Incoming exchange students
Do you want to study abroad for one or two semesters at Radboud University's Faculty of Science? The Faculty of Science provides many English-taught ECTS courses you can choose to attend. Our faculty has
- 4 fully English Bachelor's programmes:
Molecular Life Sciences
Note that during exchange you take courses from B2 and/or B3, but not from B1. In the online course guides it is not clear which courses are not open for exchange students, so you must always contact us for further guidance. See below our contact details. We are building a new exchange guide and we hope that it will be ready soon.
- 2 Bachelor's programmes in which we offer a selection of courses in English:
Physics & Astronomy
- all Master's courses in English - check the course guides of the master's programmes
Planning your courses
At our university the academic year is divided into 4 quarters (4 periods of 10 weeks). In general each quarter comprises of 7 weeks of classes/work groups/practicals, 2 weeks for exams and 1 week for resits of an earlier period (Of course this is only relevant for quarter 2, 3 and 4). The study load for a full quarter is 15 EC and for a full year 60 EC.
Some courses are semester courses, they will run over 2 quarters with an exam at the end of the 2nd quarter. If this is the case the information will show in the course description.
For an overview of the academic year, including (exam) periods and holidays, view the Academic Year Schedule 2022-2023 for the Faculty of Science. The Academic Year Schedule for the entire university can be found here.
At the website of our Radboud International you can find information about Housing, Orientation Week, insurance, social activities etc.
Erasmus Student Network
The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) invites you to join the community of all the internationally-minded students of Radboud University. The aim of ESN Nijmegen is to create a platform for students to meet others, share their cultures and have fun together. If you want to know more information about their events such as parties, board game nights, cultural exchange night and excursions, like their Facebook-page.