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Course offer and course selection

There is quite a lot information you should take into account before having a look at the course overview. You first need to understand our academic calendar, you have to meet the requirements, and you should check your eligibility for a course. We therefore request to carefully read the following information before selecting any courses.

How does our academic calendar work?

The academic year at Radboud University consists of two semesters, and four blocks. This is subdivided as follows:

  • Semester 1 (SM1, Autumn semester); block 1 and block 2
    Starts on the closest Monday to 1st September                                    -
    - Finishes 3rd or 4th week in January
  • Semester 2 (SM2, Spring semester); block 3 and block 4 
    - Starts on the following Monday
    - Finishes half of July

A course may be taught for an entire block or even a whole semester. We therefore advise you to carefully check the planning for each course.

Requirements course selection

The Nijmegen School of Management offers a wide array of courses for international students. Before deciding on which courses you would like to follow, please bear the following information in mind:

  • You are expected to choose at least 50% of the courses from the field of study that you have been nominated for.
  • Choosing courses in multiple fields of study could lead to schedule clashes for the lectures and/or exams.
  • Exchange students can choose a maximum of two courses per semester at another faculty, provided they meet the specific requirements.
  • Bachelor students are not allowed to take courses at master level.
  • All courses for exchange students will be taught in English.
  • 1 credit equals a 28 hour workload. Most courses at the Nijmegen School of Management are worth 6 ECTS credits, which corresponds to a 168 hour workload. The normal study load for one semester is 5 courses (30 credits).
  • Please do NOT select more than three courses per block. This results in an undoable workload and an increased chance of overlapping schedules.
  • For Master students: please note that the Nijmegen School of Management does not offer many courses at Master level during the 2nd semester (our regular students are then writing their thesis).

How do I know if I am eligible for a course?

When you find an interesting course in the course list, you can click on it and read the following information:

  • Read its description and requirements. If you do not meet them, you will not be allowed to take the course.
  • Make sure you select courses from the appropriate level. In the course description you can find whether it is a Bachelor (Ba) or Master (Ma) course, and in which year it is taught. For example, Ba3 stands for a third year Bachelor course and Ma1 for a first year Master's course. An elective (KV) is a course for which there are no prerequisites.
  • Check the course period. Make sure it takes place in the semester in which you want to do your exchange and that it finishes before you return back home.
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