Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen Overview

Radboud University is a broad, international orientated university that aspires to be one of the best in Europe. The university challenges its students to actively participate in the academic community and trains them to be critical and committed, with their own views regarding scholarship and society.

Swansea University currently has agreements in place with Radboud University with Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law and the College of Arts and Humanities (History).

Subject Suitability

This destination is an option for students studying History and Law. 

Please note that places and availability can change annually so specific destinations can’t be guaranteed.

Key Information


Semester 1 Semester 2
 3rd September 2018 - 1st February 2019  4th Feburary 2019 - 12th July 2019

Application Deadline: 31/05/2018 for Semester 1 & 30/11/2018 for Semester 2

Please note: Expected arrival dates are at the start of the orientation or at the beginning of each semester. Although lectures and classes are taught during aforementioned periods, exact dates may slightly differ for some faculties. Exam periods may slightly differ at the faculty level too. The exams of the first semester are often given just before and immediately after the winter break (24th December 2018 – 4th January 2019); for the second semester this can be until early - mid July. Students should confirm the dates of the classes/exams with the faculty/study coordinator.    

Orientation Activities

  • Semester 1: Sunday 19th August – Sunday 26th August 2018
  • Semester 2: Monday 28th January – Friday 1st February 2019


Approximate living costs: €700 - €1,000 a month (daily expenses, rent and instruction materials).

For more information about money and finance please visit the dedicated website


Most students in Nijmegen live in student complexes and student houses, share an apartment or rent a room in a house with a landlady or landlord. Each student has its own private room and normally shares the kitchen and bathroom facilities. The accommodation offered is mixed accommodation. The rent for these rooms can run up to €450 per month or more. However, rental prices of most rooms are between €370 and €440 per month.

Radboud University International Office offers support in finding student housing; to learn more please visit the university website

By clicking on the links below you will find information about student housing in Nijmegen and the accommodation service offered by the International Office.

Accommodation service International Office
Types of accommodation
Procedure of room assignment
On arrival

Erasmus+ Grant - approx 280-430€

The Erasmus+ Grant is dependent on location, and varies in each country. It is available for students who decide to spend up to a year of their course in Europe in 2017-18 through the Erasmus+ programme. Students can receive grants of up to 380 euros per month for study, or up to 430 euros per month for student traineeships, depending on the country they go to. This grant is a contribution to the extra costs of studying abroad, which is why it varies by country.

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Above you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.