Open days and introduction

Open Day

For prospective students who would like to learn more about programmes of the University of Groningen

Which study programme best fits your interests and plans for the future? What city would you like to live in for at least four years? Which Master programme can you follow after the Bachelor of your choice? And what career opportunities would you have after completing the programme? The Open day of the University of Groningen can help you get answers to these questions.  

31 January 20159.30 - 17.00Several locations in Groningen

For whom is the Open day intended?

The Open Day in January is meant for prospective students who to a large extent know what kind of study programme they want to do, and who would like to receive more specific information on one or more programmes. The difference with the Open Day in November is that the presentations about these programmes are longer and contain more specified information about the courses. The presentations will take place at various locations. Students will therefore be able to visit a total of four different programmes.

Registration is required

You can register for the Open Day through this link from 6 to 30 Januari 2014.

Click here for timetables, venues, route descriptions, bus connexions and maps.

Free bus ticket

A free bus ticket for the day can be obtained by sending an email to, stating your name and your address.

Time schedule and programme of the Open day

All Bachelor programmes will be presented to the students during the Open day. The day is divided into four time periods: 9.30-10.45, 11.30-12.45, 13.45-15.00 and 15.45-17.00. Most programmes will give presentations on their programmes in two or three of these time frames. In addition, a few of the study programmes will present information during two longer sessions from 10.00 to 12.00/12.30 and from 14.00 to 16.00/16.30.

Provided that there is enough space, all information events will take place in the buildings where the programmes are located. You will receive information about the study programme, you can view laboratories, libraries and spaces for practica. You can attend trial lectures and speak to teachers and alumni. And of course, you can meet people to whom you might be sitting next to in class in the future.

Other activities at the Open day

Workshops on study choice

During the Open day it is possible to attend workshops. Who are you, what are your talents, what do you want for yourself? What would your ideal study programme look like? You can discover all this during this workshop! Please note: registration is required.

General information market

During the Open day you can visit information markets on two locations. Here you will find stands providing information on housing, study finances, study guidance, the introduction period, sports, culture and student associations. The information market is freely accessible, so if you have some time in between the sessions, don't hesitate to check it out. Locations: Academy building, Broerstraat 5, rooms A5 and A6, 10:30-16:30 or Zernike Campus, Duisenberg building, Student Plaza, 10:45-15:45.

Open hour study advisors

Would you like to have a quiet moment with a study advisor to discuss your study choice, money issues, studying with a disability or other private matters? You can pay them a visit between 10:00 and 14:30 in room A3, located in the Academy building.

Open house Honours College

The University of Groningen Honours College is there to enourage and facilitate excellence in highly motivated students. It is located in the tower of the Acadamy building (room A11) and you're more than welcome to stop by between 11:00-15:00. Honours students will be present to answer any questions you might have.

City walks

Explore Groningen's city center with current students. The number of people that can join is limited so please register for this.

More information

In case you have any questions or if you would like to receive more information, please contact the University of Groningen, Communications Department, tel. +31 50 363 9011, e-mail:

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