• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Do you often wonder about the mechanisms that drive societal issues around the world and wish to acquire the analytical skills to investigate and understand them? Would you love to study in an international environment with students and staff from different parts of the world? Then Comparative European History at Radboud University is the right choice for you.
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Programme overview

The Bachelor's programme in Comparative European History focuses on the fundamental socio-economic, demographic, political and cultural topics that are still relevant for society today. These topics include migration, identity, frontiers, inclusion and exclusion and religion among others. The programme takes an interdisciplinary approach to history from a comparative, issue-driven perspective.

As a student you will study in an international atmosphere, with an international staff of leading researchers in the humanities. You will also benefit from a mentor to help you guide you in your studies.

Would you like to know if you are eligible to be admitted to this programme? Take our E-Check and instantly get an insight in your eligibility: echeck.ru.nl

What will you learn?

  • Gain a theoretical background in the field of history, and explore different stages of European history

  • Connect historical processes to modern day events and uncover the importance of these processes over time

  • Get valuable experience in conducting and presenting research


Our BA programme provides you with a skillset that will facilitate your acceptance into a variety of Master's trajectories and will be an invaluable asset for your professional career.

Our graduates could find work as:

  • Government official
  • Teacher
  • Researcher
  • Heritage professional
  • Journalist for newspapers and magazines

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    EU/EEA: 1 May: Recommended deadline: if you are admitted, assistance in finding housing is provided 

  • 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:

  • Ancient History 
  • Early Modern History 
  • Introduction to Comparative European History
  • Medieval History
  • Writing History
  • Modern History 
  • Philosophy of History

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 completed, or are about to complete a study programme abroad, then your diploma will be assessed on an individual basis in order to determine whether your previous education allows for admission. Should your diploma allow for admission, then you could be directly admissible or additional conditions may apply. You will receive more information on these additional requirements during your application procedure.
  • English language requirements: As the language of instruction in our programme is English, you will need sufficient proficiency in English.
  • 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

    8342 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8342 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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