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Internationalization at home

The University of Groningen has around 5000 international students from over 120 different nationalities – which helps to create a vibrant academic community. Twenty percent of our staff and sixty percent of all PhD students are from abroad.

The University of Groningen has participated in the International Student Barometer since 2007 alongside several other national and international institutions. During this time the University has consistently scored high in how it welcomes international students (94% satisfaction in 2015), quality of the teaching (91%) and institutional reputation (92%). The result has been that many international students are satisfied with the University (92% - above that seen nationally and globally at other participating institutions) and would happily recommend studying here.

International Classroom

the International Classroom (IC) involves curriculum development and development of required competencies for staff and students.

Language & Cultural Policy

UG Language and Culture Policy is to help all staff and students feel confident and comfortable when using another language, and thus increase our effectiveness in our aim for academic excellence. Language proficiency contributes to effective participation and inclusion in all aspects of studying and working at the UG, as well as to employability and international mobility in a context of lifelong learning.

International Staff

The University of Groningen is proud of the increasing numbers of international staff. The University currently employs 5,500 staff members of whom more than 1,200 are from abroad.

Staff and their partners from abroad can use our special troubleshooting services for International Staff. The aim is to help you with all sorts of questions you might have about finding your way around the University, the city of Groningen and living in the Netherlands.

Dual-Career Support assists partners or spouses of new academic staff to build up a new social network and in seeking employment, help find an internship, voluntary work or further study opportunities

Student Associations

There are many associations for and by international students at the University of Groningen. Their activities range from providing useful information and fun activities to organizing international congresses and conferences.

Last modified:16 March 2020 10.16 a.m.