Exchange students

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Dentistry students Dental Exchange Office

Foreign dental students may come to Nijmegen for exchange in their last year. Only final year students/students with sufficient clinical experience are accepted.

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Dentistry students Dental Exchange Office

Incoming exchange students participate in (pre)clinical courses. In order to check the level of clinical experience, students first have to participate in preclinical courses in which they will be assessed by our preclinical teachers. If, according to the assessments, the students have the required level to treat patients, they can participate in clinical courses as well.

The modular curriculum design at the Nijmegen College of Dental Sciences allows for an intake of students from partner universities in September and March of the academic year, again on individual basis. This restriction does not apply to exchange students from partner universities with an exchange contract for non (pre)clinical courses.

Additional information

  • The College of Dental Sciences of The Radboudumc does not provide undergraduate courses in English.
  • Part of the patient treatments will take place in a clinic in Arnhem (AKMA), a city next to Nijmegen. This means that exchange students will have to travel to Arnhem during their exchange period, on average one day a week. Transport costs will most likely amount to € 35 – 50 per month and have to be borne by the student.
  • The clinical practice dress code is the same for the pre-clinical and the clinical rooms and involves wearing a white clinical coat, long trousers and closed shoes with flat soles. The clinical coat is provided by the Dental College. In case you wish to wear clinical trousers as well, you are asked to bring your own.
  • Exchange students will have to pass an infection prevention control test before they can access the clinic. This test will be arranged by our Dental College during the first week of your stay.
  • In case of infection risk, the Nijmegen infection prevention protocol will apply.


Dental Exchange Office
Henriëtte Burgers, management assistent.
T: +31 (0)24 361 40 04

Taking courses

Students interested in coming to Nijmegen as exchange students and taking courses within one of Radboudumc's Bachelor's or Master’s programs can contact us for more information. Detailed information on application, course information and accommodation can be found at the Radboud University website.

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Summer School

Lecturers and researchers from Radboud University and the Radboudumc offer interesting courses in different disciplines during the summer holidays. They are suitable for Dutch and international Bachelor’s and Master’s students as well as PhD candidates.

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Degree seeking students

Bachelor's programs

The research institutes of Radboudumc collaborate with Radboud University to offer Bachelor's programs in the field of medical sciences.

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Bachelor's programs

Radboudumc collaborates with Radboud University to offer three Bachelor’s programs. The information on these Bachelor's programs is in Dutch: To participate in these programs you have to enroll at Radboud University. More information about the programs can be found on the university’s website.

> Website Radboud University, Bachelor’s

Master’s programs

Radboudumc collaborates with Radboud University to offer three English-taught Master’s programs.

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Master’s programs

English-taught Master's

Radboudumc collaborates with Radboud University to offer the following English-taught Master’s programs.

Dutch-taught Master's

There are also two Dutch-taught Master's connected to Radboudumc. The information on these Master's programs is in Dutch. To participate in these programs you have to enroll at Radboud University. Per Master’s there are grants and funds available. More information on this can be found on the university’s website when you select a Master’s program.

> go to Radboud University, Master’s

International Office

Need help? Please don't hesitate to contact someone at the International Office.

Living in Nijmegen

Nijmegen is the oldest city of the Netherlands, and has about 150,000 residents. It is located in the east of the Netherlands, but is closely connected by public transportation to the rest of the country.

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Living in Nijmegen

In one hour you can in the heart of the country, Utrecht, and in one and a half hour you can be in Amsterdam. Nijmegen is also host to Radboud University, with which Radboudumc shares its name.

Municipality of Nijmegen

Much more can be told about Nijmegen as a city and its surroundings; however, rather than repeating information that can be found elsewhere on the Internet, we refer you directly to the website of the Municipality of Nijmegen, which tells about life in Nijmegen. On their pages you can also find information about working and doing business in Nijmegen. The City of Nijmegen has created an Expat Desk specifically for expatriates coming to or already living in Nijmegen; there you can ask all of your questions.

Dealing with the Dutch

You may have heard that Dutch people are well organized, that everyone speaks English; but also that the Dutch people are very direct and usually do not appreciate it if you drop by without letting them know far in advance.

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Dealing with the Dutch

What can you expect when you come to live and work in the Netherlands? There is a wealth of information online, and many forums can help with any questions you may have. Expatica is a good site. There are also a large number of books, like:
  • Dealing with the Dutch by Jacob Vossestein (ISBN 9068325655) offers a comprehensive and practical overview of Dutch culture
  • The Low Sky by Han van der Horst (ISBN 9055941999) shows how Dutch culture was shaped by history, geography and more
  • The Undutchables by Colin R. White & Laurie Boucke (ISBN 1888580224) a funny - yet superficial - view of Dutch culture from the perspective of expats

Radboud University

International Master's and Bachelor's students at Radboudumc will most probably be enrolled in or connected with Radboud University. The university offers a lot of extra information and services for international students.

Dutch grading system

Dutch universities mark according to a system from 1 - 10. Half grades are sometimes awarded by adding 0.5 to the grade.

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Dutch grading system

Dutch universities mark according to a system from 1 - 10 (1 = abysmal, 10 = absolutely outstanding). Half grades are sometimes awarded by adding 0.5 to the grade. The grade 5.5 is, however, not awarded. Students in the Netherlands must gain at least a 6 to pass.

Dutch grades 6 - 7

Satisfactory but no more than an average-to-reasonable level of performance, unexceptional, with scope for improvement.

Dutch grades 7 - 8

Slightly to above-average, reflecting a good overall ability and grasp of the subject.

Dutch grades 8 - 9

Well above average, demonstrating confidence and insight in handling the subject, almost excellent.

Dutch grades 9 and over

Exceptional ability, indicating an outstanding grasp of the subject and originality.

Grade and frequency

Description of the Dutch grading system with the frequency of marks awarded





No show

No pass


Very bad

No pass



No pass



No pass



No pass








(Very) good








Geslaagd summa cum laude

Passed with ‘Supreme Honor’ (Summa Cum Laude)

Geslaagd cum laude

Passed with ‘Honor’ (Cum Laude)

Geslaagd bene meritum

Passed with the distinction ‘Bene Meritum’

Translation academic terms

The EP-Nuffic Glossary is a list with translations and explanations of terms used in Dutch higher education

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