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Who can apply?

The Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen has established exchange agreements with nearly 200 partner universities worldwide.

If your university is an exchange partner of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen you can apply for a study abroad period. Contact the departmental Erasmus / study abroad coordinator of your home institution to find out about your possibilities to go on an exchange to Groningen for one semester or a full academic year.

Requirements

Exchange students need to meet the following requirements:

- You should be a full time student at your home university;
- You should at least be in your second year of study and/or have a minimum of 60 ECTS or the equivalent;
- You need an official nomination from your study abroad coordinator;
- If you want to apply for Master’s courses, you need a Bachelor’s degree in that field of study;
- You should have a level of English Proficiency of at least CEF B2/C1, IELTS 6,5 (with a minimum of 6.0 for each section) or TOEFL iBT 92 (with a minimum of 20 for each section) (paperbased 580)*

*Students who want to enroll in MA courses and all courses taught by the English Department or Department of American Studies must have a higher level of proficiency TOEFL 105 (620 paper based),  IELTS 7, CEF (Common European Framework of Reference) C1/C2 or Cambridge Exams: CAE.

English Language Requirements


One of the problems many students from non-English speaking countries encounter is the required level of English when they attend courses taught in English. In the Netherlands, the level of English proficiency is high, and lecturers expect all students in their class to have adequate language skills to participate in their course. The level of proficiency we require of students can be compared to a TOEFL score of 580 (internet-based 92), or IELTS 6,5 or CEF (European Framework of Reference) B2/C1.

If your results are below the required level of English, you will probably have trouble understanding books and lectures and participating in discussions. The consequence may be that you fail courses or get bad results, or even that you are denied admission to courses or are evicted from courses. In order to avoid this, prospective exchange students whose mother tongue is not English are advised to do the following:

EU Erasmus+ students:

  • If you have done a language test or a self-assessment (we can provide you with the correct self-assessment form), have it signed by the exchange coordinator of your home university.
  • If your level of English is lower than our requirements (see above), we strongly advise you to take a language course before you leave for Groningen so that your English proficiency is adequate before your arrival.

Non-EU students (including Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility)

  • Have your level of English tested and send in the certificate with your online application. We accept TOEFL, IELTS CEF and Cambridge certificates.
    Required results: at least CEF B2/C1, IELTS 6,5 (with a minimum of 6.0 for each section) or TOEFL iBT 92 (with a minimum of 20 for each section) (paperbased 580)*

    *Students who want to enroll in MA courses and all courses taught by the English Department or Department of American Studies must have a higher level of proficiency TOEFL 105 (620 paper based),  IELTS 7, CEF (Common European Framework of Reference) C1/C2 or Cambridge Exams: CAE.

Native speakers of English

  • No language certificate required. Only applicable if English is your mother tongue.

For a summary of the English language requirements and how to prove your level of English: check our Flow Chart here.

Laatst gewijzigd:30 mei 2017 08:37