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Dual Career Support for partners of new academic staff

Facebook: Become member of POINTS, Partners Of (Int)ernational Staff on FACEBOOK: POINTS Groningen. All the activities of DCS/POINTS are published here. The ‘International Staff and Partners at the University of Groningen’ page presents regular information for international staff.

LinkedIn: Become member of POINTS, Partners Of (Int)ernational Staff on LinkedIN: POINTS RUG.

Human Resources Information Desk (HR-Services). Follow the link practical matters if you have questions about administrative issues you have to deal with as incoming partner of UG staff. One can think here of things such as visa, residence permits, registration at Groningen City Hall, obtaining a citizen service number (BSN), bank affairs, health insurance, finding housing, taxes and so on.

In order to make your move to the Netherlands as easy as possible, as of 1 September 2016 (salaried) newcomers from abroad are offered a year-long Connect International membership for free. Connect International  is a service partner of the International Welcome Centre North. In addition, the University will pay for two hours of personal advice on matters that are related to moving to the Netherlands. Please be informed the two hours of service do not include the search for housing. Connect International will inform you about their services. Any questions can be addressed to the HR Information Desk (

Immigration Service Desk, for visa and residence permits.

University Language Centre, for training and development in language and culture. Please also note the online Dutch course (free of costs).

WIRE, for fun outings and to meet others.

Student Career Services of the University of Groningen advices students, graduates and alumni of the University of Groningen on career issues. They offer interesting workshops and provide usefull information. Partners of DCS can make use of their service.  They are located at the corner of Broerstraat and Oude Kijk in't Jatstraat 19 near the Academy building.

UK (University Newspaper) is the independent newspaper of the University of Groningen. Download the app of the UK.

Organizations/information outside the UG

International Welcome Center North (IWCN). The IWCN is a one-stop shop for internationals. They offer help with government formalities, information, and social activities.

Connect International. Provides practical information to familiarize international residents with all aspects of living, working or studying in the Northern Netherlands. Organizes events and activities to facilitate making further connections, and offers quality relocation services. All international members of staff (appointed after 1-1-2016) are eligible for a one-year free membership of Connect International and two hours of free advice.

Internations This is a private network that helps you to settle in easily when moving to or living abroad in Groningen. They also organize social events, give information and tips about expat life in the Netherlands. Contact person is Mrs. Ana-Elena Moldovan, who can be reached by email at aemoldovan .

Humanitas Volunteers at Humanitas provide social support and help in learning the language.

Municipality of Groningen

Dutch government immigration, information for researchers.

Nuffic, internationalising education.

Tempo Team is the preferred temporary employment agency for the University of Groningen. Tempo Team has several jobs. For most jobs, however, a good command of the Dutch language is essential. It is therefore wise to contact Tempo Team before you apply. You can reach them at transcom or you can call 050-3689065.

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