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Radboud University
Radboud University Nijmegen (RU) is the only full-scale university in the eastern and southern parts of the Netherlands.
Location: 
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Language of Instruction: 
English
Term: 
Academic Year
Spring
Academic Disciplines: 
African/African American Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Communication Studies
Economics
English
Environmental Studies
European Studies
Geography
Germanic Languages & Literatures
Global & International Studies
History
History of Art
Human Sexuality
Linguistics
Philosophy
Political Science
Religious Studies
Sociology
Theatre
Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Program Type: 
Semester or Academic Year
Highlights: 
  • Study in Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands
  • Take classes in English
  • No foreign language proficiency required
  • Open to all majors
Program Summary: 

Radboud University Nijmegen (RU) is the only full-scale university in the eastern and southern parts of the Netherlands. It was established in 1923 and used to be called (Catholic) University of Nijmegen or KU until 2004, when it took its current name. Today it is one of the Netherlands' leading academic communities. It enrolls more than 17,000 students. The international dimension of education and research plays an essential part at the university; students are encouraged to spend part of their studies or their practical training period abroad. University facilities include museums, laboratories, various institutes, the university hospital, computer labs and sports centers.

Location: 

Nijmegen (pronounced nigh-megan) is the oldest city in the Netherlands. In 2005, the city celebrated its 2000th anniversary. Nijmegen is situated close to the German border, on the banks of the river Waal, a branch of the Rhine river. It is also near Eindhoven, Dusseldorf and 70 miles (1.5 hours by train) away from Amsterdam. The 'Valkhof' is the highest point in the city, formerly a castle erected by Charlemagne, it overlooks the river. The typical Dutch polder landscape and rolling hills provide a beautiful panorama. The lively city center now boasts many cultural facilities, monuments, shops, cafes and restaurants, and popular festivals throughout the year.

Academic Information: 

The Radboud University Nijmegen offers over 250 courses in English for international students, and the number of courses increases every year.  

Students must take at least two courses within the Faculty of Arts on subjects such as: American Studies, Art History, Communication Studies, Anthropology, History, Linguistics, and English Literature.

Additional coursework can also be taken within other Faculties in subjects such as: Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Mediterranean Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Women's Studies, and Religious Studies.

Steps to Select Courses at Radboud 
Radboud Faculty of Arts Course Catalog  
Radboud Courses Outside of the Faculty of Arts 
Radboud Course Equivalencies

Housing: 

The International Office at Radboud will help to arrange your accommodation; a furnished room with shared kitchen, toilet and shower facilities will rent for approximately up to € 400 per month. Most rooms are located within a few kilometers from the university, and can easily be reached by bus or bicycle.
 

Life Abroad: 

In addition to regular courses, exchange students go through a 2-week orientation program upon arrival as part of the exchange. The orientation is provided by the International Office and the Radboud International Students (RIS). This orientation period is very important for newly arriving students. It is a great way to meet other students, get to know your way around the campus and city, enroll for courses and for the very popular sports classes, etc. The Dutch students of RIS will help students with practical matters such as buying a 2nd-hand bike, opening a bank account, finding the best places to go out and finding the cheapest shops.

The International Office regularly organizes optional excursions for international and exchange students. Examples of excursions are: Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Maastricht, Delft, Brussels and Leiden. Additionally, Radboud has a Facebook page for International & Exchange students.

Eligibility: 

Open to KU students with Sophomore standing by the beginning of the program who have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. There is no language requirement.

Further Reading: 

 

 

Radboud University Nijmegen: www.ru.nl
Nijmegen Tourist Information: www.vvvnijmegen.nl

Add Course: 
Applying Gender Theories
SOW-VSB9008
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Global Sex: The Travels of Desires, Identities, and Politics
SOW-VSB9047
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Introducing Gender Theories
SOW-VSB9007
Private Notes/Additional Information: 
Katie is going to create a lower level topics course
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Sexuality in Contemporary Media Culture: Pornification, Censorship, and Innocent Pleasure
SOW-VSB9048
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3

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9th among public universities in the country for high quality, low cost study abroad programs — U.S. News & World Report
Longest-running exchange program in Western Hemisphere (begun in 1958) between KU and University of Costa Rica
17th in the nation among public universities for undergraduate participation in study abroad — Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange
1,357 KU students participated in international study, internship, and research programs in 2011-12
Nearly 25 percent of KU undergraduate students participate in a study abroad program prior to graduation
KU students who study abroad graduate in four years at twice the rate of students who do not study abroad
More than 130 study abroad programs in 75 countries, with instruction in all disciplines and 20+ languages
Students can study abroad for an academic year, semester, summer, spring break, or winter break
Programs include international study, internships, service, and research opportunities
Students participating in semester, academic year, and select summer programs fulfill Goal 4.2 of the KU Core curriculum
Students can fulfill major, minor, certificate, elective, and KU Core curriculum requirements abroad
Programs are available for students in every major at KU
Financial aid is applicable to study abroad programs, and most KU scholarships and grants can be applied to study abroad
The Office of Study Abroad and many academic departments offer scholarships to qualified KU students
By studying abroad, students gain a global perspective on the world and strengthen their career opportunities
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times