Tilburg University

Students at Tilburg University are educated to become knowledgeable, self-aware, and engaged academics, who understand society and want to play a significant role in it, driven by solidarity, entrepreneurship, a sense of responsibility, and empathy: values demanded by our society

Tilburg Educational Profile

The educational profile of Tilburg University based on the Tilburg Educational Vision is unique in the Netherlands. It is built on three pillars:

  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Character


Students and alumni of Tilburg University stand out among those of other universities because a great deal of attention is paid to ‘character building’ in their studies. They will be well-equipped to further develop their talents, increase their knowledge, and contribute to society.


In national and international quality review procedures the education and research programs are rated as excellent. Tilburg University is, for example:

  • Best general university in the Keuzegids Masters 2017 and 2016
  • #18 worldwide in Economics and Business – US News Best Global Universities 2018
  • #21 worldwide in Business and Economics – Times Higher Education Subject Ranking 2018
  • #36 worldwide in Law – Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject 2018
  • #48 worldwide in Economics & Econometrics – QS University Rankings 2018