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Why do your Bachelor's at Tilburg University?

Are you an ambitious and internationally oriented student? Do you wish to obtain a specialized qualification in one of our fields of study? Then maybe our programs match your ambitions for a successful future. Our mission is to understand society and to inspire and challenge students, which is why we offer the highest standards in teaching, scientific research, and campus facilities.

#1
best general university of the Netherlands

National Student Survey, 2016 - 2017- 2018- 2019

#4
in Europe and #17 worldwide in Business and Economics

US news, 2020

#6
overall ranking of universities

Keuzegids Universiteiten, 2020

Educational profile: knowledge, skills, and character

Knowledge, skills, and character are central to education at Tilburg University. Our education does not merely focus on transferring in-depth academic knowledge and training skills, but much attention is also paid to personal development. Our students are trained to be thinkers who act, and more specifically, thinkers who act for the benefit of society. As a Tilburg University graduate, you will be able to contribute actively to addressing the complex issues faced by a changing society. That's why our motto is: Understanding society.

    Knowledge, skills and character in practice

    Hein Fleuren, Professor Econometrics and Operations Research

    With skills you start to apply your knowledge in various situations. In a typical tutorial of the Professional Business Analytics Skills course, students solve equations, build small models and ask questions to the teacher. 

    Character is harder to define, but I am a big fan of this university initiative. For some groups in our role-plays we introduced some unethical things. It is important to find out for yourself what you do or do not tolerate.

    Additionally, we stimulated every team to think of the consequences of the proposed solutions (for managers, personnel, etc.) Read Hein's story

    Hein Fleuren

    High rankings and valuable skills

    According to the National Student Survey (NSE), Tilburg University was the best general university of the Netherlands in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Our university consistently holds strong positions in leading international rankings as well. We are ranked 17th worldwide and 4th in Europe in Economics & Business (US News 2020). You will learn from leading researchers and excellent teachers how to conduct scientific research, and gain the critical and analytical thinking skills you need to tackle challenges in the real world. Through topical projects, case studies, guest lectures, and events you will acquire a valuable connection to the business world, NGO's and other organizations.

    Great investment in your future

    A Bachelor’s degree from Tilburg University opens doors to prestigious Master’s programs, both in the Netherlands and abroad. You will gain a degree from a research university which is a good investment in your career: the total annual income of research university graduates in the Netherlands is nearly 50% higher than that of graduates of a university of applied sciences. Develop a strong, clearly identifiable professional profile for the job market with support of our Career Center, increasing your chances of finding employment.

    International campus with excellent facilities

    Studying at Tilburg University means being part of an international community: students and staff from more than 90 different countries study and work at Tilburg University. In our international Bachelor’s programs, 35 - 60% of students come from outside the Netherlands. Our international yet compact campus is provided with state-of-the-art study facilities, different restaurants and bars, and an excellent sports center.

    Campus tour

    Compact and green campus

    Discover our compact and green campus where everything is within a walking distance: state-of-the-art study facilities, different restaurants, and an excellent sports center. 

    Take the virtual 360º Campus Tour