Tilburg University

A top business university 

Tilburg University is a top 200 world university (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017) and is one of the best universities for business and economics. 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).

Links to industry

Throughout your studies, you’ll develop analytical thinking and will have plenty of opportunity to connect with the business world. Economic Business weeks Tilburg is one of the largest on-campus recruitment events in Holland, connecting students to companies such as L’Oréal, KPMG, ING Bank, ExxonMobil and Deloitte.

You could broaden your experience further with a semester abroad at a choice of partner university locations, such as Canada, France or Australia.

Your pathway to Tilburg University

You can progress to Tilburg University after successfully completing your programme at the International Study Centre:

Living in Tilburg

Tilburg is located in the south of Holland and home to 200,000 residents and 28,000 students. As a relatively small city compared to Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Tilburg offers the perfect study environment as well as a lower cost of living. The city has a rich industrial heritage and lots of cafés, culture and entertainment venues to enjoy, so there is plenty to see and do.

  • Visit the Old Town Square for antiques, artwork and jewellery
  • See a concert at Pop Stage 013
  • Relax in Muse Garden, one of the city parks
  • Discover Holland’s textile history of years gone by at the Textiel Museum
  • Enjoy one of the largest funfairs in Europe, Kermis, which entertains one million people every year.

The old town is small so it's easy to walk everywhere, while renting a bike is a great option if you have further to travel.

Beyond Tilburg
  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol – the largest international airport in Holland is about 2 hours' train journey from Tilburg. 
  • Maastricht Achen Airport - a regional airport flying to destinations across Europe is 2.5 hours from Tilburg by train.
  • Bus and rail travel to other cities like The Hague, Rotterdam and Amsterdam is simple and convenient with the OV-chipkaart system. 

Student life

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 you will immediately feel part of the community. Tilburg is passionate about 'Understanding Society' and this creates a supportive environment amongst staff and students. 

Campus facilities include:

  • Sports centre
  • Library
  • Computers and study rooms
  • Restaurants and cafés. 

Private or shared housing is available off campus. 

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Bingru Li from China

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

Why choose Tilburg?

Study at a top-ranked business school


Home to 13,000 international students from 102 different nationalities


Opportunity to spend a semester abroad

Take a 360 degree tour of Tilburg University Campus

Take a 360 degree tour of Tilburg University campus

International community

1,500 international students from 102 nations on campus