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Registration fixed-quota programme

with Dutch qualification

This registration procedure provides a step-by-step explanation of how to apply and enrol for a fixed-quota programme at the University of Groningen with a Dutch qualification.

Places in these programmes are allocated after a selection process.

The selection procedure is not only based on average marks for VWO final examinations, but also on motivation, personality and previous school achievements.

Overview important deadlines

15 January 2024

You can apply for admission to a fixed quota programme via Studielink. Applications will be accepted from 1 October 2023 until 15 January 2024.

15 February 2024

If your personal details have not been verified by 15 February, you will not be eligible for the selection procedure and you will have used up one of your selection attempts.

15 April 2024

The ranking numbers will be announced on 15 April 2024 and confirmation of admission sent to the students with places. Studielink is responsible for this.

15 July 2024

Make sure that you have provided proof of satisfying the entry requirements by 15 July at the latest.

31 August 2024

Pay your tuition fees before the start date of your degree programme.

Checklist

When will my registration be official?

You will be officially enrolled when all requirements on the checklist have been completed before the start of the degree programme.

  • You meet the (admission) requirements of the degree programme you have chosen.
  • You have submitted your application in Studielink before the deadline.
  • Your personal details and previous education have been verified.
  • You have arranged the payment of the tuition fees before the deadline.


Steps of registration procedure

1. Check the admission 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

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 if you have 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 qualification?

We will first need to determine whether you are admissible to the programme on the basis of your qualification(s).

There is a separate registration procedure for a fixed quote programme for students with a non-Dutch qualification.

2. Register in Studielink

Submit your application in Studielink before 15 January 2024

You can apply for admission to a fixed-quota programme via Studielink. Applications will be accepted from 1 October 2023 until 15 January 2024.

Limited number of programmes

You may only apply for a maximum of two fixed-quota programmes in one academic year, with the exception of Medicine and Dentistry.

This means that you cannot apply for two programmes in Medicine, but you can apply for Medicine and another fixed-quota programme. For example: Dentistry.

Should you be offered a place in both fixed-quota programmes, please note that you will need to choose between the two; it is not possible to be enrolled in two fixed-quota programmes at the same time.

Check how many selection attempts you have left

You will be granted one, two or three attempts at the selection procedure, depending on the programme.

Degree programme
Selection attempts
Artificial Intelligence
3
Biomedical Engineering
3
Computing Science
3
Dentistry
1
International Business
3
International Relations and International Organizations (IRIO)
3
Medicine
1
Psychology
3

You will have used up a selection attempt if you have an active application after 15 January, regardless of whether or not you actually take part in the selection procedure.

For more information about the number of attempts, go the programme page:

Number of registered selection attempts

If you took part in decentralized selection or a draw in the past, these attempts also count towards your total number of attempts.

You will see the number of selection attempts that you have used up in Studielink. If you think that the number of registered selection attempts at the University of Groningen is incorrect, you must contact the University of Groningen before 1 september via the form Selection and placement.

Check which selection criteria you must meet before 15 January

You may be required to submit extra information before 15 January. This depends on the fixed quota programme you are applying for.

Go to the programme page for more information about the selection criteria:

3. Make sure your personal details are verified

Submit correct personal details before 15 February 2024

If your personal details have not been verified by 15 February, you will not be eligible for the selection procedure and you will have used up one of your selection attempts.

Verification personal details in Studielink

In order to create a Studielink account your personal details must first be verified.

Do you have a Dutch residential address?

If you have an official home address in the Netherlands, you must create an account by logging in with your DigiD. Your personal details are 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 must upload a scan or photo of your passport or European identity card in Studielink, which will then be checked to see if your details are authentic and complete.

If you are unable to scan your ID or if you run into other difficulties, please check the Verification personal details & Studielink page or report your issue to Studielink.

4. Accept your confirmation of admission on time

Results, confirmation of admission and lodging an appeal

The ranking numbers will be announced on 15 April 2024 and confirmation of admission is sent to those students who have been offered a place in the programme. Studielink is responsible for sending out these notifications.

Explanation
If a programme has a maximum of 100 places, the students ranked number 1 to 100 will be offered a place. Students ranked number 101 and above will be offered places in turn, if other students do not accept their place (in time).

Accept your confirmation of admission within two weeks!

You must accept your confirmation of admission via Studielink within two weeks of receipt.

If you do not, your offer will expire and the place will be automatically offered to the student on the waiting list.

Not accepted in time

If, for some reason, you were unable to accept your confirmation of admission in time, you can submit a request for admission in the following academic year.

You must provide evidence of why you were unable to accept your offer in time.

If your request is approved, you will be sent confirmation of admission for the academic year (following the year for which you made the request).

Failing your exams

If you fail the exams you need to be admitted to the programme, your selection attempt can be cancelled. This is only possible if you submit your cancellation request before 1 September. In this case you will not have used up an attempt and will be able to take part in the selection procedure the following year.

Lodging an appeal

You can lodge an appeal to decisions relating to selection through the Central Portal for the Legal Protection of Student Rights (CLRS).

Appeals must be lodged within six weeks. For more information see Regulations for Selection and Placement.

5. Proof of satisfying the entry requirements

Prove you meet the entry requirements before 15 July 2024 at the latest

Make sure that you have provided proof of satisfying the entry requirements by 15 July at the latest.

If you fail to do so, your confirmation of admission will expire and your place will be offered to another student.

Important for non-EU applicants

A different deadline may apply to applicants with a non-EU nationality. Make sure to check your decision letter and other important information you received from the Admissions Office.


Problems?

If you are unable to provide proof of satisfying the entry requirements by 15 July, submit a request for postponement using the form Selection and Placement before 15 July.

If you are still unable to provide proof of satisfying the entry requirements by the new deadline, your confirmation of admission will expire.

Go to the programme page for more information about the entry requirements:


Receiving confirmation of admission after 15 July

Make sure that you have provided proof of satisfying the entry requirements within two weeks.

If you fail to do so, your confirmation of admission will expire and your place will be offered to another student.


Failing your exams

If you fail your exams, your selection attempt can be cancelled. You will not use up an attempt and will be able to take part in the selection procedure the following year.

6. Pay your tuition fees on time

Pay your tuition fees before 31 Augustus 2024

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).

Practical information

University account

Every one who registers for a degree programme at the UG via Studielink is allocated a University account.

University 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.
Statement of enrolment

From the moment you are officially registered for the academic year,

  • you will automatically receive the statement of enrolment by email within 2 working days.
  • you can also download the statement via the Student Portal. Go to UG tools and click on 'Statement of enrolment and photo'.


What do you use your statement of enrolment for?

You can use the statement of enrolment for non-university bodies such as insurance companies, health insurers, pension or orphan funds, travel companies, etc. A student association may also ask for a statement of enrolment.


Request a statement of enrolment with an official university stamp or from a previous year
What should I do if I don't want to start my degree programme?

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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