Artificial Intelligence
Edu type:
Formal education
Bachelor (EQF 6)
Start date:
Study Load:
5040 hrs
3 years
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Are you interested in both human cognition and computing science? Would you like to unravel human intelligence and recreate it in smart computers and systems? Does rational and logical reasoning interest you? Then our Bachelor’s programme in Artificial Intelligence is the perfect fit for you!


Why study Artificial Intelligence?

  • Understanding and simulating the brain occupies a special place in the Artificial Intelligence programme at Radboud University.
  • You can personalise your programme by means of elective courses (including courses from other faculties or universities).
  • We have a close collaboration with several world-renowned research institutes, which are located on our campus, e.g. the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition & Behaviour, and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
  • You can complete part of your programme studying abroad, e.g. in Australia, Canada, China, Japan, the U.S. or all across Europe.

Admission requirements

  • Dutch students
    • A Dutch vwo diploma (Culture and Society with Mathematics A or B) allows for direct admission. Students with a Dutch hbo-propedeuse or hbo Bachelor's diploma need to meet the additional requirements set for Mathematics and English.
  • International students
    • Check the admission requirements page for more information about the international educational qualifications.
  • Colloquium doctum
    • If you do not meet the requirements above and are at least 21 years of age, you could take part in a colloquium doctum (entrance examination).

What will you learn?

Groundbreaking insights are often found at the crossroads of disciplines. The vibrant and  interdisciplinary field of Artificial Intelligence is a good example of this. We study human cognition in order to be able to understand and model artificial intelligence, with the aim of creating smarter computers and robots. In addition to mathematics, computing science and other exact sciences, you will be studying psychology, neuroscience, logic and linguistics. After all, you will first need to know how the human brain works before you can start creating smart computers and robots. Conversely, computer models that mimic these brain processes can be quite useful in understanding the human brain. Artificial is a young dynamic field in which there is much to discover!


Future career opportunities

After you have completed your studies, work is available in a wide range of sectors, including: education, research,  healthcare, telecommunications, ICT, investigations (including crime scene investigations), transport or financial services – basically, wherever there is a need for intelligent systems. Therefore, many of our students are hired even before graduating. Examples of jobs:

  • Data Scientist
  • Developer
  • Advisor
  • Innovation Manager
  • Scientific Researcher