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Radboud University

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

Times Higher World University Rankings 2021

in the world

QS World University Rakings 2023

in the Netherlands

QS World University Rakings 2024


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!


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).

Scholarships and Funding

Radboud University has various funding and scholarship arrangements in place for international students. Scholarships may be offered by the university itself, some by the Dutch Government, whilst others are country-specific scholarships or study loans, part of an agreement with funding bodies across Latin America. Below is an overview of opportunities available to Latin American students interested in studying at Radboud University.

For further information please do some research directly with these funding bodies, or contact the Inova Education team and we can assist you identifying opportunities available in your country. Note that in most cases you cannot apply for scholarships or study loans until after you have secured a university offer.

NL Scholarship
Orange Tulip Scholarship
University Scholarships

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