The University of Groningen was founded in 1614. The city of Groningen is a safe city where students will feel comfortable and will easily find their way around. The many options available in the fields of sports, culture and entertainment are surprisingly diverse and will make students feel right at home.
According to a 2013 Report by U21 (Universitas 21), The Netherlands ranks among the Top 10 of countries worldwide when it comes to educational systems. Students and researchers from all over the world come to Groningen to expand their own boundaries as well as those of academia.
The University of Groningen greatly values strong links between research and education. Students are involved in current research, and the Honours College and the wide range of Research Master’s degree programmes gives them the opportunity to develop their research skills. The University of Groningen aims to stimulate a broad education.
The University of Groningen is among the European top in the field of academic research. We are successful because we apply fundamental academic research in an innovative way when dealing with social and individual problems.University of Groningen lecturers actively involve their students in their research. This way, both parties are stimulated to continue to push their boundaries.
In addition, the University participates in national and international research programmes, and many Groningen-based researchers collaborate with colleagues from all over the world on a daily basis.
The University of Groningen wants to offer its students the best possible facilities to prepare and develop their careers.
Our summer schools are very intensive and research-based, however, most, if not all, have integrated (an) excursion(s), city tour or other social event(s) in their programme. If you have any questions about studying and being a student which are not directly related to your programme, come to the Student Service Centre (SSC). We can help you to look for answers and remove any obstacles that are blocking your study path.
If you agree to have housing arranged for you, you will be offered a standard package with the following conditions:
The library also provides dedicated study support and an extensive online learning environment.
Students at institutes of higher education are not automatically insured against medical expenses abroad. You must arrange this yourself.
All international students in the Netherlands must have health insurance. NB Participants or guest lecturers who need a visa are required to show proof of a medical insurance.
The University of Groningen offers excellent facilities, including a library with a large wide-ranging collection, plenty of workspaces and modern research rooms. Each student has different ambitions, interests and knowledge. To cater for these differences as effectively as possible, the University of Groningen has a range of ways to help you give your studies more content and colour. The University thinks it is important for students to develop their potential and to look beyond borders.
Students of the University of Groningen or Hanze University Groningen are entitled to purchase an ACLO sports pass. For a small sum you can make unlimited use of the ACLO facilities for a whole year. Every year 18,000 students in Groningen buy one of these ACLO sports passes. Once you have your ACLO pass, you can choose from over 85 different sports! You can play these sports in the form of courses or during general time slots, by reserving courts or halls, or by joining one of the over 50 student sport clubs at the ACLO.