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Radboud University Nijmegen

Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
  • 140 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 156 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 131 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 143 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 177 QS World University Rankings 2015
  • 125 THE World University Rankings 2015-2016
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Student population Large (More than 10,000)
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Institution type Public

About Radboud University Nijmegen

Radboud University Nijmegen (Dutch: Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, formerly Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen) is a public university with a strong focus on research located in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Established since 1923 and situated in the oldest city of the Netherlands, it has seven faculties and enrolls over 19,130 students.

Radboud University Nijmegen aspires to quality. Internationalisation plays a major role in the quality of teaching, research and service provision. These are the three pillars on which the University is building, towards a leading position in the international academia.

Research will only excel if there are international partnerships. Teaching thrives on international exchanges of students and staff. The services provided are designed to make international staff and students feel welcome and at home in an academic community. An international campus reinforces the community spirit and provides facilities for students and top researchers from all over the world.

Campus information

The university's medical department is linked to a large teaching hospital located on the Heyendaal campus along with other university buildings such as the Huygensgebouw which contains the Natural Sciences. The Erasmus Tower and the Erasmusgebouw which contain the Faculty of Arts are situated at the south end of the campus next to the sportscenter (USC). Recent building projects included new on-campus residence halls, the sports center and several science buildings.

The new Grotiusgebouw is recently built and will offer more room to the Faculty of Law. The university campus is located next to Heyendaal train station. Frequent shuttle buses connect the university to Nijmegen Central Station and the city centre. Faculties include:

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

Public transport

Trains stop at Nijmegen Central Station and Station Nijmegen Heyendaal. During rush hour bus line 10, the Heyendaal Shuttle, runs every five minutes directly from the central station to campus Heyendaal. Bus line 10 runs only during weekdays and not during holidays and in weekends.


Each year in August/September the university organizes an introduction programme for about 3,500 first-year students, many of which will be looking for a room. A fur­nished room with shared kitchen, toilet and shower facilities will cost approximately up to € 400 rent a month. The number of vacancies is extremely limited, and rooms are hard to find.

The Foundation for Student Accommodation Nijmegen (Stichting Studentenhuisvesting Nijmegen; SSHN) provides accommodation to students from Radboud University Nijmegen. SSHN has approximately 4,000 housing units in 16 different properties and more than 30 buildings in Nijmegen. Radboud University Nijmegen does not offer any assistance to prospective bachelor students looking for accommodation. 


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