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Open days and introduction

Open Day

For prospective students who would like to learn more about bachelor 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.  

When Time Where

Friday 11 November 2016
Registration from 1 October 2016 onwards

Friday 3 February 2017
Registration from 1 January 2017 onwards

Saturday 8 April 2017
Registration from 15 March 2017 onwards

09.00 - 17.15

09.00 - 17.15

10.00 - 16.00

Several locations in Groningen

For whom is the Open Day intended?

The Open Day 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 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 November Open day from 1 October onwards . Put together your personal programme, after your registration you will receive entry tickets by email. See the map in the registration module and plan your route in advance. Keep in mind that you might have to travel between locations.

Open Day

Online information package and free bus ticket

Download an information package with practical information on the Open Day, such as a list of venues in which the information fairs on Bachelor programmes take place, maps, bus connections and parking information.

From 1 October onwards you can download a free bus ticket for the Open Day . Unfortunately, this site is only in Dutch. If this is a problem, please leave us your details and we will arrange for a bus ticket to be sent to you via email. Please note that these free bus tickets will not be distributed on the day, and that without it you will have to buy a ticket from the bus driver.

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: 9.00-10.30, 11.15-12.45, 13.30-15.00 and 15.45-17.15. Most programmes will give presentations on their programmes in two of these time frames. Provided that there is enough space, all presentations will take place in the buildings where the programmes are located. You will receive information about the study programme. You can attend trial lectures and speak to teachers and students. And of course, you can meet people to whom you might be sitting next to in class in the future. In between the time periods, there is enough time to travel to the next location or visit an information fair.

Other activities at the Open Day

Presentations for international prospective students

During the Open Day, special presentations on the University of Groningen will be held for international prospective students, both in English and in German. Please register for these presentations, as places are limited. Did you already visit our Tag der offenen Tür or UK/Irish Open Day? This presentation is exactly the same!

International students booths

On two locations, there will be an international students booth, providing information about housing, admissions and student life in Groningen. Venues: Academy building (room A5, 10.30-15.45) and Duisenberg building (Student Plaza, 10.30-15.45).

General information fairs

During the Open Day you can visit general information fairs on two locations from 10.30-15.45. Here you will find booths providing information on housing, study finances, study guidance, the introduction period, sports, culture and student associations. The information fairs are freely accessible, so if you have some time in between the sessions, don't hesitate to check it out. Locations: Academy building, rooms A5 and A6, and Zernike Campus, Duisenberg building, Student Plaza.

Information fairs on Bachelor programmes

All Bachelor programmes also host an information fair where you can talk to study advisors, students and teachers to collect course specific information.

City walks

Explore Groningen's city center in 45 minutes with current students of GroningenLife! 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, Communication Office, tel. +31 50 363 9011, email:

Last modified:October 14, 2016 13:30