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
Radboud University was founded on 17 October 1923 and is situated in the oldest city of the Netherlands. It has seven faculties and enrols a high number of students every year (over 19,900) and it has a strong focus on research
Radboud University counts with a medical department linked to the Radboud University Medical Centre. This Centre is a large teaching hospital located on the Heyendaal campus along with the college buildings for Natural Sciences. The Erasmus Tower and the Erasmusgebouw, where you can find the Faculty of Arts are situated at the south end of the campus next to the sports centre (USC).
Radboud University has included on-campus residence halls, a sports centre, and several science buildings. Radboud University has been listed among the most attractive universities in the Netherlands due to its beautiful and green campus,
Radboud University has seven faculties and enrols over 19.900 students in 112 study programs. It has 37 international bachelor’s programs taught in English and several more in Dutch. It also counts with 76 master research-based programmes that are internationally accredited by the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).
All the research that comes from Radboud University meets high standards and there are ten distinguished leading areas for academic research:
In 2010, the professor Andre Geim and Professor Konstantin Novoselov, related to Radboud University, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of graphene, the thinnest material in the world.
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The university is working on being international. Here some things could be better, f.e. the preperation of lectures and teachers considering knowledge of English language.__There are several opportunities to be active in extracullicular activities around the topics sports, politics, culture, society,…__Support of student is somewhat assured by mostly small classes and several possibilities for searching help as for exampel student advisors. Still, these can be improved concerning different aspects.
This university is very broadly orientated and has good facilities like a good student restaurant and a lot of sports options. The university is located about 10 minutes by bike or public transport from the city centre. Housing for international students will be provided.
Radboud is the perfect place for a student who wants the feeling of an active university environment in a beautiful city. The campus is forested and green, the buildings are modern, and the university community is very active. There are many kinds of supporting services especially for international students. As a student there you can have a membership at an excellent gym for a very low yearly fee and be active in sports clubs, there are opportunities to be a student assistant for your professors, to be active in student associations, and many more things. Although Nijmegen is not very big it always has an event going on, and it is very well connected for visiting Germany, Belgium, and many other places. I am happy with the student experience because the classrooms are small, the program structure is very interesting with a number of elective courses, there is an opportunity to study abroad for a semester, and talking to or getting advice from teachers is very easy. I would definitely recommend Radboud to someone interested in a good academic environment in a beautiful environment.
I really like the campus of the university, and many activities for internationals both on campus and in my dorm (3 minutes away from the campus). The study was really hard, each professor is very demanding, and exams require full focus to prepare and pass, but in the end it is worth it – this degree opens many career options in consulting!
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.