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University of Groningen 1614

Groningen (Netherlands)

9712 CP University of Groningen, Broerstraat , Groningen, Netherlands

Tel. 0031503635374

Year of establishment: 1614

The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in The Netherlands, and founded in 1614 it ranks amongst the Top 100 universities in the world.

A research intensive institution, the University offers a wide range of highly regarded English-taught bachelor, master and PhD programmes in many fields. Currently the University of Gronigen has a student body of 30,000, almost 5,000 of whom are international students. We are proud to have won the prestigious International Student Satisfaction Excellent Award for the last two years running. Many international students are attracted to Groningen predominantly for the world class education offered at the university, as well as our location, which is second to none.

Groningen is The Netherland’s best kept secret. Based in the Northeast of the country, approximately 2 hours by train from Schiphol Airport, the city is home to almost 200,000 people - of which one in four is a student! Groningen is a buzzing student city and a very safe place to live, and it is both youthful and vibrant. Our bachelor graduates can continue their studies by studying a master degree with us in Groningen or at another university around the world. Some individuals will decide to go further still and earn a PhD in their field of expertise. Notable alumni include the first-ever female graduate in the Netherlands and we also produced the first Dutch space traveller Wubbo Ockels. Whatever your journey, by obtaining a degree at the University of Groningen you’ll be in a strong position to take any path you wish.

Ranked in the top 100 universities in the world, The University of Groningen has 100+ English taught programmes, 10 faculties, 9 graduate schools, and 400 years of experience. Not only do students benefit from an international environment and a network of Global exchange, but they also are able to access 50 hours of free Dutch lessons.

In terms of accommodation, in Groningen students live throughout the city and amongst the locals or ‘Stadjers’ as they call themselves. There is no campus or campus accommodation as such - although to help international students find proper housing, the University of Groningen has reserved accommodation with the SSH. Corporate and private parties also provide rooms for students. Accommodation varies from single rooms to double rooms and studios and prices for accommodation in the year ’14-’15 are between €268 and €467 per month, but most rooms will be around €360. These rents are all inclusive (room, heating, electricity, furniture, internet, et cetera).

HEI International Masters
HEI International Bachelors
Engineering: Electronic and Electrical Engineering: Electronic and Electrical


The University of Groningen has a large variety of international Masters available ranging from behavioural and social sciences masters to economics masters, and from arts and humanities masters to science and engineering masters. Please visit our website to find your Master of choice.


American studies Arts, Culture and Media International relations and international organization English Language and Culture European Languages and Cultures Media Studies Minorities & Multilingualism Econometrics and operations research Economics and business economics International business Applied mathematics Applied physics Artificial intelligence Astronomy Chemical engineering Chemistry Computing science Industrial engineering and management Mathematics Physics Medicine, Profile 'Global Health' Medicine Profile 'Molecular Medicine' Psychology Philosophy of a specific discipline International and European law Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Sibrand Poppema welcomes international students at Chess Festival Groningen

The 52nd edition of the Groningen Chess Festival is to take place at Christmas in the Sports Centre of the University of Groningen and Hanze University of Applied Sciences. The event started life as a youth tournament where many top-class chess players started their international careers. To mark its recent 400th anniversary, the University of Groningen invited students from partner universities throughout the world to take part in this year’s edition of the tournament, which will be held from 21 to 30 December.

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Opening hours University and University Library during Christmas holidays

The University of Groningen will be closed from Thursday 25 December until Friday 2 January. On 24 December all University buildings will close at 4 p.m. The University Library will be open as usual during the Christmas holidays, with the exception of Thursday 25, Friday 26 December and Thursday 1 January.

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Later school start for better marks?

Secondary school students who fall asleep late and thus get less sleep, receive lower marks for examinations given during the early morning than their classmates do. This finding follows from a profile assignment of two secondary school students who took their final exams last year at De Nieuwe Veste in Coevorden. Groningen chronobiologists used their data in a scientific article published 26 December. As a result, the school will begin experimenting with adapted class hours.

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