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Study abroad

In order to gain international experience, you will have the option to spend a semester abroad. Students from the specialisations Business Economics, Financial Economics or International Economics and Policy can go abroad during 3.1 without having study delay due to the possibility to replace the 2 compulsory courses in 3.1, worth 12 EC. Courses within the elective credits of 18EC can be chosen relatively freely.

The International Mobility Office has set up a 10 step plan that can help you with your decision-making process and preparations for your semester abroad. To find inspiration where to go  check the destinations for Economics and Business Economics or the website of the International Office. Also, you can visit the website wilweg.nl of Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for international cooperation in higher education to find a vast amount of information about studying abroad.

Substitution of compulsory courses

The criteria that must be met in order to substitute these compulsory courses are defined in the study abroad regulation that can be found on Brightspace. Here, the permission by the Board of Examiners is required by uploading a request form containing:

  • a clear list of courses you selected as electives and which ones for replacement of the 3.1 courses
  • detailed course information (incl. covered topics, literature, level, EC etc.)
  • Please note: select twice as much courses for both electives and replacement of the 3.1 courses.

Check Brightspace (Bachelor’s programme space) for more information about selecting your courses abroad and our study abroad regulations. See also examples of previously approved courses on Brightspace.

Courses within the elective credits

Courses within the elective credits of 18EC need to be signed only though your study advisor and by the host university within a Learning Agreement. These do not need to be approved by the Board of Examiners.  However, please be aware of the following:

  • Make sure there is no overlap with your Bachelor’s courses (those you have had and also those to come). You could double-check the study guide.
  • Also check at your host university whether you can pick courses from other faculties/programmes in case you are interested in different disciplines.
  • Make sure you know in advance whether you can take these courses given prerequisites etc.
  • Language/culture courses are only accepted if 1) they are related to the country you are going to and 2) up to a max of 6EC.
  • Courses without academic content are not allowed (sport’s, photography, etc.).

Be aware that there is a Learning Agreement designed for Erasmus+ (within Europe) and also for Non-Erasmus, see this website for more information.

Scholarships and Grants

Radboud University provides several grants to study abroad. These grants are funded by both Radboud University and other institutions such as the European Union and the Dutch government. Check out this tool as well as the International Mobility Office to find the most adequate grant for your stay. Make sure you arrange your scholarship at least 6 weeks in advance!

Summer school

Joining a Summer school is a great opportunity to study abroad for a short period. You can deepen your knowledge and broaden your horizon. Many universities abroad offer you the possibility to take part in a Summer school programme. These programmes usually take place in July and/or August and vary in duration from 1 week to 6 weeks. The past few years, students from the NSM went to multiple destinations. All of the students returned satisfied and feeling enriched by having had a very special experience. You can find more information here.