Radboud University

Radboud University challenges its students to actively participate in the academic community and trains them to be critical and committed academics, with their own views regarding scholarship and society, who will take up responsible positions in a society which is becoming increasingly internationalised.

The university’s academic staff come from all over the world, and a large proportion of our student population has spent at least some months studying at a university abroad.

(Source: University website)

Fast facts


  • Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Number of Students

  • 22,142


  • 2,214


  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Law
  • Radboud University Medical Centre
  • Nijmegen School of Management
  • Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences

Key strengths in teaching and research

  • Dentistry
  • Linguistics
  • Psychology
  • Life Sciences and Medicine


Research areas

All of the research across all of the faculties in the University meets high quality standards. Within this research, we distinguish ten leading areas of academic research. These areas contribute to determining the direction of research policy. Leading academic research at Radboud University:

Astrophysics, Business and law, Cyber security, Healthy brain ,Human genetics, Infection and immunology, Linguistics, Microbiology, Organic chemistry, Solid state physics



in the world

Shanghai Rankings 2018


in the world

for Dentistry - QS World Rakings 2020


in the world

for Linguistics - QS World Rakings 2020


Nijmegen is the Netherlands’ oldest city and the centre is bursting with unique historical sites.

Nijmegen offers more than just a rich cultural heritage; the huge student population, numerous events and festivals, unique hotspots and ever-growing number of lively lunchrooms all help to create an irresistible vibe in the city.

If you are looking for the buzz of the city, go to Nijmegen itself. Thanks to the Romans, this is the oldest city in the Netherlands. Visit a museum or shop to your heart’s content before finishing the day at one of the many outdoor cafés for a tasty snack and a drink. The time will fly, but that doesn’t matter: the Nijmegen region has plenty of excellent and even unusual places to stay the night!

Source: https://en.visitnijmegen.com/

Other information



In 2010 the Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov for their research into the properties of graphene. Both are closely associated with Radboud University.

ERC grants

The European Research Council (ERC) awards grants to the best scientists in Europe. Furthermore, the ERC wants to stimulate innovative research. Researchers of Radboud University have been awarded ERC grants in different categories.

In 2013, ERC awarded a Synergy Grant of 14 Million Euro to a team of European astrophysicists to construct the first accurate image of a black hole. The project is being led bij prof. Heino Falcke (Radboud University).


Radboud University has various scholarships available for international students. Each country may offer different scholarships and/or student loans. For further information, please contact the Inova Education team, we are experts in this field and will help you to identify the best option for you.

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