Tilburg University

A top business university 

Located in the south of Holland, Tilburg University is a top 200 world university (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017). It has an excellent reputation for research-led degrees in Business, Economics, Social Sciences and Law.

With one of the best business schools in the world, Tilburg University ranks 11th in the world for Business and Economics (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017). The University’s Economics programme has been a top ranked programme for three years in a row (Keuzegids consumer guide).

Throughout your studies, you’ll develop analytical thinking and will have plenty of opportunities to connect with the business world. You could broaden your experience further with a semester abroad at a choice of partner university locations, such as Canada, France or Australia.

You can progress to the Tilburg University after successfully completing the International Foundation Year at the Holland International Study Centre Amsterdam. A range of progression degrees are offered. To find out more, see Progression Degrees.

Location and campus life

Holland’s sixth largest city, Tilburg is home to 200,000 residents and 28,000 students. This is a vibrant city with an industrial heritage and lots of cafes, culture and entertainment venues. Van Gogh took his first drawing class in this city and, each July, Tilburg hosts one of the largest funfairs in Europe.

An ideal student city, Tilburg has a lower cost of living compared to other Dutch cities. It is easy to reach Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Belgium by train so you can make the most of life in Holland.

Tilburg University has a modern, green and compact campus. It has six schools, plenty of study areas and great sports facilities. There are more than 40 student organisations to join, and all students live off campus in private or shared housing.

Why choose Tilburg?

Study at a top-ranked business school


Home to 15,000 international students from 102 different nationalities


Opportunity to spend a semester abroad

Bingru Li, a student at Tilburg University

Tilburg University's International Business Administration programme combines many fields. This helps me broaden my horizons and shape my future career path.

Bingru Li from China
Studying International Business Administration at Tilburg University