General information

Many programmes at research universities also have a professional component and most graduates actually find work outside the research community.

The research universities vary in size, with enrolments ranging from 6,000 to 30,000 students. Altogether they enrol some 240,000 students. Some research universities also have a University College.

Find international study programmes and courses offered by the research universities.

Duration of study programmes

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA): 3 years
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc): 3 years
  • Master of Arts (MA): 1-3 years
  • Master of Science (MSc): 1-3 years
  • Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng): 2 years
  • PhD: 4 years
  • LLB: 3 years
  • LLM: 1 year

Research universities offering international degree programmes and short courses

Delft University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Leiden University

Maastricht University

Nyenrode Business University

Open University

Radboud University Nijmegen

The Protestant Theological University

TIAS School for Business and Society

Tilburg University

University of Amsterdam

University of Groningen

University of Humanistic Studies

University of Twente

Utrecht University

VU Amsterdam

Wageningen University and Research Centre