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The award
BSc

How long you will study
36 Months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2168 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 32000 per year

All study options

About Medicine at University of Groningen

Would you like to help patients and treat diseases?

Perhaps as a doctor or a medical researcher? In this Bachelor's degree programme, you prepare yourself to do just that.

In this bachelor's degree programme, you prepare yourself for a career in medicine. Because the development of a medical professional takes a lot of time and attention and since we aim to prepare our students optimally, a limited number of study places are available. Therefore, the medical degree programme in Groningen has 410 places available each year. You can be admitted to this programme by participating in a selection procedure. The programme is provided in two languages; Dutch and English.

The three-year medical bachelor's degree programme in Groningen is patient-centred: you will be introduced to patients right from the start of the first year. You will learn about all medical disciplines based on those patients' cases. You will carry out study assignments independently or in small groups. During a two-week care internship, you will experience the daily routines in a department in a hospital or a nursing home.

As a medical student, you will build a solid theoretical basis and develop academic and practical skills. After the Bachelor's phase, students from all four learning communities enter the Master's programme together, and if all goes well you leave university after six years as a physician (basisarts).

Please note: In order to be eligible for the Master's programme as a non-Dutch student you need to meet the language requirement: C1 Dutch.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study36 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2168 per yearInternational course feesEUR 32000 per year

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

For international students to be eligible to the program you must have attained the necessary qualifications for admittance into a Bachelor's in Medicine program in your own country; your secondary education must be comparable to Dutch VWO diploma and include qualifications in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics + English.

What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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