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Tilburg University

  • 367 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 244 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 300 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 373 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 293 QS World University Rankings 2015
Campus setting Urban
Living cost USD 1,345 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 8%
Institution type Public

About Tilburg University

Tilburg University (Dutch: Universiteit van Tilburg) or TiU is a public research university, specializing in the social and behavioral sciences, economics, law, business sciences, theology and humanities, located in Tilburg in the southern part of the Netherlands. TiU was established in 1927 with a current student population of about 14,000 students, about 8 per cent of whom are international students. TiU offers both Dutch-taught and English-taught programs.

TiU’s goal is to actively contribute to society, making things better for all citizens. TiU has always actively promoted ways to firmly embed education and research in society. Its mission of Understanding Society is based on the Christian and humanist root traditions. Important basic principles are sustainability and diversity in the context of corporate social responsibility. Tilburg University is convinced that it can contribute to solving social issues by developing and transferring knowledge and bringing together people from various disciplines and organizations.

Tilburg university offers high-quality academic programs in different fields. These unique programs provide outstanding academics. These programs are under the following schools:

  • Tilburg School of Economics and Management
  • Tilburg Law School
  • School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Theology
  • TiasNimbas Business School

Campus information

Tilburg University has a green, compact campus in beautiful wooded surroundings. TiU's campus has a modern library with state-of-the-art study and work space. Across the campus there are cybercafés, e-learning centers, and modern individual and group work space. At TiU, studying and playing sports can be easily combined. At the Sports Center, there are organized sports activities in approximately 45 different sports. Moreover, talented student athletes and a number of ‘varsity sports' such as field hockey and rowing are comprehensively supported by the university.

By Train

  • Visitors travelling by stop-train (from Eindhoven, Breda and 's-Hertogenbosch) can take the 'Tilburg Universiteit' NS train station which is just a few minutes walking from Tilburg University.
  • Travellers on fast intercity trains need to get off the train at 'Tilburg Centraal Station' (downtown) and can reach Tilburg University from there by cab approximately € 15, bus (bus line 4), or a connecting stop-train to 'Tilburg Universiteit'.

By Bus

  • From train station Tilburg, the Tilburg University can be reached by taking bus number 4 (7 days a week). Travelers need to get off at bus stop 'Universiteit van Tilburg'.
  • Bus number 2, 3 and 131 can also be taken to bus stop 'Conservatoriumlaan': from there on travelers need to walk westwards some 400 meters along the Professor Cobbenhagenlaan. The campus can also be reached by bus from train station Tilburg Reeshof: bus '4 Elisabeth Zkh'.
  • All names of the bus stops will be mentioned electonically and will be shown digitally.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 5 Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Business, Management 3 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Law 1


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