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International Service Desk

The ISD is located at the Academy Building, the university's main building. The staff of the International Service Desk (ISD) is specialized in Dutch immigration law. Hence, it is responsible for the visa and residence permit applications of all prospective and current international students, PhD students, guest researchers and staff of the University of Groningen.

Moreover, the ISD assists and informs all international guests of the university on matters relating to studying and working at the University of Groningen. The ISD provides practical information about insurances, medical care, housing, university facilities, or any other aspect of daily life.

Contact details Visiting address

International Service Desk
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Postbus 72, 9700 AB Groningen

International Service Desk
Broerstraat 5
Academy Building, 1st floor, room 133a

Route to the Academy Building

Opening hours
Tuesday and Thursday, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Telephone: +31 50 363 8181
Monday till Friday: 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.




The University of Groningen is an official Euraxess Service Centre since January 2015 (more information)

Last modified:02 January 2017 2.20 p.m.