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The University of Groningen - a Top 100 University!

The University of Groningen (RUG) was founded in 1614 and celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2014. About 30,000 students are studying at the RUG of which approximately 12% are international students.

The University of Groningen is proud to be among the global elite with a classification in the top 100 of the Shanghai ARWU, the Times Higher Education (THE) and the QS World University ranking lists, the most influential ranking lists in the academic world.

English is the language of instruction in more than 70 different programs. Even though you could be perfectly happy studying here without knowing one Dutch word, the university offers a free language course during the first year for its international students.

Groningen is safe, international and truly a student city. Everything in the city can be reached by bicycle. Therefore, the city is characterized by its bike paths all over town and the resulting low transport costs.

Last modified:20 October 2017 11.51 a.m.