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Registration Bachelor's degree programme

with Dutch qualification

This page provides a step-by-step explanation of the application and admissions procedure for one of our Bachelor's degree programmes if you have a Dutch diploma.

Overview important deadlines

1 May 2024
Application deadline

You will need to submit your application in both Studielink and the university's Progress Portal before 1 May.

We urge you to submit your application early and not to wait until close to the deadline.

Exception

The deadline for all fixed-quota programmes is 15 January 2024. Check the admission procedure for fixed quota programmes for more information.

31 August 2024

Payment of tuition fees

If you want to start your degree programme on 1 September, the UG must have received your payment no later than 31 August.

Exemption

For non-EU students, other deadlines may apply due to the immigration procedures.

Steps of the application and admissions procedure

1. Check the admissions requirements

VWO diploma

You will be admitted to university with a Dutch VWO diploma, but certain programmes may apply additional requirements.


Additional requirements for VWO profiles

The additional requirements can be found in the overview below. The requirements are based on the current VWO profiles.

If a programme is not listed, you can start it with any of the vwo profiles.

Studies with VWO profile requirements at the UG, September intake

Required VWO profile, with possible additional subjects

Business Administration**

E+M, N+T, N+G direct entry; C+M supplemented with mathematics A or B

Human Movement Sciences*
N+G supplemented with physics (recommended to also include mathematics B), N+T supplemented with biology
Biology**

N+G supplemented with physics; N+T supplemented with biology; E+M and C+M supplemented with mathematics A or B, physics, chemistry and biology

Biomedical Engineering***

N+T direct entry; N+G supplemented with mathematics B and physics; E+M and C+M supplemented with mathematics B and physics

Econometrics and operations research*

N+T direct entry; other profiles supplemented with mathematics B

Economics and business economics*

E+M, N+T, N+G direct entry; C+M supplemented with mathematics A or B

Pharmacy**

N+T direct entry; N+G supplemented with physics; E+M supplemented with physics and chemistry, C+M supplemented with mathematics A or B, physics and chemistry

Medicine*

N+G supplemented with physics; N+T supplemented with biology

Classical Studies*

All VWO profiles with Greek and/or Latin

Computing Science**

N+T direct entry; other profiles supplemented with mathematics B

Information Science*

E+M, N+T, N+G direct entry; C+M supplemented with mathematics A or B

International business*

E+M, N+T, N+G direct entry; C+M supplemented with mathematics A or B

Artificial Intelligence**

E+M, N+T, N+G direct entry; C+M supplemented with mathematics A or B

Liberal Arts and Sciences*

VWO diploma with an average of 7 or higher. For English and mathematics A, B or D at least a 7.

Life Science & Technology**

N+T direct entry; N+G supplemented with mathematics B and physics; E+M and C+M supplemented with mathematics B, chemistry and physics

Physics and Applied Physics**

N+T direct entry; other profiles supplemented with mathematics B and physics

Chemistry and Chemical Enginering**

N+T direct entry; N+G supplemented with mathematics B and physics, other profiles supplemented with mathematics B, chemistry and physics

Astronomy**

N+T direct entry; other profiles supplemented with mathematics B and physics

Dentistry*

N+G supplemented with physics; N+T supplemented with biology

Industrial Engineering and Management*

N+T direct entry; other profiles supplemented with mathematics B

Spatial Planning and Design*

E+M, N+T, N+G direct entry; C+M supplemented with mathematics A or B

Mathematics and Applied Mathematics**

N+T direct entry; other profiles supplemented with mathematics B

*) Subject to change. These requirements are based on current VWO profiles. If you have an 'old' VWO profile, the requirements may be different. Please contact the study advisor in this case.

**) Do you have an 'old' VWO profile or does your profile not match one of the Faculty of Science and Engineering programmes? Then contact the BSc programmes Admissions Board at: admissions.board.bsc.fse@rug.nl

***) From 2024-2025, chemistry will be an additional entrance requirement.

HBO propaedeutic certificate (HBO-P)

You are not always automatically admissible to the university with a HBO propaedeutic certificate. Some programmes at the UG have additional requirements.

Additional admission requirements

For more information, see the admission requirements of the individual Bachelor's programmes. If you have any further questions, please contact the programme's study advisor.

Faculty
Programme

Additional entry requirements in addition to the HBO propaedeutic certificate as of 2020

Philosophy

All programmes

Bachelor possible with HBO propaedeutic certificate. Additional consideration given in matching procedure; no additional criteria formulated.

Behavioural and Social Sciences

All programmes

1. Knowledge of mathematics at VWO level (comparable to Colloquium Doctum)

2. Language skills in English at VWO level (comparable to Colloquium Doctum)

Arts

All programmes except Greek and Latin Language and Culture

For all programmes:

fulfil language requirements as formulated in the programme's OER (all programmes have the same English language requirement). This also applies to the Dutch language track.

Information Science

Mathematics A or B for Information Science, submit test from the Central Examinations Committee or the Boswell Beta Institute (in accordance with FWN).

Greek and Latin Language and Culture

No admission with an HBO propaedeutic certificate.

Economics and Business

All programmes

All students with an HBO propaedeutic certificate who can demonstrate that there is no deficiency in Mathematics and English (VWO level).

Law
Rechtsgeleerdheid

HBO propaedeutic certificate of the programmes:

  • HBO Law,
  • HBO Social Legal Services

LLB International and European Law

Non-Dutch students with a propaedeutic certificate of the HBO programme International and European Law at The Hague University of Applied Sciences are admissible.

Additional admission requirements:

English at VWO level

Spatial Sciences

Spatial Planning and Design

  • Mathematics A at VWO level
  • English at VWO level

Human Geography and Planning

  • Mathematics C at VWO level
  • English at VWO level

Science and Engineering

For all our Bachelor's programmes, the language requirements as formulated in the OER apply. All additional admission requirements must have been completed at VWO level. More information can be found on this page.

Religion, Culture and Society

All programmes
No additional requirements.

Medical Sciences

All programmes
  • Biology at VWO level
  • VWO-level Mathematics A or B
  • VWO-level physics
  • Chemistry at VWO level
University College Groningen

English and Mathematics, also refer this page for specific requirements.

Campus Fryslân

Global Responsibility and Leadership University College Fryslân

English and Mathematics, also refer to this page for specific requirements.

Data Science and Society (DSS)

  • Mathematics A or B at VWO level
  • English at VWO level

Subject to change

Options in case of an insufficient VWO profile

If your VWO profile does not contain the required subjects, the programme may decide not to admit you. In that case, you will first have to acquire the missing knowledge by obtaining an additional VWO certificate.


My profile is insufficient

If your profile is insufficient, please contact the study advisor* of your chosen study programme.

*For questions about the admission requirements for medicine and dentistry, please contact cbt@umcg.nl. For questions about the admission requirements for programmes at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, please contact the BSc Admissions Board at admissions.board.bsc.fse@rug.nl.

Colloquium Doctum

The colloquium doctum procedure is a special entrance examination for prospective students who do not have a qualification that grants direct access to a Bachelor’s degree programme. At the start of the degree programme, you must be 21 year or older.

Application procedure

Each faculty has its own application procedure:

Please contact the Education desk or Student administration of the faculty if your faculty is not mentioned in the overview.


Questions?

Contact the Education desk or Student administration of the faculty if you have questions about the colloquium doctum entrance examination.

Do you have a non-Dutch previous education?

We must first determine whether you are admissible to the Bachelor's programme on the basis of your qualification. Therefore, the registration procedure looks different.

2. Submit application before 1 May 2024

Submit application in Studielink

Application deadline: 1 May 2024

* (important: the deadline for fixed quota programmes is 15 January 2024)

For prospective Dutch students the application period for University of Groningen Bachelor’s degree programmes will close on 1 May*. This deadline also applies to students transferring from a university of applied sciences or from another research university or other University of Groningen degree programme, but not for pre-master students.

You can enrol in a Bachelor's degree programme at the University of Groningen via Studielink.

Do note that submitting an application does not constitute being fully registered with the University of Groningen.

Deadline to complete your registration: 31 August 2024


Do you want to register after 1 September?

In that case, you need permission of the Faculty Board. The possibilities and conditions for registration after 1 September are set out in the Teaching and Examination Regulations of the relevant degree programme.

Any questions? Please contact the programme's study advisor.


Have you (temporarily) deregistered and do you want to reregister for the same degree programme?

Please check the information about the reregistering procedure.

Verification personal details

Your personal details must be verified before you can continue processing your registration with the UG. In principle, the verification takes place when creating a Studielink account.

Do you have a Dutch residential address?

If you have an official home adress in the Netherlands, you must create an account by logging in with your DigiD. Your personal data is automatically verified via DigiD.

Don't have a DigiD?

If you do not have a DigiD and cannot apply for a DigiD, your identity will need to be verified by another means in order to create a Studielink account. You will then need to upload a scan or photo of your passport or European identity card in Studielink, which then will be checked to see if your details are authentic and complete.

Already have a Studielink account?

In that case your personal details will already have been verified when you created the account.

3. Complete your registration

Check the status of your application

During the application process you can check the status of your application in the Student Portal. In order to be able to log into the Student Portal, you will first need to activate your student account.

UG Tools

In the Student Portal you can find the option Grades and Enrolment under the ‘UG Tools’ menu. If you click Grades and Enrolment (Progress) you can then go to your Enrolment applications and find an overview of your application(s) in our registration system.

Overview current status

This overview shows the current status for each step and what you need to do to complete the step. If you have submitted applications for more than one programme, the steps to be completed may vary per application.

  • Is the box ticked? Then you have successfully completed this step.
  • If the box is still empty, you will still need to finish that step, or we are still processing your information.
Pay your tuition fees no later than 31 August

In order to start your degree programme on 1 September, the UG must have received your payment no later than 31 August*.

* For non-EU students, other deadlines may apply due to the immigration procedure.

What happens if I do not pay in time?

Then you will not be enrolled.


Consequences

Not being enrolled will have consequences for

  • Participation in education and exams.
  • Access to the University Library.
  • Your student grant from DUO.
  • Your student travel product (DUO).
Upload photo for student card

During the enrolment process you will be asked to upload a passport-style photograph. This photograph will be used on your university identity card, your student card.

What criteria must the photo meet?

The photograph must:

  • be passport standard
  • be in portrait orientation (i.e., higher than it is wide)
  • be taken with your eyes open and clearly visible (no sunglasses or tinted glasses and no hair across your eyes)
  • show your full head, without any head covering unless you wear one for religious beliefs or medical reasons
  • show you on your own
  • be in colour
  • be taken within the last 12 months
  • be clear and in sharp focus
When will I receive the student card?

After you have completed your registration and uploaded a photo on the Student Portal, your UG student card will be ready within a few weeks.

How will I receive the student card?
  • If you have a Dutch address, the card will be sent to that address.
  • If there is no Dutch address registered in our system, your will receive an email when and where you can pick up your card.
Participate in matching activity

If the Bachelor’s programme of your choice does not have a selection procedure, you might need to participate in the matching procedure.

For some Bachelor’s programmes matching is compulsory, meaning that you will need to complete the matching activities before you are allowed to start the programme.

While your participation in this case is mandatory, the results of the matching procedure (whether or not you and the preferred programme are a suitable match) are not binding.

After you are fully enrolled in the programme

Collecting your student card

You will receive a one-off UG student card that is valid for your entire study career. Have you deregistered from your programme? This means you will no longer be able to use your UG student card.


When will I receive my UG student card?

You will receive the UG student card within 2 weeks after you are officially registered and have uploaded a passport photo in your Student Portal.


Where do I receive the UG student card?

  • Do you have a Dutch address? Then the University card will be sent to this address.
  • If no Dutch address is registered in our systems, then you will receive an email when you can pick up your student card from Student Information & Administration.
Receive statement of enrolment

You will automatically receive your statement of enrolment by email within two working days after your registration is official.

You can also download your own statement of enrolment using the UG tools in the Student Portal.

What to do if you decide not to start your studies?

Before start of the programme

You can cancel your registration via Studielink up until the starting date of your programme. Any tuition fees you have paid will be reimbursed in full.

For example:

  • starting date is 1 September: you can cancel your registration until 31 August.
  • starting date is 1 February: you can cancel your registration until 31 January.
Do you receive a student grant from DUO?

To avoid any financial issues you must notify DUO that you have cancelled your registration in time.


After start of the programme

You cannot cancel your registration after the degree programme has started, but you can deregister.

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