Radboud University is a public Roman Catholic university with a strong focus on research located in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. It is ranked among the top universities in the Netherlands.
The University offers 13 Bachelor’s programmes and 35 Master’s programmes in English across many academic fields with more than 40 Bachelor’s programmes and more than 200 Master’s programmes.
Why study at Radboud University?
- The university is known for quality education and research-intensive style of teaching. Radboud University gives students the opportunity to work closely with leading researchers and excellent teachers in interactive, small seminars. Professors are easily approachable to discuss your study subjects.
- Radboud strives for the highest quality, also with its services. This has even been acknowledged by the European Commission, who recently stated that Radboud University has ‘an impressive range of activities for outgoing and incoming students and a high sense of concern for quality’.
- Students benefit from the presence of numerous Dutch and international companies and institutions, such as NXP, the Radboud Medical Center, the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, and many other highly regarded research institutes. After graduation, you will have a strong, clearly identifiable professional profile for the job market, increasing your chances of finding employment.
Are there Scholarships?
Yes! The university award scholarships to outstanding students to study at any level of their choice.
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.
If you wish to study at Radboud university, the admission requirements may differ from country-country, study level and intended program. For example, students planning to study English Language and here need to provide the following.
Dutch educational qualifications
You can apply for the Bachelor’s programme in English Language and Culture if you have:
- a pre-university diploma(VWO-diploma in Dutch). If you have obtained a VWO-diploma, you automatically meet the language requirements.
- a propaedeutics certificatefrom a University of Applied Sciences (HBO Propedeuse) obtained within one year and an average grade of 7 (out of 10). To prove sufficient English language proficiency, you need to have obtained English at vwo-level or submit an English language certificate.
- If you are aged 21 years or overand do not meet the above mentioned requirements, admission with a colloquium doctum (an entrance examination) might be an option.
Please contact the Admission Officer if you wish to receive more information.
International educational qualifications
If you have completed, or are about to complete a study programme abroad, then your diploma will be assessed on an individual basis in order to determine whether your previous education allows for admission. Should your diploma allow for admission, then you could be directly admissible or additional conditions may apply. You will receive more information on these additional requirements during your application procedure.
Please download and carefully consider the 2021-2022 Admission Requirements English-taught Bachelor’s Programme (pdf, 761 kB) in English language and Culture to check whether you can be admitted directly or additional conditions may apply. This document also includes further information on the English Language requirements for all diplomas. If the above pdf document does not list your diploma, or if you are not sure about the requirements, you can do the Radboud Eligibility Check by clicking the button below. The Eligibility Check will give you an indication as to whether or not you are eligible for admission.
English language requirements
As the language of instruction in our programme is English, you will need sufficient proficiency in English.
This requirement is fulfilled when you obtain:
- a Dutch VWO-diploma;
- an International Baccalaureate diploma;
- a European Baccalaureate diploma, with at least the course English Language 2 or Language 1;
- a diploma equivalent to or higher than the Dutch VWO level by completing an English-taught educational programme at an institution in one of the member states of the EU/EEA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the United States, where the language of instruction has been English.
English language requirements do not apply to native speakers of English. You are considered to be a native speaker of English if you are from Australia, Canada (with exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States.
If you don’t meet the above mentioned language conditions, you must satisfy one of the following minimum requirements:
- a TOEFL iBT total score of ≥80, all four sub-scores ≥20;
- an IELTS Academic overall score of ≥6.0, all four sub-scores ≥6.0;
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), or Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 proficiency with a mark of C or higher.
For more information, please contact our Admission Officer.
General Admission requirements
Your foreign Bachelor’s degree must be equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree obtained at a Dutch research university (BA or BSc). Your Bachelor’s degree needs to be in the same area of study as the Master’s degree that you are applying for. A Bachelor’s degree from a university of applied science is not accepted for direct admission. You may be required to follow a Pre-Master’s programme first to improve your knowledge of the scientific field, before starting a Master’s programme. Please note that not all studies offer a Pre-Master’s programme.
The entry-level for English at Dutch universities is high. For more information about language requirements, see the language requirements page.
For more information about admission requirements for master’s degree, kindly visit the website of the Master’s programme of yojr intending study programme..