Radboud University

Bachelor's programme in Artificial Intelligence

Are you interested in both human cognition and computing science? Would you like to unravel human intelligence and recreate it in smart computers and systems? Does rational and logical reasoning interest you? Then our Bachelor’s programme in Artificial Intelligence is the perfect fit for you!

Why study Artificial Intelligence?

  • Understanding and simulating the brain occupies a special place in the Artificial Intelligence programme at Radboud University.
  • You can personalise your programme by means of elective courses (including courses from other faculties or universities).
  • We have a close collaboration with several world-renowned research institutes, which are located on our campus, e.g. the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition & Behaviour, and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
  • You can complete part of your programme studying abroad, e.g. in Australia, Canada, China, Japan, the U.S. or all across Europe.

Facts & Figures

Language of instruction: English
Duration: 3 years (180 EC), full time
Start month(s): September
Contact hours: 18-22 hours per week
First-year students: 150-180 per year
: BSc in Artificial Intelligence
Faculty: Social Sciences
Croho code: 56945


Visit us during one of our many events to speak with students and staff and learn more about this programme.

Admission requirements

Dutch students
A Dutch vwo diploma (Culture and Society with Mathematics A or B) allows for direct admission. Students with a Dutch hbo-propedeuse or hbo Bachelor's diploma need to meet the additional requirements set for Mathematics and English.

International students
Check the admission requirements page for more information about the international educational qualifications.

Colloquium doctum
If you do not meet the requirements above and are at least 21 years of age, you could take part in a colloquium doctum (entrance examination).

Application for the academic year 2022-2023 is no longer possible. You can apply for the 2023-2024 academic year between October 1, 2022 and January 15, 2023.

The bachelor’s programme in Artificial Intelligence does not have an extended enrolment deadline. You can only complete your enrolment of this study programme as soon as the academic degree from your previous education has been registered.

What will you learn?

Groundbreaking insights are often found at the crossroads of disciplines. The vibrant and  interdisciplinary field of Artificial Intelligence is a good example of this. We study human cognition in order to be able to understand and model artificial intelligence, with the aim of creating smarter computers and robots. In addition to mathematics, computing science and other exact sciences, you will be studying psychology, neuroscience, logic and linguistics. After all, you will first need to know how the human brain works before you can start creating smart computers and robots. Conversely, computer models that mimic these brain processes can be quite useful in understanding the human brain. Artificial is a young dynamic field in which there is much to discover!

Future career opportunities

After you have completed your studies, work is available in a wide range of sectors, including: education, research,  healthcare, telecommunications, ICT, investigations (including crime scene investigations), transport or financial services – basically, wherever there is a need for intelligent systems. Therefore, many of our students are hired even before graduating. Examples of jobs:

  • Data Scientist
  • Developer
  • Advisor
  • Innovation Manager
  • Scientific Researcher

Related programmes

You might also be interested in one of these programmes:

  • Computing Science
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics (in Dutch)

Do you have a question?

We are here to help! Don't hesitate to contact us, ask a current student or meet us in person at one of our events & visits on campus and abroad.

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