Tilburg University is a fully accredited public and research university located in Tilburg, Netherlands. The University counts more than eighty years of experience in providing students with high-quality education and research. Founded in 1927, Tilburg University is home in 2020 to over 15,000 students.Show more
Based on the EDUopinions rankings, the Tilburg University rating is 4.4. If you want to know more about this school, read the student reviews on our website.
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I enjoyed many courses that Tilburg University offers to its students. I am studying International Business Administration and so far (done with 2 out of 3 years) I loved the most marketing, operation management and project management. The teaches of these 3 courses also were always available for a feedback and gave some interesting insights when student reached out to them. Overall (also with other courses offered) – I have a feeling I can ask any question I have and the lecturers will do their best to explain the concept/any other question you might have.View more
What I like the most during my study is the design of the program. Multiple disciplines were covered, and all the knowledge and skills I’ve acquired along the way came in really handy in not only my work but also my daily life. The staff were amazing, they encouraged students to think critically and they were ready to offer help any time.View more
I believe Tilburg University is a very inclusive and diverse university. As a Master’s student there, I believe I got an excellent education. It is a very research-oriented university and really helps students hone their analytical and writing skills by providing them with timely and constructive feedback. The professors are well-involved with the students and help them in getting clarity in subjects. My program was hybrid, and it was no problem attending classes remotely. Everyone was well accommodated. The quality of lectures and education is top-notch. Career prospects post your study honestly depends on the study you pursue, but it has a robust career cell, where they send students regular job postings to keep them updated. I would recommend this university to any prospective student. It will be a lifetime experience and help you better your outlook on the world.View more
The teaching is excellent and they are very good at creating a pleasant atmosphere for the students. Especially compared to other universities they understand how to make you love the subject. A thing they could improve on is the support for housing and the bureaucracy in general that is lacking.View more
The first thing I noticed on campus is that the university is surrounded by so much greenery and is partly surrounded by a forest. Tilburg is also a much quieter city than Amsterdam, Rotterdam, etc, and there isn’t a ton of nightlife, although there will always be parties to go to if you know where to look. But this is precisely why the university is a good fit for someone like me, that can get very distracted very fast. The perks of Tilburg are that if you DO want to go get crazy, all you have to do is hop on the train and you can go wherever you need to, so everything is within reach but not so close that it distracts from your studies.
I also like the structure of the psychology program, where in the first year you do a basic foundation of psychology so you can learn what you like, in the second year you can pick your major and in your third year you can pick your minor (with the option of an overseas exchange). It’s also worth noting that TiU also offers some highly specific majors that most universities don’t offer.
The academic year is broken down into multiple blocks, with exams at the end of each one. This means that you are not overwhelmed with having to do exams with a year’s worth of content all at once. Most exams are 6 weeks worth of content, but sometimes it is 12 if a course goes on for 2 blocks.
The campus also has great teachers who are very friendly and approachable, a lot of student clubs that are very diverse, and great on-campus facilities.
One downside however is that a lot of students struggle to find housing so it’s imperative that you start looking as soon as possible.
I liked that our professors were experts in the field. I also liked the ability to specialize in my master’s course. I was enrolled in the Law and Technology masters program and the program covered a wide range of technology areas such as cybercrime, data protection, intellectual property. My colleagues were very international, driven and nice. There were also a lot of internship and research opportunities if you are interested.View more
I believe that it is a challenging, yet inviting course that offers a variety of subjects that aid in offering a better legal understanding that is interconnected between countries. The course coordinators and staff are helpful and offer a great deal of support both on and off-campus.View more
Overall, I am satisfied with my choice of studies.
The psychology program is well organized. During the first year, you have all introductory courses to the majority of fields in Psychology so you can become more familiar with what suits you the most. Then during the second and third year, you can personalize your study path and basically choose the courses you want to study. Most professors have extensive experience with teaching so the courses are properly taught. Moreover, I am glad about the level of difficulty of my studies. I can say that If you are motivated to study, you will definitely pass the courses. However, here, it’s difficult to get a high grade for the course, compared to other Universities in the Netherlands, because of the strict grading rules. On the one hand, it can be seen as an advantage because it motivates you more, but on the other hand, it’s a big disadvantage for people who wants to have a good GPA to apply for a good Master’s program.
In terms of the student nightlife, in Tilburg it’s difficult to have one 🙂 However, the city is nicely connected to the larger cities in which you can find more opportunities to spend your free time.
More about the University itself, the campus is compact and well-kept. Students have access to supermarkets, restaurants, and a variety of coffee points (you need a lot of coffee during examination weeks :)). There are places to go for a walk because the campus is situated next to the forest. All university staff treat students with respect and always try to help as much as possible. Of course, there is still room for improvement.
1. I am an international student so it was a real challenge to find the proper accommodation in Tilburg, which would not cost a ridiculous amount of money. There is nothing like a student house that is supported by the University, so you need to rent a place only from private owners.
2. During the examination period students lack places to study. Nevertheless, there are several buildings provided to students for studying purposes, but still, that is not enough for the number of students here.
3. Quite often my exam was scheduled during Saturdays. Personally, I think it’s not fully professional to interfere with students’ free time. However, the whole examination process is always carried out properly.
To conclude, it’s nice to study here! I believe this University will prepare me well for my future carrier path.