Radboud University

Artificial Intelligence, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition Fee
    9879 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English


Are you interested both in people and computers? Are you able to think accurately and logically? Do you like to get your teeth into difficult assignments? Then look here to see if you meet the requirements for the Bachelor's programme in Artificial Intelligence.

Human-computer interactions

To come and study Artificial Intelligence you must be interested in the interaction between humans and computers. In order to build smart computers and robots, knowledge about the human brain is useful.

Take an example. The requirements for passport photos are very strict; you shouldn’t laugh, your ears must be visible; you have to take of your spectacles and you must look straight at the camera. This is necessary because what you see at a single glance – person and photo match – is a complicated puzzle for a computer scanning the passport.

People are champions in rapidly recognising and detecting patterns – independently whether it concerns faces, letters or sounds. How do they do that? And, could we teach machines this trick too? These are the kind of issues the Bachelor's programme in Artificial Intelligence tackles.

World-class environment

The Bachelor's programme in Artificial Intelligence at Radboud University has a distinct cognitive focus. You will study human cognition to understand and model artificial intelligence, with the aim of one day creating things like smarter computers and robots.

Radboud University is known around the world for its research in cognitive science and artificial intelligence, and you will get taught by some of the best of the best!

Broaden your horizons

Radboud University offers you the exciting opportunity to study or do an internship abroad as part of your Bachelor’s programme. Spending time abroad during your studies is a great way to develop yourself, have exciting new experiences, and gain a competitive advantage with future employers. International experience can be valuable in many ways, and we encourage all of our students to look at the possibilities available for going abroad.

Top rated university

Radboud University holds the title for Best General University in the Netherlands in the Dutch university information guide Keuzegids Universiteiten.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

At Radboud University in Nijmegen, you follow science subjects like mathematics and computer science, but also psychology, neurology, logic, linguistics and philosophy. With this knowledge, you develop computer models of the human cognition as well as intelligent computer programs that are able to execute tasks autonomously.

In the first year, you become acquainted with the main subjects giving you an idea about the programme and the field of study. You develop a study attitude wherein taking initiative, logical thinking and creativity occupy the centre stage. 

And if you doubt your choice, at Radboud University it is easy to change to a related programme. As many fields come together in the Bachelor's programme in Artificial Intelligence, you can easily switch to the Bachelor's programme in Psychology with very few or no delay at all. The student advisor can help you making the right choice.

To get an idea, the first year courses you'll take include:

  • Kaleidoscope: research in AI
  • Mathematics 1A
  • Statistics for AI
  • Introduction Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction Human-Computer-Interaction
  • Introduction Robotics
  • Introduction Artificial Intelligence
  • Formal Thinking: logic and informatics
  • Programming
  • Object Orientation
  • Introduction to Brain and Cognition



English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

1. A completed Bachelor's degree  in Artificial Intelligence or a related programme with a comparable content. An acceptable applicant should have some knowledge of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence techniques, Mathematics, and some Cognitive Science.

2. English proficiency

  • Are a citizen of Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, UK, USA;
  • Completed a three-year Bachelor's programme at a Dutch university;
  • Completed a Bachelor's programme taught in English in: EU/EEA-countries, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or USA; or
  • Completed a Master's programme at a Dutch university of applied sciences (HBO).
  • A TOEFL score of >=575 (paper based) or >=90 (internet based)
  • An IELTS score of >=6.5
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9879 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9879 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.

Living costs for Nijmegen

880 - 1,400 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Please check which scholarship is applicable in your case.

Radboud Scholarship programme

The Radboud Scholarship Programme offers a select number of talented prospective non-EU/EEA students the opportunity to receive a scholarship to pursue a Bachelor's degree at Radboud University. The Radboud Scholarship Programme is very selective and is only intended for talented students who have obtained outstanding study results and are highly motivated to pursue a Bachelor's degree at Radboud University.

Visit our programme website for more information!

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