The Radboud University Nijmegen is the only full-scale university in the eastern and southern parts of the Netherlands. It was established in 1923, and today is one of the Netherlands’ leading academic communities. It enrolls more than 17,750 students. The international dimension of education and research plays an essential role at the university, and students are encouraged to spend part of their studies or their practical training period abroad. University facilities include museums, laboratories, various institutes, the university hospital, and computer and sports centers.
Main CampusNijmegen, Netherlands Campus Website5,000 - 20,000 on Campus100,000 - 250,000 residents in NijmegenLanguage(s) spoken on campus: Dutch
Nijmegen was settled by the Romans as a strategic point on the river Waal. It was a fortified town until the end of the 19th century and a front-line city during World War II. The lively city centre now boasts many cultural facilities, monuments, shops, cafes and restaurants, and popular festivals throughout the year.
At the beginning of each semester, the international office organizes an orientation for our new international students. Depending on the semester, this orientation includes fun activities such as tours of the university and the city, sporting events, parties, an excursion to Amsterdam and more. For detailed program information before your arrival, please check the social activities and orientation page on our website.
The international office regularly organizes excursions for international students, guests and employees of Radboud University Nijmegen. Examples of excursions include trips to Amsterdam, The Hague/Schevingen, Rotterdam/Kinderdijk, Maastricht/Aachen (Germany), Delft/Storm Surge Barrier, Brussels and Leiden/Keukenhof. Radboud University likes to think of its foreign students and guests as ambassadors and works to maintain its ties with international students after their departure. There is now a unique international alumni network for Radboud University’s former exchange students.