Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Tilburg University belongs according the three best known overall university rankings.
  • One ranking emphasizes scientific research published in English, another assesses student satisfaction on the teaching and the university’s reputation.
  • Tilburg University contributes to solving social issues.



In 1927, the then named Roomsch Katholieke Handelshoogeschool, with 5 professors and 8 lecturers, opened its doors to 28 Economics students. In 2012 Tilburg University celebrates its 85th anniversary.


Their educational programmes instil a broad social awareness in their students along with critical personal and professional skills. Learning and development are offered at all career levels. Research endeavours aim to advance the frontiers of knowledge on issues and subjects of direct value to society and are actively disseminated and applied within the community with this objective in mind. They play an active part in the local community and that of the region, the Netherlands and the entire world, maintaining close contact at all levels.


Tilburg University contributes to solving social issues. We achieve this mainly by developing and transferring knowledge and bringing together people from various disciplines and organizations. Therefore we have invited companies, organizations, government, and citizens to work together with us to develop new insights and solutions which create value for society. They create this innovation by conducting research, by learning, and by understanding. Understanding Society.Their research links up with existing, complex societal issue. They require an integral approach, involving various academic disciplines..


Your career starts now!

Do you already have a clear picture of your ideal career? Or do you still need to plot the right course? Wherever you stand, the Student Career Center will be happy to help you along. Together we prepare you for your transition to the labor market. We are there for you from the moment you embark on your studies until a year after your graduation.

Workshops and information

Proper labor-market preparation starts with an understanding of your abilities and wishes. By taking part in the workshops and training courses of the Student Career Center, you will improve your job application and communication skills and obtain insight into who you are, what you want, and what you can do.

PhD Programmes

Law (1)
  • PhD Law
    Tilburg Graduate Law School


Student services

After your admission, we will assist you with:

  • your visa application (if applicable),
  • arranging your insurance (if necessary),
  • and arranging your housing.
  • Career Services
  • Language Center

Housing services

TalentSquare has a large housing offer; in total 705 accommodations are divided over four connected buildings. There is a central square with Wi-Fi where you can meet up with your fellow residents. TalentSquare offers 250 fully furnished rooms (approximately 18 square meters) for international graduate or undergraduate students of Tilburg University. You will live in a shared home together with 4 other international students, with whom you will share the fully equipped kitchen. All rooms have a private bathroom with shower, washbasin and toilet. You have high speed internet in your room through the fiber network (wired).

Library services

A collection with over 800,000 books, journals, illustrations, early works and manuscripts. The combination with a voluminous collection of e-books and e-journals provides a treasure of scholarly information.

Medical services

A general practitioner can be consulted by appointments which can be made by phone or in person during consultation hours. Approximately ten minutes are allowed per patient. It is possible to ask for a double appointment in advance if you feel that this will be necessary. House calls are kept to a minimum.

Student Life

Campus life

Tilburg University has a green, compact campus in beautiful wooded surroundings. Almost all activities are concentrated here. The communication lines between students and employees are short. The campus has a modern library with state-of-the-art study and work space. Across the campus there are cybercafés, e-learning centers, and modern individual and group work space. We are proud of our sustainably renovated Cobbenhagen Building, dating from 1962, a designated municipality monument.

Sports facilities

Tilburg University offers a wide range of facilities for sports and recreation. The sports facilities are located very near to the Tilburg University campus and include large sports halls, fitness rooms, squash courts as well as extensive outdoor facilities. If you wish to take part in any sport you can buy a sports pass.You can also participate in competitive sports through one of the many students sports associations. You will then have to pay an extra membership fee to the association of your choice.

Student clubs

Tilburg University is home to a whole range of student associations and societies. They are a great way to meet like-minded students and make friends. There are organizations for arts and culture, sports, student politics and philosophy as well as study-related associations. You will also find organizations aimed specifically at international students which organize all kinds of social activities. We believe that student associations provide the ideal opportunity for every student to develop non-academic skills and talents.

  • I*ESN
  • St. Olof
  • T.S.R. Vidar
  • T.S.V. Plato


The business programmes of the Faculty of Economics and Business have been accredited by the Association To Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Tilburg University, therefore, is proud to be distinguished as one of the very select group of European institutions to acquire AACSB accreditation.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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