Tilburg University

Tilburg University contributes to solving social issues. We achieve this mainly by developing and transferring knowledge and bringing together people from various disciplines and organizations. Therefore we have invited companies, organizations, government, and citizens to work together with us to develop new insights and solutions which create value for society.

Top reasons to study here

  • Top quality: Tilburg University regularly takes a leading position in the international rankings
  • At Tilburg University, we want to inspire you to reach your full potential and, in doing so, have a positive impact on the world around you.
  • Tilburg is rightly proud of its reputation as a center of learning.

About

History

In 1927, the then named Roomsch Katholieke Handelshoogeschool, with 5 professors and 8 lecturers, opened its doors to 28 Economics students. In 2017 Tilburg University celebrates its 90th anniversary.

Education

The educational profile of Tilburg University is built on three pillars: knowledge, skills and character. Besides in-depth academic knowledge and professional expertise, a great deal of attention is paid to the development of skills and (moral) character. As a student, you are continuously encouraged to come up with creative ideas and to think beyond conventional solutions and methodologies. In-class discussions and group work keep you actively engaged and involved. You will be educated to become a thinker who dares to act and actively contributes to society.

Research

Quality, innovation, making connections, internationalization, and effectiveness drive our research and teaching. The basis is a high-quality research in the fields of:

  • Economics and management
  • Law
  • Humanities
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Theology
  • This research meets international quality standards.

Societal impact

We focus on social issues from various disciplines: the complexity of subjects like pensions and the aging population, security, sustainability, the labor market, and care requires an integral approach.

Career

The Student Career Center offers a wide range of information about applying for jobs and about the labor market, enabling you to get a clear and realistic picture of your options and opportunities. It offers you the opportunity to improve your job application and communication skills and to obtain insight into who you are, what you want, and what you can do. As a student, you can make use of a range of career services: 

  • You can take part in workshops and training courses
  •  You can join career events and meet companies on campus
  • Study-choice and career advisors offer individual study-choice and career guidance

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
412 -93
2019
319 38
2018
357
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
-
2019
201 -6
2018
195
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
-
2019
468 23
2018
491
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The Student Desk can help you with the following administrative issues:

  • Enrollment
  • Tuition
  • Study progress
  • Late registration for written examinations
  • Tilburg University card
  • Graduation
  • Diplomas
  • Grade transcripts
The Study Abroad & Exchange office has office hours for students who have been selected for an exchange, students who have returned from an exchange, and current incoming exchange students. 

Housing services

Although Tilburg University does not offer student accommodation, we will do our utmost to assist you. 

The university has compiled some helpful information on privately rented accommodation.

Library services

The Tilburg University Library has over 800,000 books, journals and other publications in paper and digital form. Moreover, the Tilburg University network offers you free access to all major scientific databases and digital journals. WorldCat Local allows you to easily find, access, and borrow publications available at Tilburg University, in other libraries in the Netherlands, and worldwide.

ICT services

Students can use one of the many study areas on campus to prepare for lectures and exams. Most study areas have both individual and group workspaces, offering computers with Internet access and wireless zones and plug-in connections for use with your laptop.

Medical services

Medical costs can be high in the Netherlands, especially if you require specialized care at a hospital. Dutch law requires you to have adequate healthcare and third party liability insurance. 

If you are from one of the countries of the European Union and possess a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), you may not be required to have Dutch public healthcare insurance. 

Student Life

Campus life

Tilburg University has a compact green campus in beautiful wooded surroundings. Almost all activities are concentrated here. Communication lines between students and university staff are short. The campus has a modern library with state-of-the-art study- and work spaces. Spread around campus there are over 650 individual and group workstations, some of which are located outside! 

Sports facilities

The modern Tilburg University Sports Center with its extensive indoor and outdoor accommodation offers a wide variety of sporting opportunities. In addition to the classes and activities with professional supervision offered at the Sports Center, you can also work out individually. You can thoroughly unwind in our Finnish sauna with roof terrace or enjoy a drink in the T-Sports café. Membership also gives you free access to fitness T-Kwadraat, three municipal swimming pools in Tilburg, and the Ireen Wüst Ice Skating Rink. And all of this at a great student rate!

Student clubs

Tilburg University has various study-related associations that organize both social and professional events. These study associations are program-specific.

Every School in the University has its own School Council, which represents students, lecturers and support staff. The School Councils take decisions on educational, research-related, strategic, and financial issues.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO)

Student Reviews

Tilburg has been amazing
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Campus is amazing! It offers a lot of green spots, perfect for summer time. Moreover, university offers a lot of international programs and there are more than 60 different nationalities so you would have an opportunity to learn about new cultures and customs.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Tilburg University has a beautiful campus with state-of-the-art equipment and a lot of available workspaces with computers. It is a green campus with a nice atmosphere. The professors are much more approachable than at other universities and the living costs are among the lowest within the Netherlands.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Teachers are very approachable! The university is beautifully located near a forest, but still close to the city center.

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