Educational institutions

The time has come... you have finished secondary school or had a gap year and are about to make a choice. Do you want to go to university or college? And which city will you choose? Nijmegen has a great atmosphere and offers a wide range of courses.

Radboud University

After obtaining your vwo diploma, you can go to university. The Radboud University is located in Nijmegen. The university offers a wide range of bachelor and master programmes. It also offers various courses, masterclasses, webinars and workshops. But did you know that the university also works closely with the Raboudumc? Research and education are closely intertwined. In this way, scientific questions and social challenges are also on your plate. Interesting, isn't it?

The University Choices Guide 2021 (for bachelor programmes) even has Radboud University at the top of their list of broad, classical universities. Another reason to go to uni in Nijmegen.

This is Radboud University

HAN University of Applied Sciences

HAN University of Applied Sciences, also known as HAN, has various locations in Nijmegen and is also located in Arnhem. HAN offers a wide range of full-time programmes, but also part-time, dual, associate degree, bachelor, master, post-high school and various courses.

So whether you are a student, a senior citizen, a parent, a dean, a professional or a switcher, the HAN in Nijmegen is the right place for you.

This is HAN

ROC Nijmegen

The ROC in Nijmegen is very close to the Central Station. Ideal if you come from another town or village... you can walk straight there. Here you will find MBO courses in: economy and business, care and welfare, hospitality, bakery and recreation. The Cas Spijkers Academi is also here if you want to become a top chef. And is becoming a top athlete your dream? Then the Young Talent Academy is for you. 

There are also locations on the Heyendaalseweg and Energieweg. All have their own training programmes, so find out which location you need to go to before you start.

Do you still have to get some subjects for your follow-up study? Did you not get your secondary education diploma within the regular education system? Or would you like to follow certain courses? If so, you can also attend the vavo at ROC Nijmegen.


In Nijmegen there is also the Helicon, an intermediate vocational school with mostly green courses. These include animal care, wildlife management, flower arranging, forestry and nature management and agriculture and horticulture. Helicon offers practical education and that includes practical spaces. For example, they have an animal shelter, grooming room, landscape hall, veterinary practice and school garden. So do you like to work with your hands? Do you like taking care of animals or are you always busy in the garden? Then drop by the Helicon.

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