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Middle East and North Africa

The University of Groningen has established long-term institutional relationships with partners in the Middle East and North Africa, such as Ministries of Higher Education, Universities, Research Groups and Industry. We visit the region regularly. Activities range from curriculum and staff development, as well as joint applied and fundamental research.

The University of Groningen (UG) welcomes many students from the Middle East and North Africa every year in its English taught Bachelor and Master programmes, and as PhD studentsl The UG leads the Holland Arab Education Consortium , a collaboration between four Dutch top research universities for joint representation in the Middle East and North Africa: Groningen, Maastricht, Twente and Wageningen.

Prospective students

More information for prospective students from the Middle East and North Africa:

Scholarship students

As a top-100 university, the UG is one of the universities where selected students from the Gulf States can study with scholarships from their governments. For scholarship students who want to study medicine, there is a one-year Pre-university Programme at the University Medical Center Groningen. For information about the Pre-medical Programme, please contact

Read about the University in Arabic

Contact information

Further information about contacts in the Middle East and North Africa, or help with the arrangement of bilateral agreements is available at the department International Strategy and Relations

Contact persons for this region are Maaike Wagenaar and Simon van der Wal

City Partner Departments/faculties Nature Student exchange
Bahrein (Kingdom of)
Manama Arabian Golf University UMCG/MED Framework, Research
Iraq (Kurdistan Region)
Erbil Salahaddin University-Hawler ISR Framework
Jerash The University of Jerash ISR Framework
Dutch-Palestine Academic Cooperation University Board / ISR Framework
Doha Anti Doping Laboratory ISR Framework
Qatar University ISR Framework
Saudi Arabia
Al Khobar Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University ISR; FSE Framework; Double/Joint Degree on Environmental and Energy Studies x
Ha'il University of Hail UMCG/MED Framework
Hofuf King Faisal University UMCG/MED Framework, Service Contracts
Riyadh Kind Saud University (King Khalid University Hospital) UMCG/MED Framework
King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center ISR, Energy Academy Framework
King Khalid University FSE (computer science) Framework, Service Contracts
King Saud University ISR Framework
Laatst gewijzigd:25 september 2017 13:46