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University College Tilburg Liberal Arts and Sciences

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


What is Liberal Arts and Sciences?

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences combines different scientific disciplines to understand complex global issues and to look for creative solutions.

  • Follow courses taught by highly experienced, well-know professors on a wide variety of subjects with a distinctive focus on Europe in our ever-changing world, such as Modernity, Identity and Evil, War, Law and Film and Consumerism.

  • Gain in-depth knowledge in one of five majors: Business & Management, Law in Europe, Social Sciences, Humanities: European History and Culture, or Cognitive Neuroscience.

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

What can you do after Liberal Arts and Sciences?

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Why study Liberal Arts and Sciences in Tilburg?

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences in Tilburg has been awarded a Dutch ‘Top Program’ label (Keuzegids 2015 and Elsevier 2015 rankings).

  • In our innovative team teaching sessions, two academics with different backgrounds jointly teach the same course, debating the subject in class.

  • We offer an optional residential setting: if you wish, you can become part of a close-knit and active community, while also experiencing life as a student on a thriving, international university campus.

  • Learn the core skills needed to launch and develop your own project or business idea and put it into practice in our Social Innovation Project.

  • Become part of an international classroom in which 42% of your classmates come from abroad.

  • Student association Extra Muros organizes many academic, cultural and social activities for the community of University College Tilburg.

Our students about their program

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Zhasmina, student

"Learning to think critically motivated me to discover something new every day in order to improve myself."

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."

Yearly tuition fees and cost of living

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Please note: the tuition fees mentioned above are the tuition fees for 2016-2017. The tuition fees increase by about 3% each year.

Quality assurance

Liberal Arts and Sciences is ranked as follows:

  • #1 (the Netherlands) Liberal Arts and Sciences program according to Elsevier 2015
  • Special quality label ‘Top Rated Program’ in the Netherlands, for the second year in a row (Keuzegids 2015 and Keuzegids 2016)
  • # 7 (Europe) in the Academic Ranking of World Universities in Economics / Business (Shanghai ranking, 2013)
  • # 3 (Europe) and # 19 (World) in the Tilburg University Economics Ranking (EconTop): World Top 100 of Economics Schools
  • # 32 (World) in the UT Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Ranking (2014)
  • # 51 (World) in Psychology (QS ranking)
  • # 63 (World) in Social Sciences (Times Higher Education Ranking)
  • # 76 (World) in Social Sciences (Shanghai Ranking)
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Before July 1, 2017

View the admission requirements and application procedure for Liberal Arts and Sciences. You can apply for the academic year 2017-2018 starting from October 1, 2016 onwards.

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