Faculty of Social Sciences
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RU Ready Social Sciences

Are you ready for September? Read more information about your schedule, Brightspace, the campus, email, and studying in Nijmegen on this page.

Study handbook

Where can you get answers to your questions? You can find some important programme highlights as well as an overview of important contact people and services in the study handbook for students of Social Sciences.

Course guide

You can find more information about courses, programme outlines, electives and the organisational aspects related to your study in the course guides.

Student portal


In the Radboud student portal you can find an overview of your email, schedule, exam results, Brightspace and news items. Moreover, you can find links to information about exchange, internships, contact details of people in your faculty, rules and regulations.



As a student, you will get a Radboud University email address. Your teachers, faculty, Student Affairs and other people at the university will use this address to communicate with you.



Through your timetable, you will find out where and when your lectures and exams take place. The final timetables for 2023-2024 will be published by 31 July 2023 at the latest. The timetables are published in your personal timetable and on the student portal.



Brightspace is the digital learning environment of Radboud University. Brightspace has your course information, documents, web lectures and you can hand in assignments. Moreover, you can communicate with your teachers and other students via Brightspace.



Via OSIRIS you can register for courses and exams and your see your progress. Not only can you consult your exam results, you can see your whole study programme. In this way, you know exactly how many study credits (EC) you have and which courses you still have to do.


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Where can you find your lecture hall, study work place or cup of coffee? What does the abbreviation in my timetable mean? View the map of the campus here and show yourself around!

Purchase (mobile) device for education

In the Maria Montessori building, we use the principle of bring your own device. This means that the building does not offer pc's or tablets. In order to follow our education program, it is important that you have a (mobile) device.

Study & your well-being

Many people experience feelings of stress, anxiety and insecurity during their studies. Do you want more guidance, tips and concrete tools on how to deal with this? Look here for more information.

Setting up your personal schedule

In this video, we explain to you how you can set up and consult your personal schedule. This way, you know exactly when and where your lectures and workgroups take place.

How to order your study materials

Please watch this video to find out how to order your study materials, such as the course manuals and literature. You can buy books with a discount at many study associations. View this list of study associations of the Faculty of Social Sciences.


If you have questions about, for example, your enrollment at the university, tuition fees, your RU account, passwords or other questions that are not related to your faculty or study programme, please visit the Central Student Desk of Student Affairs.

How to register for courses

In this instructional video, we give a step-by-step explanation of how to enroll for a course.