Tilburg is the sixth city in the Netherlands by size, with a population of just over 200.000. The down-to-earth inhabitants are no stranger to foreigners as Tilburg is currently witnessing an explosive growth in international students. The fact that everyone speaks English helps you find your way in the city life easily.
In a short period of time, Tilburg has developed itself into a real student city. Roughly 16 % of the population is student, allowing them to really make a mark on the city. By day stream of cycling students connect the inner city with the University. By night, the students take over the many bars and cafes in the bustling center.
Both nationally and internationally, Tilburg University enjoys an excellent reputation, especially in the fields of Economics and Law. Tilburg University aims to provide top-level academic education as well as foster an active independent spirit. The University offers courses and programs oriented towards society and people.
During the summer months music festivals like festival Mundial and Dance Tour take place. During the travelling carnival set up in Tilburg in july, one and a half million visitors enjoy themselves in the city. Throughout the year well known and less well known artists perform at the popcenter 013. You can book your room at Short Stay: experience Dutch student life (sshxl.nl)
The student life in Tilburg has four major student associations. One of them, namely I*ESN, is specifically targeting international students. One of the most characteristic aspects of the student life in Tilburg is the phenomenon called beer cantus. Large parties where hundreds of students sit at long tables, singing together and drinking beer. They are led by the praesidium, a selection of deputies from the four associations and a band on a stage.
Because of the friendly atmosphere in Tilburg, many students instantly feel at home.
Conveniently located near the central station, city center and within ten minutes of the University lies the CityCampus TalentSquare. This is where over 700 mostly international students live together on one campus.
All the facilities you need are present on campus. There is a launderette, a restaurant, an internet shop and an office of the campus manager to help you if necessary. All the conditions are set for you to make the most of your time as a student in Tilburg.