressing my views on topics. My current Master’s program is challenging but very interesting. Often courses reflect current issues and debates which makes it more relevant and of use for later careers. Dutch students are used to cooperate with internationals and overall I would say this university has an international and open perspective, where developing your interests and skills are heavily encouraged.
Radboud University Nijmegen is a place full of possibilities, opportunities, and support. The university has a wide range of studies on different faculties. The campus is very green and has many facilities to enjoy your studies apart from simply following courses. Among other things, there is a career service, study associations, a sports center and an academic writing center where you can follow activities or get help with your future planning. All in all, Nijmegen is a great student city with a well-facilitated university. I definitely made the right choice to follow a bachelors programme at the RU and I am looking forward to the upcoming years in Nijmegen!
I can recommend Radboud University because it is a university where you get personal feedback, smaller groups and nice (new) facilities. The university is preparing you for the job market with a more social view on the materials and the knowledge.
What can be better? The communication is weak sometimes, as they were very late in approving me and I had to chase them for answers a lot in the first weeks.
My experiences at Radboud University were great!
The quality and organization of the lectures and schedules are very high. The professors really make an effort to give good teaching and give you the feeling they want you to succeed.
Besides that, Radboud itself offers a lot of great extracurricular choices and social activities, you will never get bored.
Nijmegen itself is a beautiful student city, in summer you can enjoy the beach at the Waal and every night you can go out for a good, dutch beer.
I won’t regret spending my pre-Master’s and Master’s here and I can only recommend Radboud to everyone!
From its very beginning, the Radboud University Nijmegen was founded on the idea that your studies should be more than just studying. Every course you’ll follow will not only educate you in the field of studies but will also contain courses on the relevant philosophical concerns regarding your studies, allows you to combine your curriculum with many extra-curricular activities and actively promotes following part of your education abroad.
I’m happy that the Radboud University allowed me to combine my studies with AEGEE, the European Students’ Association. The curriculum the university provided didn’t simply teach me new stuff, but also made me more aware of the impact and practicality of my studies in the real world. And AEGEE allowed me to follow extra-curricular courses all over Europe. The university even reimbursed my travel costs for the biggest of which, in Kiev and Chișinău. Plus, the university’s support for allowing me to do some of its courses while on Erasmus in Sheffield was fundamental in allowing me to complete my studies without any delay.
During the first lecture I ever had at the Radboud University, the professor said, “So far you’ve only learned to learn a trade. Now, it’s time to also learn how to grow into a fully formed human being.” This has proven to be incredibly true. The Radboud University gives you many opportunities to develop yourself everywhere around Europe. The clearest result of which is that I recently started a job in Prague, because of the extra-curricular skills that I have learned in AEGEE, which I was encouraged to join because of the Radboud University’s promotion of interdisciplinary development, both within Nijmegen and abroad.