• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Do you want to know how climate change affects biodiversity? Or how to improve diagnosis and treatment of human diseases? Are you fascinated by evolution, the human brain, genetics and ecology? Biology at Radboud University is what you are looking for.
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Programme overview

The Bachelor's programme in Biology gives you a wide range of curriculum choices, and allows you to focus on the topics that you are passionate about. The programme is connected to the specialisations offered by the Biology and Medical Biology Master's programmes. You will be able to explore the field before deciding on one of seven specialisations.

As a student, you do an internship with one of the Radboud University research groups. During this three-month internship you’ll develop research skills and be involved in the leading research conducted at our university. You will also be able to make use of state-of-the-art research facilities, including green houses, the Phytotron (root laboratory), and scanners for measuring brain activity.

What will you learn?

  • Develop an understanding of the entire field of biology by following courses from all learning trajectories
  • Specialise in one of seven tracks, and get in-depth knowledge of your specific track

  • Learn how to put knowledge into practice

  • Gain experience in designing, conducting and presenting your research

Career prospects

Graduates from this programme could find work in a variety of job positions:

  • Researcher for universities, hospitals, research institutes (RIVM, TNO), or companies
  • Teacher in secondary school or higher education
  • Consultant for a consultancy company
  • Consultant for companies in agriculture and pharmaceutical industry (AkzoNobel, DSM)
  • Policy maker for a non-profit organization, environment federation, or government
  • Project leader/manager in a business or other organisation.

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

Courses include:

  • Animal Evolution and Adaptation
  • Animal Physiology
  • Biodiversity
  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Cellular Biochemistry Microbiology
  • Ecology
  • Evolution and Development of Plants
  • Genetics Statistics
  • Genomics and Big Data
  • Histology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • If you have a non-Dutch Secondary School degree, your previous education will be assessed by the Admissions Officer of the Faculty of Science to determine whether it is of sufficient level. 
  • If the level is sufficient, then you could be directly admissible or additional conditions may apply (e.g. taking an English or Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry or Physics test). For accepted English tests, have a look at the language requirements. For Biology, Mathematics (A or B), Chemistry or Physics tests: we accept the VWO tests in these subjects from the CCVX and Boswell-Bèta.
  • Language requirements
  • Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11471 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11471 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Nijmegen

  • 800 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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