Enrolment procedure for international students

After you receive your admission email for one of Radboud University's Bachelor's or Master's programme, you can enrol as a student by completing the following steps:


  1. Step 1: Complete the Pre-Arrival Services form in OSIRIS Application

    The Student Admissions office provides special Pre-Arrival Services for international students who are enrolling in an English-taught programme. The Pre-Arrival Services include help with housing, social activities and visa (if applicable).

  2. Step 2: Verification of documents

    To complete your enrolment, we must verify your documents. We can do this by verifying them online (only certain documents) and by processing the certified copies that you send by post. See the list of documents that we can verify online.

    We must be able to verify your documents before the enrolment deadlines.

    A certified copy document is a photocopy of the original document, which is stamped and signed by a municipality, a notary or your school/university and states that it is a true copy of the original document. Certified copies need to be sent to us on paper by post or courier and not by email.

    For enrolment as a student, we must verify the required documents listed below:

    • Valid Residence Permit (if non-EU/EEA student)
      If you already have one issued by the Netherlands, the Central Student Administration will send you an email requesting a scan of your permit. If not, Student Admissions will contact you about the 
      visa and residence permit process.
    • Diploma listed in the admission email
      If you will not obtain your diploma before the 
      enrolment deadline mentioned in your admission email, let us know by sending an email to admissions [at] ru.nl (), so that we can provide further guidance. See the requirements in the button above for your diploma to be verified online.
    • Translation of your diploma, if it is not originally in Dutch, English or German. The diploma must be translated by an officially recognised ('sworn') translator.
    • English language certificate, if listed in the admission email
      Find the language requirements for all English-taught programmes and the instructions for online verification of your English certificate 

    Please be aware that additional documents may be required. All required documents will be mentioned in your admission email.

    You can send the documents by post to the following address:

    Radboud University
    Central Student Administration
    P.O. Box 9102
    6500 HC Nijmegen

    If you want to send the documents via a courier service and they require a physical address to deliver the package, please send it to:

    Radboud University 
    Central Student Administration 
    Houtlaan 4
    6525 XZ Nijmegen

    Note: Radboud University is obliged to keep all documents we receive as part of our records. Therefore, we strongly urge you not to send originals, only certified copies.

    The Central Student Desk of Radboud University can also certify copies of your documents. They are currently open
    by appointment only. At the time of your appointment, you must bring your original documents to the desk, which is located at Houtlaan 4 in Nijmegen.


    How to obtain certified copies:

  3. Step 3: Finalise your registration in Studielink

    From June onward, you will be able to indicate your method of tuition fee payment in Studielink. This needs to be completed, even if you have a scholarship or special circumstances.

    There are multiple methods of payment for the tuition fee:

    • Please remember, if you have chosen for the tuition fee to be deducted from a SEPA bank account, you will need to log into Studielink again to confirm the digital authorisation.
    • If you choose to transfer the money to the university yourself or pay by credit/debit card, this should be done before 15 August. Please indicate the payment method in Studielink before transferring the money. The payment method details are in the link above.
  4. Step 4. After you arrive, register your address with the local government

    The Student Admissions office will send you an email with information about making an online appointment to register with the local government. Do not forget to take the following documents with you to your appointment:

    • Valid passport or European ID card
    • A copy of your room contract


If you have questions about the admission requirements, please contact the student advisor of the programme in question.

If you have questions about the enrolment procedure, please contact the Student Information Desk by:

  • Calling 024-3612345 (select option 3)
  • Sending an email to centralstudentdesk [at] ru.nl

Check the opening hours.