Coming to Nijmegen

We look forward to welcoming you to Nijmegen. With the information and references you find here, we hope to facilitate everything you have to organize before you leave your home country. If you have any questions, please contact your department or your HR officer.

How to prepare?

An excellent site that will help you to prepare is Euraxess, which is specifically focused on researchers who come to the Netherlands. Their predeparture checklist is a helpful tool. Are you bringing your family? Their website offers all kinds of information about schools, childcare facilities, but also about insurances. On this site you can also find information regarding the legalization of marriage and birth certificates. This is important information so please check this out.

Visa, Residence, and Working permit

Before you can come to the Netherlands, we need to arrange a visa for some of you to come here. Your HR officer will support you in this application. The permission to come to the Netherlands will be given by the Immigration office (IND) in the Netherlands, and they will inform the Dutch Embassy in your home country. Then you can arrange your transfer to the Netherlands. After your arrival, we will arrange all necessary papers, documents, and other issues that are needed for your working contract at the RUNMC.

How to get to Nijmegen?

Schiphol airport (near Amsterdam) has a train station with a direct train to Nijmegen; this trip takes about one and a half hours and usually runs twice per hour. Find the train times and prices at the website of NS (see box on the right). Alternatively, it is possible to arrange a taxi in advance via Shiphol Travel Taxi. This service also works for other airports in the Netherlands. 

Another airport that is close to Nijmegen is Düsseldorf Weeze (Germany), not to be confused with Düsseldorf International.  This relatively small airport, about 45 minutes by car from Nijmegen, has a shuttle service to Nijmegen and is also serviced by Schiphol Travel Taxi.


Radboud University has a Guesthouse that is situated on campus on the Heyendaalseweg (Platolaan) and is intended for new staff, guest researchers, and guest lecturers from the Netherlands and abroad; it is particularly suitable for international guest researchers and lecturers. It forms part of a larger residential complex the Student Housing Association built in close consultation with the University. The Guesthouse comprises 71 modern flats for temporary occupancy (maximum one year). The University and Radboud university medical center are jointly responsible for renting out the flats.