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University College Tilburg Liberal Arts and Sciences

Combine insights from social sciences, law, humanities, business and cognitive neuroscience to tackle key issues in today's society.

What is Liberal Arts and Sciences?

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences teaches you to understand the complex global issues of our today's lives. Together, we are looking for creative solutions by combining different scientific disciplines.

  • Follow courses taught by well-known professors on a wide variety of subjects. We include a distinctive focus on Europe in our ever-changing world, such as European History: Politics and Culture, Researchers and their fields, Introduction to Social Sciences and Business & Management, but also courses such as The Brain and The Movies or Consumerism.

  • Specify in one of five majors: Business and Economics, Law in an International Context, Social Sciences: Human Behavior, Arts and Humanities: Past - Present - Future, or Cognitive Neuroscience: Brain and Cognition.

  • In addition to your major you will also choose a minor of a different discipline to broaden your expertise or a minor of the same discipline to deepen your expertise.
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The program Liberal Arts and Sciences is offered by University College Tilburg.

What can you do after Liberal Arts and Sciences?

After graduating in Liberal Arts and Sciences, you will have received a well-rounded education, including academic skills that employers commonly cite as highly desirable in prospective employees. You will have the ability to adapt to a variety of tasks and changing work environments.

Depending on your interests, focus and the Master's program you choose, you will then have a wide variety of options. Graduates of Liberal Arts and Sciences at University College Tilburg pursue successful careers in the private, public, and non-profit sectors, as well as in research institutes.


Why study Liberal Arts and Sciences in Tilburg?

    • Our educational goal: Aiming for strength through differences and not through similarities. Our understanding of elite-building is to support you to become independent, questioning and strong individuals.
    • There are two sides to every story: In our team teaching sessions, two academics with different backgrounds jointly teach the same course and subject.
    • We teach you the skills needed to make your ideas happen! Launch and develop your own project or business idea and put it into practice in our Social Innovation Project.
    • Our University College is located on the Campus of Tilburg University. Profit from the safe harbor of a small-scale community while being surrounded by 14.000 students from other programs and all facilities of a Research University. 
    • Chose yourself whether you want to live within our optional residential setting or in the City Centre: no mandatory living on campus.
    • We are proud to be awarded the ‘Top Rated Program’ label (Keuzegids 2018 ranking). A ranking based on student opinions and expert evaluations.

    Our students about their program

    Student testimonials University College Tilburg

    Johanna, student

    "A friend told me about Liberal Arts and the flexibility it offers. I decided give it a try since I am broadly interested and good at many things, but don’t have that one thing I wanted to base my later career life on."

    Kelly, student

    "The program teaches about all different kind of academic disciplines and issues. The persons let me become familiar with different cultures and approaches. As in the study of Liberal Arts and Sciences these two things are at once combined, the interdisciplinary and international approach that Tilburg University wants to reach is complete."

    Julia, student

    "Take this opportunity to widen your academic and personal horizon as it will only serve you well in the future."

    Tuition fees and monthly cost of living

    • Tuition fee for EU/EEA students: € 2,060 per year.
    • Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: € 8,500 per year. One time immigration fees: € 317.

    Life in Tilburg is relatively inexpensive compared to other student cities in the Netherlands, such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Utrecht. The overview below gives an indication for your monthly cost of living (including rent, food and drink, books and insurance), of course depending on your lifestyle.

    Financial matters Bachelor's programs Tilburg University

    The tuition fees mentioned above are the tuition fees for 2018-2019. Please note that this is an indication, slight differences in the exact tuition fees are possible.

    Quality assurance

    Liberal Arts and Sciences is ranked as follows:

    • Special quality label ‘Top Rated Program’ in the Netherlands, for the fourth year in a row (Keuzegids 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018)
    • #3 Best Studies 2017
    Study in Holland AACSB nvano Top rated programme Keuzegids 2018

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    Whether in person or online, there are plenty of ways to experience University College Tilburg. You can visit our Open day, become a student for a day or plan an individual visit. You can also meet us abroad or online.


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    Meet us abroad

    Meet us in your own country! Throughout the year we will visit education fairs around the globe.


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    Apply for Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Before July 1, 2018 (only for EU/EEA students)

    View the admission requirements and application procedure for Liberal Arts and Sciences. The regular deadline is May 1, 2018 but has been extended for EU/EEA students. For non-EU/EEA students who require a visa it is not possible to apply anymore.

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