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Back home: richer in experience

Back home: richer in experience

Recently, you have returned from your stay abroad. We hope you have had a meaningful and fun experience and that you cherish wonderful memories. For a while, you lived a different life and you may have to get used to being home again, even if you are really happy to be back.

Don’t forget

Depending on your situation, you may have to take care of some (administrative) matters. Please bear in mind that some matters are subject to deadlines. For example:

  • You probably want to arrange for the grades you have obtained abroad to be transferred to Radboud University. You can check the conversion of these credits in this document. (pdf, 672 kB) (pdf, 672 kB). More information on how to transfer your grades can be found of the website your Faculty International Office.
  • If you have been abroad on a grant (e.g. Erasmus+), you may still have to fill out surveys such as the online student report or language assessment. Please make sure to carefully check your e-mails for all information.

International experience in Nijmegen

Would you like to continue your international experience on a local level? There are many ways to get active in the internationally-minded student community in Nijmegen!

  • Register as a mentor in Orientation Week through Radboud International Students, if you want to offer exchange students arriving in Nijmegen with an unforgettable experience. The Orientation Week takes place twice per year, in January and August.
  • Organise and join events for internationally-minded students as a member of ESN Nijmegen. This internationally-minded student association aims to provide meaningful intercultural experiences to all students in Nijmegen, both Dutch and international.
  • Share your experiences with other students through taking part in an information meeting during the Radboud Go Abroad week. Please contact us!

Make the most of mobility opportunities: Go again!

Did you know that there are several different grants available for outgoing exchange students? This means that there may be more possibilities to do an exchange, internship or summer school abroad.

For example, as an Erasmus+ student, you can go abroad for up to twelve months during every phase of your studies (Bachelor, Master and PhD). This means thirty-six months in total (contiguous or non-contiguous). The minimum duration is two months for internships and three months for studying abroad. So feel free to sign up for another exchange if you have grant months left.

Furthermore, you can even request an Erasmus+ grant for internships for up to a year after you graduate! An important condition is that you start the application process when you are still registered as a student. Contact your Faculty International Office for more information.

Alumni networks & future possibilities

Several alumni networks are open to those who have been on an exchange abroad. For example:

  • GaragERASMUS is a professional network of the Erasmus Generation that aims to support the sharing of a better-intergrated Europe. It offers an online community and opportunities for volunteering.
  • Erasmus+ Student and Alumni Alliance (ESAA) is working towards enhancing cooperation among students and alumni, organizing activities for networking, professional development and intercultural learning.
  • Organisation for Cooperation, Exchange and Networking (OCEAN) is a network for those who have been abroad outside of Europe. The network is organizing networking events, offer possibilities to develop skills and even have funding opportunities for your own project.
  • ESN’s ErasmusIntern.org offers internships, volunteer opportunities and traineeships across Europe