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What books do I need to buy?

The Course Catalog lists the books you need to buy. Some study associations offer you the opportunity to order your books at a significant discount and publish the required reading lists on their websites. Lecturers usually give you a list of required books and lecture notes for the course in their first lecture.

Changes due to the coronavirus

Please, see the FAQ for students for the recent dates for availability of the timetables.

What books do I need to buy?

Directly to the Osiris Course Catalog

  • Naturally, you do not need to purchase all your books at once. Make sure that you do buy the books for the courses in the first block. Your course schedule will be available on the website from 1 August.
  • The Osiris Course Catalog lists the books you need to buy under literature
  • Teachers usually give you a list of required books and lecture notes for the course in their first lecture.
  • Of course the university library also offers a wealth of information and employees can help you find information.

  • Note for students of the joint bachelor Data Science: you will receive customized information about purchasing books.

What are the costs of the books?

These vary per course and depend on whether you buy the books new or second-hand. Some study associations offer you the opportunity to order your books at a significant discount. They publish the required reading lists on their websites. You can also buy you books directly at a bookshop. 

If you buy the books for two blocks at once, this will be seven or eight books, which will come down to something like € 250. For the whole year that works out to about € 400.

Where can I order my books?

Second-hand

Second-hand books are the cheapest option. Do make sure you get the right issue or edition! 

The easiest way to buy second-hand textbooks is to check out various online trading websites. You can also go to Websites such as Bol.com and Studystore (although these mainly offer new books). Most studies also have a Facebook page specifically for students of a particular year. These often offer books as well as information.

The on-campus bookshop Books 4 Life also sells second hand books at very competitive prices. Check their website www.books4lifetilburg.nl for more information (only available in Dutch).

Study associations

You can get your books at a discount through the study associations. You will quickly recoup your membership fee by ordering through them!

Readers

Readers can vary in price enormously. The price of readers depends on whether the teachers use their own texts or articles by others as reference literature. The latter are subject to copyright fees, and these must be paid for. You can buy readers online.