Why do we humans do what we do? What triggers our thoughts and feelings? Is our behaviour caused by our personality, social environment, or influenced by genes, hormones and neurons?
Interested in these questions? Then studying Psychology is the right choice for you!
Psychology is about analysing peoples behaviour, thoughts and emotions. In Nijmegen, you'll learn to do so from neurobiological-, developmental- and clinical-, and socio-cultural psychological perspectives.
Psychologists have highly varied job opportunities:healthcare, education, human resources management, government policy information, training and coaching, sports, communication, marketing, advertising and in research.
As a psychologist you are committed to the quality of life, for individuals, groups, and thus to society.Bachelor's programme in Psychology
The theoretical learning path combines three subdomains:
You'll develop a curious, critical, systematic and independent working attitude. Skills you'll learn to master during the programme:
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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.Take IELTS test
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.
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).
You need to have sufficient previous education in the Netherlands or abroad, as demonstrated by a diploma. This holds true for the Dutch-taught programme track as well as for the English-taught track.
For the English programme track, you additionally need sufficient proficiency in English.
International diplomas will be assessed individually to determine whether the level is sufficient. This assessment includes factors like the school you attended, whether you took English and Mathematics and the grades.
If the level is sufficient, then you could be directly admissible or additional conditions may apply (such as taking an English or Mathematics test). For accepted English and Mathematics tests, please see our website.
Should you be admissible or conditionally admissible, then your application will be included in the selection procedure. Radboud University has set a fixed number (numerus fixus) of 550 students for the Bachelor's programme in Psychology. In case more applicants apply, a selection will be carried out.
For the English programme track, you'll need to demonstrate sufficient proficiency in English. This requirement is fulfilled when you meet one of the following conditions:
There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Please check which scholarship is applicable in your case.
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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