Frequently Asked Questions
Why is residential living obligatory during the first year at UCG? What are the benefits of residential living?
- Housing emphasizes the bonding between students
- Our accommodation is located on a premium location in the city centre
- You will have your own, private, fully-furnished room
- You will have a guaranteed room, no need to find a place yourself
- We do offer the flexibility of obligatory residential living for the duration of one year
What are the options for sports/extra-curricular activities/social activities/cultural activities?
- Join our Student Association Caerus! For an overview all its committees, visit their website
- Sports: ACLO
- Culture: USVA, Studium Generale
- Community life at the UCG campus (Kitchen downstairs in the campus)
- Common living room in the Frascati student housing where students can eat and study together
What does the University organize for international students?
There are several international student associations, for example: SIB and ESN. An overview of all associations for international students could be found here
What is the final deadline to accept the offer?
- May 1st
How can I meet/contact current UCG students?
- Open Days: http://www.rug.nl/ucg/visit/
- (Virtual) Student for a day: http://www.rug.nl/ucg/studentforaday
- Skype chat with a UCG student: https://docs.google.com/a/rug.nl/forms/d/1KBWDY6UQHMm7Ya-edIoWf-VXWRS-E-e2c8ssRqAZqdY/edit
- Student Blog: https://ucgstudents.wordpress.com/
- Join our Class of 2020 Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/197239447353477/
Where can I find more information about the courses and majors?
- Major information on our website: http://www.rug.nl/ucg/education/majors/
- Participate in our webinar series to get a taste of our majors: http://www.rug.nl/ucg/webinar/
- Link to the course catalogue (Ocasys): https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=5629
What kind of guidance does UCG offer?
- Guidance by a mentor (first year) and tutor (second and third year)
- Guidance by a student mentor during the first year
What would make an student perform well at UCG?
In general the students that perform well have broad or/and interdisciplinary interest, like being challenged academically, enjoy group and project work in an international community and want to make a meaningful contribution to the world around them.
What would make a student at UCG a happy student?
This partially depends on the student. The ability to shape your own academic programme and the amount of extra-curricular activities available mean there is no single template for a happy student. There are students at UCG involved in athletics, the student organization, social committees, charity work etc. There are also students that gain their inspiration from taking on academic challenges. This is up to the individual student.
Where do I go for questions regarding...?
- Payment of the tuition fees: University Student Desk - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Studielink account / RUG account: University Student Desk - email@example.com
- Visa application: International Service Desk - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Admission / Application: Admission & Enrolment Coordinator -email@example.com
- Housing / Accommodation: Admission & Enrolment Coordinator -firstname.lastname@example.org
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