Arrival and registration

Welcome to the Netherlands, let's get you to Nijmegen! Find out more about registering at the university and other things to consider when you arrive.

Arrival on campus and picking up your keys

Find out how to get to the Radboud University campus, where you can register and pick up the keys to your accommodation.

Take part in the Radboud Intro

From Sunday 18 August to Sunday 25 August, we are organising the RIS Winter Intro, a series of activities where you can get to know Radboud University, the city of Nijmegen and other students from all over the world!


Register at the municipality

After your arrival in the Netherlands you have to go to the municipality to register. You can already make an appointment before your arrive. More information will follow from the Student Admissions via mail. You will receive a Citizen Service Number (Burgerservicenummer or BSN) after your registration.

How to register at the municipality

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Beware of phone scams

At the beginning of the academic year, there are often attempts to scam (international) students by phone. For example, the fraudster presents themselves as someone from the government, the legal system or a bank. They already have some of your personal information and sound credible enough. They state that you have been fined, or they want to ‘help’ you to secure your money. This also happened to a Radboud student last year. And he is certainly not the only one.

You need to know that government agencies, banks, etc. will never approach you over the phone. Be alert and never transfer money, share personal information or download software to your devices if you don't know who you are dealing with!

When in doubt, hang up!

How to protect yourself

  1. Keep your passwords secret.
  2. Use various different passwords.
  3. Turn on two-factor authentication when possible. You can also do this for WhatsApp.
  4. Never return a call from an unknown foreign number.
  5. Always double-check payment requests for authenticity.
  6. Do not forward activation codes.

Have you been scammed?

Call your bank immediately and report it to the police. You can always contact Student Admissions (admissions [at] (admissions[at]ru[dot]nl) / +31 24 36 12345) if you have questions or concerns.

Download the guide to living in Nijmegen

Welcome to Nijmegen January 2024

Are you already excited to start your new life in Nijmegen? Want to learn more about your new home town? In this booklet you can find a short summary and some tips and tricks on how to make life in Nijmegen as fun as it can be!

Team Social Work

If you are facing more personal and practical questions the Social Work team is available to answer these questions at socialwork-studentsupport [at] (socialwork-studentsupport[at]ru[dot]nl)

All year round  (apart from holidays) you can visit them on Thursdays during an open hour at the Huygens building from 12:30 to 13:00 in room HG00.810.