The Radboud University is quite a large university with over 19,000 students currently enrolled, which makes it slight larger than UAlbany. Besides these students, there are also approximately 1,850 international students currently in Nijmegen. Radboud U
- Nijmegen, Netherlands
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
- The bilateral exchange agreement between the State University of New York at Albany and the Radboud University Nijmegen offers UAlbany students the opportunity to study for one or two semesters at one of the finest universities in the Netherlands. A recent nationwide study among Dutch higher education institutions in 2011 stated that students from the Radboud University are most satisfied with their university.
Why study in the Netherlands?
1. Dutch higher education and research have a good reputation worldwide
2. Dutch universities are internationally oriented
3. The Netherlands is a gateway to Europe
4. The Dutch speak good English, so it is easy to communicate
5. The Netherlands offers a diverse and safe environment
The Radboud University is quite a large university with over 19,000 students currently enrolled, which makes it slight larger than UAlbany. Besides these students, there are also approximately 1,850 international students currently in Nijmegen. Radboud University consists of seven different faculties: 1. Faculty of Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies 2. Faculty of Arts 3. Faculty of Law 4. Faculty of Social Sciences 5. Faculty of Science 6. Nijmegen School of Management 7. Faculty of Medical Sciences You are mostly free in your choice in terms of preferred courses and faculties, but you are obliged to take at least two courses at the Faculty of Arts, since the bilateral exchange agreement is originally established from the Faculty of Arts in Nijmegen. Besides these two mandatory courses at the Faculty of Arts, you are able to participate in courses offered by other faculties present at the Radboud University. Knowledge of the Dutch language is not required, as every student and professor has a proficient command of the English language. In addition, the Radboud University offers more than 250 courses that are fully taught in English across the seven faculties. Two academic features that are characteristic of the Radboud University are the informal relationship between students and professors and the fact that the university is a close-knit community despite the fact that the university is quite large in terms of the number of currently enrolled students. Many courses are being taught on a small scale which creates a more productive learning climate as it allows for more interaction between students and professors. The Radboud University has recently developed special Certificate Programs (RCP) for international students. These programs are partially based on the popularity of the current courses among international students and have been clustered thematically. These Certificate Programs will broaden your knowledge because these programs are mostly interdisciplinary of character. That is, these programs allow you to follow courses from other faculties than your own. The Radboud Certificate Programs (RCP) consist of three to five coherent modules of approximately 20 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System). After successful completion of a Certificate Program you will receive an official certificate.
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- Setting Description:
- For exchange students, there are two possible ways to arrange accommodation in Nijmegen: 1. The Housing department of the International Office can assist you. A request for assistance can be made by indicating on your online application that you need housing. The Housing department will do its utmost to find housing for you, but cannot give any guarantees. 2. You can search for accommodation yourself. You can download ‘Searching for Accommodation', on Radboud University's website, which provides useful information on finding rooms in Nijmegen. A furnished room with shared kitchen, toilet and shower facilities will rent for approximately up to €400 per month (about $520 Dollars per month). In addition, there are cafeterias on campus where students can get meals. However, many Dutch and international students choose to prepare meals for themselves in their own accommodation which offers shared kitchens
- We aim to keep study abroad as affordable as possible. Please see our website for more details.