Five reasons to study at Tilburg University

Tilburg University campus

Tilburg University is one of the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018). Industry links and career events give a solid foundation for students’ future plans, and the campus environment gives students everything they need to focus on their studies. A passionate commitment to societal and environmental issues creates a unique character and attracts forward-thinking students. 

1. International community

Tilburg’s community is open and diverse. There are 13,000 international students from 102 nationalities on campus, leading to a culture of collaboration and acceptance. This continues a long tradition of Holland welcoming people from other countries. 

2. Colourful campus

Tilburg University is an exciting place to live and study. Set on the edge of a forest, its green and compact campus has everything you need. The University’s modern facilities include multiple study spaces, a large sports centre and a range of restaurants and cafes. You’ll find plenty of places to relax between studying, and the historic Cobbenhagen Building is a designated national monument. 

3. Career ambition

Tilburg University is well known for its great links with industry leaders. Its students can look forward to exciting career opportunities, thanks to networking events put on by the University. Economic Business weeks Tilburg is one of these: a leading on-campus recruitment event attended by top global companies. International students can even choose to stay and work in Holland after they graduate.

Tilburg’s high rankings mean its degrees are respected worldwide, and its graduates can aim for great things. It is one of the top Economics universities in Europe, and is also known for its schools of Business and Social Sciences.

4. Life in Tilburg 

Holland is a fun, friendly and relaxed place to live. Tilburg is a small city, so you can walk or cycle everywhere. It’s easy to find your way around, and you’ll feel like a local in no time. Despite its size, Tilburg has lots to offer. Its parks, markets, music venues and restaurants mean you never need to be bored. 

5. Social conscience

Tilburg University’s ethical approach centres on sustainability and social responsibility; its motto is ‘Understanding Society’. Studying here, you will be surrounded by people who value and respect the environment and the people around them. If you have an interest in social issues and ecology, there are plenty of projects to get involved with. Tilburg’s forward-thinking attitudes create an inspiring environment in which to live and study.  

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