I come from the UK and I wanted to experience a different culture. Hence I thought The Netherlands might be a nice opportunity seeing, as the culture is, although different, still quite similar to my home culture.
I decided to study the English Bachelor of Psychology because at the time Groningen was the only university that offered Psychology in English
The study is quite broad and in the 3rd year you have the opportunity to choose modules.
Because of the large amount of students the main method of assessment are Multiple Choice exams. The study is challenging, therefore, you do not have a lot of time to do an internship. Clinical psychology does not offer a compulsory internship.
I am planning to go back to the UK to do a master in Forensic Psychology. After finishing that I would like to work in a court or in a prison as a forensic psychologist, working with criminals and their possible mental disorders.
My parents finance my studies and I have a job, in order to get a bit of money on the side. Besides studying I am a member of the faculty council for the faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences. I was a board member at the VIP, Study Association of Psychology, for a year and I currently am a Student Assistant for Communication and Diagnostic Skills.
Future students I would tell that studying Psychology in Groningen is completely different to other continental or UK universities. Some students can cope with that easily, others can't