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University of Groningen

Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen (UG), in the north of the Netherlands, is a globally-ranked top 100 university that delivers high quality education and research programmes to students from around the world. Our 9,000 strong international student community comes from over 120 countries and includes around 2,500 German nationals. The University offers many English-taught bachelor's degree programmes and over 150 English-taught master's programmes. Study fields include business and economics, science and engineering, arts and humanities, spatial sciences, psychology, international law and liberal arts and sciences.

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University of Groningen: The cities of Groningen and Leeuwarden

Groningen is a hugely popular student city, being both vibrant and safe, and offers something for everyone. There is a wide variety of student associations, sports activities, entertainment, festivals, music and culture, which provide the perfect balance between study and free time. The university also has a smaller campus in the city of Leeuwarden, which was awarded the status of European Capital of Culture in 2018.

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University of Groningen: Education and research

Our bachelor’s and master’s degrees are designed to encourage our students to think independently and develop their own opinions at an early stage in every programme. Active learning methods are not only more stimulating than the traditional lecturing style, but are also proven to help students develop their problem solving, critical thinking, communication and interpersonal skills, which are sought after by most employers. Students learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, group work, assignments and self study. The year is broken down into 4 blocks, each lasting 10 weeks. In each block students follow specific courses for 7 or 8 weeks, with exams are held in the remaining 2 or 3 weeks of the block. This means that there are generally 4 exam periods per year.


The UG is also among Europe’s top institutions in the field of academic research. The internationally renowned, ground-breaking research undertaken by our staff contributes to all areas of society. Our students join a well-established, globally networked community where they are encouraged to take the initiative through independent study and research.

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University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
The Netherlands
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University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
The Netherlands
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Campus Fryslân

Wirdumerdijk 34
8911CE Leeuwarden
The Netherlands
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