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Loyola Exchange-Radboud University Nijmegen
Nijmegen, Netherlands (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
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Radboud University               
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

University Highlights                  

  • Bike like a local, experience life in a typical Dutch town
  • Make international friends at a large university (17,000 students) with 200 courses offered in English

  • Easily explore Europe, bike to the German border, hop on a 1 hour shuttle to Dusseldorf Airport.

University and Location
Radboud University is a leading Dutch academic institution located in Nijmegen, a small historic city in the Southeastern part of the Netherlands, near the German border. With a strong emphasis on internationalization, Radboud offers a large selection of courses in English that correspond with Loyola degree plans. Nijmegen's central location makes it an ideal home base for traveling around Europe.

Over two-hundred courses taught in English in a wide variety of subjects. Loyola students can choose from most disciplines, but must enroll in at least two courses from the Faculty of the Arts. For more information on the academic programs available, explore the Course Catalog (ECTS Guide).
NOTE: Radboud may categorize courses differently than Loyola does. For example, a course on Dutch History is taught at Radboud's School of Management.

Credits and Grading
Students must take between 24 and 30 ECTS credits (12-15 credits at Loyola). The average course load is 4-6 courses per semester.

The following grade conversion chart is approximate:

stroopwafel [s?ndy°, flickr]
Dutch Grade   Loyola Grade
8.5 - 10   A+
7.5 - 8.4   A
7 - 7.4   B+
6.5 – 6.9   B
6 – 6.4   C
5.5 – 5.9   D
0 – 5.4   F

Stroopwafel [s?ndy°, flickr]
Academic Calendar
Fall semester: September through January. Arrangements for early examination are offered to Loyola University students attending Nijmegen in the fall.
Spring semester: early February through early July. 

Before the beginning of each semester there is an orientation week for new exchange students which includes campus and city tours and other social events. All selected students are required to attend. Please review Radboud’s International Office for the details. 

Student Life

Finances and Budgeting
Please refer to the BUDGET SHEET. Typically fall and spring terms are estimated to cost the same. A full year is estimated to be double the cost of spring.

Housing and Meals
Loyola students live with local students as well as other international students. The university will help students locate housing, but students must apply by the specified dates.
For more information, please go to the Radboud web page on student housing.

Radboud street view cropped
Services and Facilities 
For detailed information on Radboud services and facilities including opening hours, directions and services offered can be consulted here.

Social Media
Learn more about the Radboud International Students organization which plans excursions and activities: the Radboud International Students Facebook community.
Virtual Tour of Radboud and Nijmegen
Visa Regulations
Radboud’s Visa Page
Study in Holland Overview of Dutch Visa
ISEP Overview of Dutch Visa

Useful Links
Information Guide for Radboud and Living in the Netherlands
ISEP Netherlands Country Handbook
Nijmegen Online
Nijmegen Tourism Website
US State Department: Netherlands Travel Guide

Last updated 11/04/16

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 09/15/2016
09/15/2016 02/01/2017 08/31/2017
Year 2017-2018 12/15/2016
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2017 04/01/2017
Rolling Admission 08/20/2017 02/02/2018
Spring 2018 09/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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