Top-level academic education within an international environment prepares you for a responsible position in society.


Tilburg University's main aim is to provide top-level academic education with a mix of classic and modern programs. Educational programs at Dutch universities are regularly assessed in national quality review procedures, in which our programs are rated as excellent. According to the National Student Survey (NSE), Tilburg University was the best general university of the Netherlands in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Bachelor's programs | Master's programs | Professional Learning

ACSB accreditation

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

Knowledge, skills, and character

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As a student you need room and attention to find out what suits you. Tilburg University offers a fertile breeding ground for this. Our educational programs focus on acquiring in-depth knowledge, training professional skills, and developing yourself as a person. You learn to work on complex problems in a changing society. With this approach we aim for our graduates to become academic specialists in their fields, guided by a moral compass. World citizens setting great store by values like solidarity, empathy, the human dimension, and a sustainable world. Thinkers that aspire to making the world a better place. Thinkers of character.

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Tight learning community

Thresholds at Tilburg University are low. We like you to have a great deal of contact with fellow students, teachers and the program team. Ours is a compact university with classes that are taught in small groups whenever possible or feasible. Students and teachers constitute a learning community in which active participation and strong commitment to and in classes is of paramount importance.

Top-level academic education

In national and international quality review procedures our education and research programs are rated as excellent. Tilburg University is, for example:

  • Best general university of the Netherlands in the Keuzegids Masters 2017 and 2016
  • #21 worldwide in Business and Economics - Times Higher Education Subject Ranking 2018
  • #18 worldwide in Economics and Business - US News Best Global Universities 2018
  • #48 worldwide in Economics & Econometrics - QS University Rankings 2018
  • #36 worldwide in Law - Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject 2018
  • #54 worldwide in Psychology - Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject 2018
  • #101-125 worldwide in Social Sciences - Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 by subject 2018

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