Extracurricular activities LLB Global Law
At Tilburg University, you can improve your skills through a range of extracurricular activities and opportunities outside the classroom.
You can, for example, participate in our exciting and challenging advanced programs, or take an internship and gain work experience in your field of interest. You can also broaden your horizon by following workshops or trainings, or by becoming an active member in a study association.
Opportunities for excellence
Are you looking for an additional dimension to your Bachelor's studies? Then you can widen your academic horizon in one of the Tilburg University programs of excellence. The Honors Program or the Outreaching Program offer challenging and inspiring education. Develop yourself, deepen your interests, and get to know other disciplines. It is the ideal way to show more of yourself.
The Societal Challenges of Migration Honors Program is a thought-provoking program that considers perspectives on migration. You will get knowledge on legal and political practices in various countries, everyday strategies and experiences, and possibilities of integration in a global world.
Outreaching Honors Program
The Outreaching Honors Program is an opportunity to make a real contribution to society while expanding your own career prospects by developing sustainable leadership and personal skills. Master classes with industry professionals, lab sessions supervised by notable professors, internships and team activities including a study trip are just part of what you can expect from this program.
Culture and sports
Students have ranked Tilburg University's Sports Center as the best sports center in the Netherlands. It offers a broad program of activities and facilities for both recreational users and those who wish to play sports at a competitive level. You can work out at any time from early morning to late evening. Sports Center membership is offered at a price appropriate to a student budget.
By paying a small fee, you will have access to a wide range of sport activities such as aerobics and dance, boxing and martial arts, ball sports, and water, snow and ice sports. You can also join a sports association and participate in competitions.
We have special facilities for students who play sports at a professional or semi-professional level.
Symposia and debates
Throughout the year, Studium Generale organizes symposia, debates, and small-scale exchanges focusing on scientific, social and ideological issues.
Cultural associations and places
There are a number of cultural associations and places dedicated to theater, drama, and musical foundation. We also provide spaces for performances and rehearsals, and also has a music room with a piano which can be freely used.
Study and student associations
Tilburg University is home to a wide range of student associations and societies. They are a great way to meet like-minded fellow students and make friends. There are organizations for arts and culture, sports, student politics and philosophy, as well as study-related associations. You will also find organizations aimed specifically at international students which organize all kinds of social activities.
Becoming active in an association provides the ideal opportunity to develop your skills and talents, both personally and academically.
Courses and workshops
You are allowed to follow extra courses next to your studies, including courses from other Schools. Additionally, you can follow language courses at the Language Center, or participate in the Tilburg University Summer School in July and August.
Free language course
Do you want to improve your skills in Dutch or another foreign language? Or do you want to add a whole new language to your skills? Our Language Center offers a wide array of courses and training in nine languages at several levels of proficiency: Arabic, Chinese, German, English, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, and Spanish.
The ability to speak another language is invaluable for participation in an international exchange program as well as for your future career.
At the start of your studies, you will receive free language course vouchers worth a total of 12 ECTS. These vouchers give you the opportunity to attend language courses for free.
Training courses and workshops
Besides your regular curriculum, you can enhance your professional and personal skills with a variety of courses and workshops offered by the Student Desk or with additional training courses offered by Career Services. Some of these courses and workshops are ‘How to find a job in the Netherlands’ (for non-Dutch students), a LinkedIn workshop, and an ‘Intercultural Communication’ workshop.
If you aspire to start your own company either now or in the future, Tilburg University offers you many ways to develop or advance your entrepreneurial skills and ambitions:
- Tilburg Center of Entrepreneurship offers educational programs on both Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. It aims to create both academic and practical insights, which is why some of the courses contain a web-based skills training.
- You will have access to Braventure, an organization that functions exclusively to help startups bring their products or services to market.
- You will have the chance to rent an office via the Incubator.
- At the Academic Business Club you can exchange experiences and best practices with fellow student entrepreneurs.
Jobs, internships, and volunteering
Do you already have a clear picture of your future career? Or do you still need to plot the right course? Wherever you stand, we will be happy to help you along. Together we can prepare you for your transition to the job market. We are here for you from the moment you start your studies until a year after graduation.
Learn more about finding part-time work:
- Part-time jobs
- Working while studying
- Job interviews in the Netherlands
- Applying for a job in the Netherlands
Internships and entry-level jobs
Internships offer excellent opportunities for getting acquainted with the job market. Many students combine an internship with a thesis and carry out their research at the host company. There are many ways of arranging an internship during your Bachelor’s studies.
Are you a non-EU citizen? Learn more about finding an internship during or after your studies:
Dutch-speaking students should also have a look at the following websites:
Volunteering provides valuable work experience as well. You increase your network, you develop your skills, and you can really make a difference in someone else’s life.
Tilburg University Summer School
The SummerSchool is the perfect opportunity to join one of our challenging academic courses during the summer! It offers you the chance to grow by gaining knowledge and developing personal skills, while working with students from all over the world. All this from your own home, without any additional costs for accommodation or flights. Find out more about the Tilburg University Summer School!