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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 combines different scientific disciplines to understand complex global issues and to look for creative solutions.

  • Follow courses taught by highly experienced, well-known 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 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 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?

After graduating in Liberal Arts and Sciences, you will have received a well-rounded education. Moreover, you will have developed multiple 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?

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences in Tilburg has been awarded a Dutch ‘Top Program’ label (Keuzegids 2018 ranking).

  • 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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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.

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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)
  • #6th Best University College The Netherlands
  • #3 Best Studies 2017
Study in Holland AACSB nvano Top rated programme Keuzegids 2018

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Get to know this program

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.

Upcoming events

Meet us abroad

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

Meet us online

  • Get in touch with a Liberal Arts and Sciences student via e-mail
  • Watch our video lectures
  • Take a virtual campus tour

Apply for Liberal Arts and Sciences

Before May 1 (non-EU) or August 1 (EER), 2018

View the admission requirements and application procedure for Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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