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    RADBOUD UNIVERSITY - [RU], NIJMEGEN, GELDERLAND - ADMISSION

    Nijmegen, GelderlandLocation
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    EStd 1923established year
    19954enrollment
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    Radboud University 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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    Established in 1655, Radboud University is an internationally and student-oriented research university. With more than 22,976 students, it has 14.9% international freshmen as of October 2019. In total 10.6% of international students form a part of the student body.

    One of the top universities in the Netherlands, it offers 38 bachelor and 59 master programs. It is a proud alma mater of Nobel Laureates Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov.

    Radboud University invites admission applications by April 1 for non-EEA students and May 1 for EEA students. Application deadlines may vary for some master’s degrees.

    • Applicants are required to initially apply with Studielink subsequently followed by Osiris application.
    • International applicants must submit Certified English Translations of the transcripts, if required.
    • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline for registering for a bachelor's program has been extended to June 1, 2020, and is accepting iBT TOEFL Home Edition scores as proof of English Language Proficiency.
    • Applicants not meeting the eligibility criteria are offered admission on a conditional basis if they showcase their ability to succeed academically.

    Highlights

    Application Portal Studielink and Osiris Application
    Application Fee Master’s Programs - 75 EUR
    Master’s Program in BA - 150 EUR
    Enrolled Students 22,976
    Number of Programs Offered 38 Bachelor and 59 Master
    Academic Calendar Semester Based
    Work Experience Not mandatory
    Financial aid Dutch Ministry Grants, Loans and Scholarships

    Radboud University Application Deadlines

    Students are requested to submit their application prior to the deadlines for them to be considered for admission. The university does not entertain late application.

    Applicant type Deadline
    Bachelor’s Programs January 15
    August 31 (Applicants with previous Dutch Education)
    Graduate Non-EU/EEA applicants April 1
    Graduate EU/EEA applicants Recommended deadline: May 1
    Final deadline: July 1
    Master’s Programs with February Intake Non-EEA students: November 1
    EEA students: December 1

    Radboud University International Student Admissions

    It accepts international students from around the world. In total 10.6% of international students form a part of the student body. The admission process for international students is the same as that of domestic students however requires some additional requirements.

    Application Portal:

    • Create a request for enrolment through Studielink
    • Upload documents through Osiris Application

    Application Fee:

    • Undergraduate: N/A
    • Graduate: 75 EUR (Business Administration - 150 EUR)

    Admission Requirements: Applicants are required to submit the following documents for Radboud University admissions -

    • Completed Application
    • Official Transcripts
      • VWO diploma equivalent Transcripts
      • Bachelor’s or Master’s Transcripts (Graduate admissions)
      • Must be sent directly to the college.
      • Should be accompanied by Certified English Translations if not in English.
      • Course-by-Course evaluation from a third party such as World Education Services or similar.
    • English /Dutch Proficiency Scores
    • Letters of Recommendation (Graduate)
    • Motivation Letter
    • CV
    • Course Descriptions of Finished and Unfinished courses
    • Copy of Passport
    • Nuffic Certificate - Chinese Applicants
    • There may be programs specific requirements

    English/Dutch language Proficiency Test Scores

    To meet the admission requirements of certain programs one must have a certain level of English proficiency. Proficiency can be proved via certain diplomas or by successfully completing an English language test.

    You can prove your language proficiency by obtaining one of the following diplomas:

    • A Dutch VWO diploma
    • An International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • European Baccalaureate Diploma with English language 2 or English language 1.
    • An American High school diploma
    • GCE A-Levels
    • A diploma equivalent to or higher than the Dutch VWO diploma.

    The scores required differ for programs, applicants must check before applying to a particular program.

    Test Bachelor’s Programs Master’s Programs
    IELTS 6.0 6.5
    TOEFL IBT 80 90

    For Dutch-taught programs, applicants need to demonstrate proficiency in the Dutch language by submitting scores of either of the tests mentioned below:

    • Staatsexamen NT2 Programma II
    • Het Profiel Professionele Taalvaardigheid (PPT), het Profiel Taalvaardigheid Hoger Onderwijs (PTHO) of het Profiel Academische Taalvaardigheid (PAT)

    Visa process for International Students

    International applicants need to apply for a student visa to study in the Netherlands upon acceptance to a program. You need to submit the following documents while applying for your residence permit:

    • A copy of your valid passport
      • September Intake: valid until May 1, the next year
      • February Intake: valid until October 1, next year.
    • The (un) conditional admission letter.
      • Bachelor and pre Master's/Master’s students need the official conditional or unconditional offer letter or email from the university
    • Declaration of criminal record.
      • Declares that you do not have any criminal records.
    • Declaration of intent to undergo a tuberculosis(TB) test.
      • By signing this form you are agreeing that you will undergo a TB test after your arrival in the Netherlands.
    • Proof of financial stability.
      • You will need 900 Euros per month

    Radboud University Undergraduate Admissions

    It offers around 38 Bachelors Programs in the fields of Business, Artificial Intelligence, Biology, Psychology, etc. Applicants must have the English/Dutch Language Proficiency according to the medium of instruction of the program.

    Application Portal:

    • Create a request for enrolment through Studielink
    • Upload documents through Osiris Application

    Application Fee: N/A

    Admission Requirements: Applicants are required to submit the following documents for Radboud University admissions -

    • Completed Application
    • Official Transcripts
      • VWO diploma equivalent Transcripts
    • CV
    • Program-specific requirements, if any.
    • Prerequisite programs, if required

    Radboud University Postgraduate Admissions

    It offers 59 master’s programs. Some programs are taught in English whereas most of the programs are taught in Dutch. Those applicants who do not fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria need to take pre-masters programs.

    Application Portal:

    • Create a request for enrolment through Studielink
    • Upload documents through Osiris Application

    Application Fee: 75 EUR (Business Administration - 150 EUR)

    Admission Requirements: Applicants are required to submit the following documents for Radboud University graduate admissions -

    • Completed Application
    • Official Transcripts of Bachelor’s Degree
    • Course Description of Unfinished Courses
    • Course Description of Finished Courses
    • Motivation Letter
    • References , Number varies with programs
    • CV

    Academic Requirements for some of the master’s programs are tabulated below:

    Course Academic Requirements
    Master's in Anthropology and Development studies Bachelor's degree in Anthropology or Development Studies or Non-Western Sociology
    Master's specialization in Tourism and Culture Bachelor's degree in one of the given courses: Archeology, Art history, History, Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Media Studies,
    Communication and Information Studies, English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Classical Languages, Philosophy, Liberal Arts or a related discipline.
    Master's specialization in Financial Economics Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Economics from Radboud University or Bachelor's degree in a similar field from another Dutch or international university.
    Master's specialization in Human biology In order to get admission to this particular program, you will need to complete a Bachelor's degree in Medical Biology or Molecular Life Sciences or
    Biomedical Sciences or Biology with a minor in Medical Biology, Neurobiology of Medicine

    Applicants will receive admission decisions approximately three weeks after submitting the complete application in the online system Osiris Application. One can upload documents and submit a complete application up to 56 days after registration. After this period, if you have not submitted your application, it will be canceled.

    FAQ

    Ques. How do I pay the application fee?

    Ans. The application fee can be paid by direct bank transfer, credit card or iDeal.

    Ques. How can I apply to Radboud University?

    Ans. In order to apply for a study program at Radboud University, you can go to Studielink and submit a request for enrolment. Then you will receive login details for our online application system Osiris, where you will upload your application documents.

    Ques. What are the application deadlines to apply for admissions?

    Ans. For non-EEA students, the deadline is 1 April and 1 May for EEA students. Some Master's programs offer a February start. The application deadline for the February start is 1 November for non-EEA students, and 1 December for EEA students

    Ques. Is it possible to apply for more than one study program at the same time?

    Ans. Yes, it is possible to apply for more than one study program. For each program, you need to submit a new application at Studielink.

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