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Tilburg University is known for degree programmes in Business, Economics, Finance, Law, and Social Sciences. The university’s outstanding reputation in these areas was reaffirmed in 2015 based on its high scores in global and national university rankings. These great results maintain the institution’s status as one of the leading specialised research universities in Europe and the world.


New international students applying for a Research Master’s programme at Tilburg University can take advantage of diverse scholarship opportunities. Most of the bursaries offered can cover a substantial part of tuition fees and living expenses throughout the study term.


Tilburg University has begun offering a new English-taught Bachelor’s programme in Global Management of Social Issues as of 2015. In its first year, the programme saw 60 students enroll from 21 different countries, 75% of which came to the Netherlands from abroad. International students wishing to join this programme next year can benefit from 10 new scholarships which will cover living expenses and are worth € 10,000 a year, saving students up to € 30,000 in total for all 3 years of studying.


Tilburg University invites you to attend its Summer School in July and August, 2015. The summer classes offer a wide range of academic and language courses and include a number of social events which will help you explore the Netherlands and meet new people from all over the world.


Tilburg University invites you to visit the Netherlands on February 28th, 2015 to attend its Bachelor’s Open Day. This event will help you to get a clear understanding of what it’s like to study at the university and will be showcasing both international and Dutch courses that start in the 2015-2016 academic year.



Tilburg University offers numerous bursaries to new international students that have applied for a research Master’s (MSc, MA or LLM) programme at one of its four schools. In many cases these scholarships partially cover living expenses and also can function as a tuition waiver for non-EU students paying an institutional fee.


Learning Dutch is popular amongst international students: 35 percent of international students decide to follow one of the Dutch classes the Language Centre offers at Tilburg University.


Tuition fees: Smart marketing trick? Students outside the European Economic Area (EEA) have to cough up large tuition fees to study at Tilburg University.


Five years ago, Yorn Soeteman (22, Business studies) started the website budgetgaming.nl, a price comparison website for video games. This is the first portrait in a series about Young Inventors at Tilburg University.


The average price for student rooms has gone up by 8% to €259 in Tilburg over the past year. The price rise is greater than in other student cities, according to survey results of intermediary website for rooms, kamernet.nl.