Tilburg University is located in the city of Tilburg in south-central Holland. Founded in 1927 under the name Roomsch Katholieke Handelshoogeschool, Tilburg University focuses on ‘understanding society’.
Tilburg University offers six fields of study, all deeply based in a research approach to studying. In 2010, just over 13,000 students were enrolled, with approximately 7,000 in undergraduate programmes, and 6,000 in graduate programmes. Just over 1,000 (about 8%) are international students. There are 24 Bachelor’s programmes and 51 Master’s programmes to choose from, with 36 of those being taught in English.
The goal at Tilburg University is to teach the students “so that they are in a position to take on positions of responsibility in our society”. Through “transfer of knowledge to society and the valorization of academic knowledge”, Tilburg University hopes to “inspire students and faculty members to reach their full potential, and in doing so, reap a positive impact on the society around them”.
Requirements for Bachelor’s programmes at Tilburg University vary.
Diploma requirements apply, as do language and math level requirements. Make sure you check the link to your specific programme to verify what you'll need.
You can find general information about the application and admission for international students as well.
Tilburg University also offers research Master’s and PhD programmes.
If you’re applying for a programme that’s taught in Dutch, there are specific Dutch language requirements. There are also English requirements for international students.
For programmes that are taught in English, a good verbal and written command of that language is essential. Therefore all students have to do an English proficiency test. The minimum requirements are:
The certificates have to be recent: not older than two years.
However, an English proficiency test is NOT required if:
Be sure to look at your specific faculty’s website as well to find out if there are any other requirements that you may need to fulfill.
Tuition fees are determined by the Minister of Education and may change from year to year as well as from program to program. Check to see what the cost for your year of study and program is.
When applying for an exchange program, please make sure that your application form, including all necessary documents, reaches the university administration office before:
Spring semester (2011/2012): 31 October 2011
Full academic year (2012/2013): 31 May 2012
Autumn semester (2012/2013): 31 May 2012
Deadlines for application deadlines for all international programs, including Bachelor’s and Master’s programs vary depending upon which program you’re applying to, your nationality, and whether or not you’re also applying for a scholarship. Deadlines and other information can be found by clicking on the link to your specific program. Specific deadlines may apply depending on the program so be sure to double-check dates in case your program has other requirements.
It is important to know who to contact at Tilburg University if you have any questions. Exchange students can contact their faculty or the International office for help and information.
Bacheor’s students can contact a number of resources with questions about their study at Tilburg University.
Master’s students can contact a varitey of resources they can contact for information and questions about their program.
The International student support office is also a good resource to use for questions or concerns you may have before and after you arrive to the Netherlands.
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