Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science is a complete, student-oriented science faculty where research and education are closely related. The faculty aims to be an academic community with an international character, where staff members from different backgrounds can combine their talents with the common goal of being a leading faculty of science in Europe.

Master's Programmes



The Faculty of Science in Nijmegen was founded in 1967. The new faculty was nationwide considered to considerably strengthen the scientific knowledge infrastructure that was highly desired to go with the industrial developments in the Netherlands after the war. Since 2007, the faculty is housed in the magnificent Huygens building, stimulating interaction between students and staff members. 


The Faculty of Science offers the following study programmes:

  • (Medical) Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Mathematics
  • Computing Science
  • Molecular Life Sciences
  • Science

These study programmes focus on the newest understandings and concepts as well as their impact on science and society. Students are challenged to explore the boundaries of science.


The research conducted at the faculty is first and foremost based on the curiosity to push the limits of knowledge and skills, as well as finding solutions to significant scientific questions, with a sharp eye for the societal impact and applications in relation to the great challenges of our society. Our research is embedded in interdisciplinary institutes with stakeholders in our society, which results in the ability of fundamental and applied sciences to strengthen one another.


Our study programmes prepare students for positions in scientific research and professional careers related to societal themes such as energy, water, health, or innovation, as well as careers in entrepreneurship or teaching.

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In the National Student Survey (NSE), our study programmes have been assessed very positively by students in the past years, especially regarding the level of education, the professionalism and accessibility of our lecturers, study guidance, the study facilities, and the contact with professional practice.

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