Radboud University Nijmegen

World University Rankings 2023
Impact Rankings 2023
World Reputation Rankings 2022
Comeniuslaan 4, 6525 HP Nijmegen, Netherlands

Radboud University is an international university located in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Founded in 1923, Radboud has a strong tradition of high-quality and internationally accredited education and research. Leading academics and excellent professors help you with everything you need at a research university ranked in the top 1% worldwide.

Research-focused university

Radboud University hosts 14 research institutes on campus, many of which are world leading in their field, so your ideas have room to grow. The University is renowned for its high quality education and research and its commitment to a personal approach with its students. Enrolling at a truly excellent institution, you are guaranteed to be offered high-quality programmes.

An international approach to teaching

Renowned for its green campus in the oldest city in the Netherlands, Radboud University counts over 20,000 students, with 1 in 9 students coming from abroad. Our personal style of teaching provides plenty of opportunities to work closely with lecturers and fellow students with a multidisciplinary approach and the flexibility to tailor programmes to your interests.

Radboud University offers 13 Bachelor’s programmes and 36 Master’s programmes fully taught in English as well as the Radboud Summer School. With more than 50 intensive academic courses at the Bachelor's, Master's and PhD level and over 600 participants from 75 countries it is one of the largest summer schools in the Netherlands.


A lively student city

Radboud University is located in Nijmegen, in the heart of Europe. This student city offers many opportunities for relaxation and entertainment with a variety of cultural activities and festivals, numerous museums, galleries, theatre, a concert hall and cinemas, as well as a great number of restaurants and cafés. It is a safe, friendly place to live and study, with the whole of Europe at your doorstep.


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Key statistics

  • 21,979
    Number of FTE Students
  • 56 : 44
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 13%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 17.6
    No. of students per staff
Based on data collected for the (1) 2023 World University Rankings


Subjects taught at Radboud University Nijmegen

  • Arts & humanities

    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Archaeology
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
  • Business & economics

    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Business & Management
    • Accounting & Finance
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Social sciences

    • Geography
    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Sociology
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Medicine & Dentistry
    • Other Health
  • Physical sciences

    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Chemistry
  • Law

    • Law
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Education

    • Education