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Multi Faculty Exchange (MFE)

If you want to go on an exchange outside of Europe you can apply for the Multi Faculty Exchange (MFE). Within the MFE there are several top ranking universities in the Americas, Asia and Australia- New Zealand.

Going abroad

Where can I go?

The university you can go to depends on your faculty.

Conditions

You are only eligible for the MFE if you are registered as a student of the University of Groningen and if you have a propaedeutic certificate. In addition it is recommended that you have an average grade of 7 or higher.

Your faculty exchange officer or- international officer decides who will be put forward for an MFE exchange.

Application

Submit the application form and the documents below to your faculty exchange officer before the deadline of your faculty.

Documents Explanation
Application form

Explanation of application form:

  • Semesters
    On the application form you will find the correlating dates of all universities. Make sure to discuss this with your exchange officer or study advisor. They will know if the semester you'll choose is a logical one.
  • Courses
    You need to make a selection of courses for both your first and your second choice university. Please make sure that the credits match your own ects score. This is usally 30 ects per semester. If you are not sure, please discuss this with your exchange office or study advisor.
Language test

Submitting the English test of the Language Centre of the University of Groningen is mandatory.

If you have a valid TOEFL or IELTS test, you do not need to do the Language Center English Language test.

Exceptions:

English transcript of records

Exceptions:

  • Mexico or Chile
    In addition to the English transcript of records you must submit a Spanish translation.
  • Brazil
    In addition to the English transcript of records you must submit a Portugese translation.
English motivation letter

English motivation letter with a maximum of 500 words.

Please note
Hand in two English written motivation letters if you apply for two exchange partners within the MFE.

Optional
For the MFE partners in Mexico, Chile and Brazil you can also hand in an Portugese or Spanish translation, this however is not mandatory.

English resume

Optional
For the MFE partners in Mexico, Chile and Brazil you can also hand in an Portugese or Spanish translation, this however is not mandatory.

English recommendation letter

You can either ask a professor, programme director or study advisor to write you a recommendation letter.

Optional
For the MFE partners in Mexico, Chile and Brazil you can also hand in an Portugese or Spanish translation, this however is not mandatory.

Please note!
Students of the faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences can not request a recommendation letter from their study advisor.

Deadline per faculty
Faculty Deadline
Economics and Business 4 December 2017
University College Groningen 20 December 2017
Arts 21 December 2017
Spatial Sciences, Behavioural and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering 31 January 2018
Theology and Religious Studies, Law, Philosophy 1 February 2018
What happens if I am selected for an exchange programme?

The Mobility and Scholarship Desk will contact you on how to proceed further. After the selection you will need to apply to the exchange programme of the university of your choice. This might mean that you need to fill in details that you have already filled in for the MFE-exchange.

Who can help me with my question?

Question about Who can help me?
Application procedure

Mobility and Scholarship Desk

Contact: Ms Astrid Beijen-Den Boer
Telephoner number: +31 50 363 3962
E-mail address: msd@rug.nl

Do you want to visit us? Make online an appointment.

Credits, courses or semester Exchange officer or study advisor of your faculty
Marco Polo Fund Exchange officer of your faculty

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