About University of Groningen


The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614. The institution is research intensive and offers a range of highly regarded bachelors, masters and PhD's in all fields, completely in English.

International Admissions

The university has a student body of 30,000, of which almost 5,000 are international students. An international curriculum has been developed to produce graduates who are ready for a career in a global environment.

International admissions to the University of Groningen can be made online. Entry requirements to courses will vary depending on the level of study and course chosen. General entry requirements will also include English language proficiency, however, these will also vary depending on the faculty of the chosen course.

Subject Areas

Courses are offered at the University in the following subject areas:

  • Economics and Business
  • Arts
  • Law
  • Theology and Religious Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Behavioural and Social Sciences
  • Medical Sciences
  • Science and Engineering
  • Spatial Sciences

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Courses at University of Groningen

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Scholarships at University of Groningen

The university is committed to recognising excellence in academic achievement through offering a number of scholarships for international students and researchers. Several scholarships are available for international students who are motivated to study Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programmes, as well as for exchanges, short courses and research stays at our university.

Besides scholarships awarded by the University of Groningen, a number of grants awarded by the Dutch government, the EU and (inter)national organizations, such as World Bank or the Ford Foundation, can be used for study or research at the University of Groningen as well.

Find out what is available through our grant finder page.

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Accommodation Information for Students

Being an international student in Groningen means you’ll be living in this amazing city. Universities in the Netherlands do not tend to have a campus and that means there is no on-site accommodation. However you’ll find most students live amongst the locals or ‘Stadjers’ across the city. To help you find a place to live, the university has partnered with the Housing Office which has a list of halls and student accommodation available. Apply early to ensure you secure a room.

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