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University of Groningen

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University of Groningen Undergraduate Profile

Overview

Founded in 1614

The University of Groningen is a leading international research university and academic community for students and researchers with a passion for knowledge.

We offer over 100 English-taught degree programmes (Bachelor, Master and PhD) in virtually every field. Research and knowledge combined with an interdisciplinary approach form the basis of our degrees.

Located in the heart of Europe, we utilize our rich academic history and heritage to generate innovation. We have chosen three areas where we can contribute: healthy ageing, sustainable energy and a sustainable society.

The degrees awarded have been accredited by the Dutch Government and are internationally acknowledged.

University of Groningen website

Studying at the University of Groningen

The university is home to over 28,000 students - of which 3,800 international - who are welcomed into an inspiring and stimulating atmosphere. Teaching is characterized by small groups and the encouragement of student input, leaving ample room for discussion, the generation of ideas and the creation of knowledge. In a work environment that rewards quality and achievement, the university offers balanced study and research paths that vary in intensity to encourage everyone to develop their individual talents.

Bachelors / Masters
All our programmes are grounded in research, giving students the opportunity to share in the best and latest knowledge. For those students with research as a special focal point, we offer two-year Master’s programmes associated with Graduate Schools.


Graduate Schools / PhD
With the purpose to ease the transition between the Master’s and PhD levels and produce graduates with strong research skills, the Graduate Schools create a supporting environment with scholars excelling in their expertise. Talented students can write their PhD proposal as part of their Master’s degree.


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Facilities


The University Library (UB) consists of one central library and seven faculty and institute libraries at various locations in Groningen. Together they contain a total of three million books and periodicals.


The Donald Smits Center for Information Technology (CIT) is the university centre for information technology. The CIT is a leading national and European institute in the field of information technology.


The Internal Services Department (FB) provides a total package of products and services the employees and students of the University need daily at their work stations and in their working environment.
 
Student Life
Groningen City: As the economic and cultural capital of the region, the city enjoys a bustling reputation, while retaining a safe community character. What will probably strike you most when entering Groningen is its youthful population.


Accomodation: In Groningen students live throughout the city and among the locals or ‘Stadjers’ as they call themselves. As such there is no campus or campus accommodation, but to help international students to find proper housing, the University of Groningen cooperates with the Housing Office.

 
Student organizations: Studying at the University of Groningen is more than just attending lectures and passing exams. Groningen has a rich student life, in which students can become a member of numerous student associations.


Student sports Groningen has a wide variety of sports clubs.


A truly international environment

The university offers a variety of degree programmes with English as the language of instruction. In addition to welcoming a large international student population, we maintain long-term partnerships with foreign universities around the world with similar high standards, participate in international networks and incorporate international themes in our programmes.

We are proud of our Double Degree programmes and a great number of students use the extensive opportunities for exchange. The university is co-operating with universities in several developing countries, thereby contributing to the further development of academic teaching and research world-wide.


Studying at the University of Groningen

The university is home to over 28,000 students - of which 3,800 international - who are welcomed into an inspiring and stimulating atmosphere. Teaching is characterized by small groups and the encouragement of student input, leaving ample room for discussion, the generation of ideas and the creation of knowledge. In a work environment that rewards quality and achievement, the university offers balanced study and research paths that vary in intensity to encourage everyone to develop their individual talents.

Bachelors / Masters
All our programmes are grounded in research, giving students the opportunity to share in the best and latest knowledge. The seamless transition motivates many students to continue on to a related Master’s programme after successfully completing their three-year Bachelor’s degree. Master’s programmes last between one and two years. For those students with research as a special focal point, we offer two-year Master’s programmes associated with Graduate Schools.


Graduate Schools / PhD
With the purpose to ease the transition between the Master’s and PhD levels and produce graduates with strong research skills, the Graduate Schools create a supporting environment with scholars excelling in their expertise. Talented students can write their PhD proposal as part of their Master’s degree. In the four-year PhD programmes, students conduct their own research. The Graduate Schools provide a balanced mix of expert supervision, tailor-made postgraduate training and the freedom to pursue your own ideas within set research themes.


More information: Create your own information pack

Facilities


The University Library (UB) consists of one central library and seven faculty and institute libraries at various locations in Groningen. Together they contain a total of three million books and periodicals.


The Donald Smits Center for Information Technology (CIT) is the university centre for information technology. The CIT is a leading national and European institute in the field of information technology.


The Internal Services Department (FB) provides a total package of products and services the employees and students of the University need daily at their work stations and in their working environment.
 
Student Life


Groningen City: As the economic and cultural capital of the region, the city enjoys a bustling reputation, while retaining a safe community character. What will probably strike you most when entering Groningen is its youthful population.


Accomodation: In Groningen students live throughout the city and among the locals or ‘Stadjers’ as they call themselves. As such there is no campus or campus accommodation, but to help international students to find proper housing, the University of Groningen cooperates with the Housing Office.


Student organizations: Studying at the University of Groningen is more than just attending lectures and passing exams. Groningen has a rich student life, in which students can become a member of numerous student associations.


Student sports: Groningen has a wide variety of sports clubs, part of these are exclusively aimed at students.

 

Departments
Faculty of Philosophy
Financial & Economic Services
Nuclear-physics Accelerator Institute
Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculty of Medical Sciences/UMCG
International Service Desk
Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
Communications Office
Faculty of Spatial Sciences
Main Campus: 

Address: 

P.O. Box 72
9700 AB  Groningen
Netherlands
P.O. Box 72
9700 AB  Groningen
Netherlands

Tour Dates

Tuesday, 30th Sep 2014
15:30 - 20:00
Thursday, 2nd Oct 2014
15:30 - 20:00
Saturday, 4th Oct 2014
12:30 - 18:00
Sunday, 5th Oct 2014
13:30 - 18:00
Tuesday, 7th Oct 2014
15:30 - 20:00
Thursday, 9th Oct 2014
15:30 - 20:00
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