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Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
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Why should I study here?

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. 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 contribute to society.

What are the admissions criteria?

The rolling admissions period is from October 1st to May 1st.  Psychology is a numerous-fixes program with a January 15 deadline. Applicants first complete the study link information and then apply online with the school.  As with all Dutch universities, a high school diploma that is equivalent to the Dutch VWO is required.  For US students, this requires an IB diploma and 4 APs with scores of 3+ or one year of college credits. Applicants from other countries can check the requirements for VWO level equivalency here

The programs related to business, economics, and computer science also have a math requirement, which can be met through an AP Calc score of 3+ or a math entrance exam. Psychology, Sociology, HR, and Global Management of Social Issues also have a math requirement, met through 4 years of math in high school or a two-month math class on campus at the beginning of the program.

What is student life like?

The Buddy System program at Tilburg seems more comprehensive than similar programs elsewhere. During orientation week. International students are assigned to students who help with acclimation.  They also organize a dinner every two weeks throughout the year. There is an abundance of student associations and organizations.  These include groups related to the arts, culture, sports, politics, philosophy, and, of course, social activities and events. There are also groups specifically for international students. Tilburg has more than 30 sports associations, and students can join the Sports Center for 20 euros per month, with lower fees with a six-month or twelve-month membership. Tilburg University College: In addition to all the amenities and social options provided by Tilburg University, the students at the university college have their own association, called Extra Muros. This association plans lecture series, study trips, and social events such as parties, galas, and dinners.

Scholarships & Funding

Non-EU students in the Global Management of Social Issues program are eligible to apply for a 10,000 euro merit-based scholarship that is awarded as a monthly allowance. Non-EU students can also apply for the 5,000 euro merit-based Holland Scholarship.

Housing options.

Tilburg doesn't offer housing but does work with an external company that helps students find housing.  The cost for a furnished room through this company is 460 euros. There is also a student residence in a town called Talent Square.  It has 250 rooms for international students in Tilburg.  

Students have a single room with a private bathroom and share a kitchen with four other international students.  Wifi and utilities are included in the cost of 470 per month. Tilburg University College: There is a residential option given to students for 5500 euros per academic year.

Dining information

There is a large selection of food options on campus, including a pizza place, two cafeterias, two sandwich shops, a place serving Turkish food, a Starbucks, and two restaurants.

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