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Nijmegen is becoming increasingly international

Announcements 9 November 2016, 14:49

As a result of a research based on the 2016-2017 enrolments, we are happy to announce a noticeable increase in the percentage of first-year international students at Radboud University. The rate of these students grew to 21%, compared to the 12% of last year.

International students in NijmegenAs a result of a research based on the 2016-2017 enrolments, we are happy to announce a noticeable increase in the percentage of first-year international students at Radboud University. The rate of these students grew to 21%, compared to the 12% of last year.

Thanks to the establishment of six brand new English-language Bachelor’s degree programmes in this academic year, Radboud University has seen an increase in the number of international students. The addition of new programmes brings up to 8 the numbers of English taught programmes, out of 37 Bachelor’s degree programmes at Radboud University this academic year.

The number of first-year European students who did their prior education abroad (744) has more than doubled with respect to last year, and the number of first-year students from outside Europe has increased by more than 50% (194). These students come from 78 different countries. Within Europe, the majority of international students are from Germany (534), Italy (33), and Romania (19). Beyond Europe, Brazil takes the lead (19), followed by China (16) and Vietnam (16).

About Nijmegen

Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands, is situated on a range of hills near the River Waal. The surrounding area features hills, woods and polders, creating a varied countryside offering a range of recreational opportunities to both citizens and tourists.

Today, it has some 165,000 inhabitants and is a safe and friendly place with a rich social and cultural life.

Situated close to the German border, Nijmegen lies on the banks of the River Waal, a branch of the Rhine. A recent survey found that local people regard students as enriching their city and find them friendly and lively. The students themselves appreciate the green surroundings and the many opportunities that the city offers for relaxation and entertainment.

Radboud University

Radboud University is located in Nijmegen. This research university is often included in the world’s most reputable university rankings, such as ARWU, QS, and THE. The institution offers a broad range of international Master’s programmes, as well as academic Bachelor’s courses in Business and Economics. Over 19,000 students study at Radboud’s innovative, green campus in Nijmegen. The university also features excellent facilities, including libraries, laboratories, a gymnasium, and a modern sports centre.

Strong emphasis on scientific research is a critical aspect of education at Radboud. This is evident in the fact that the university is home to several international research institutes. NanoLab Nijmegen, Donders institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and the Institute for Psycholinguistics: Max Planck, are all located on the campus.

More information

Students that are interested in studying at Radboud University can explore its programmes and green campus in Nijmegen during informational events. They can also meet the university’s representatives at educational fairs hosted in their home countries. For more details regarding these events, please visit the “Events and Visits” page on the university’s website.

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