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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-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 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)
  • # 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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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.


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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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  • Watch our video lectures
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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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