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Criteria applying to course descriptions

Course descriptions are used to assess whether you have the required background knowledge in Mathematics to start the BSc programme of your choice. It is therefore very important that the course descriptions you provide are elaborate, complete and form a full overview of the courses you have completed/will be completing. View the table below for an overview of the subjects for which course descriptions need to be provided, sorted by Bachelor's programme.

Note: You may be exempt from providing us with mathematics course descriptions. For more information please visit this page.

Please note that course descriptions must always be provided in English or Dutch in order to be considered in the application procedure.

Official course descriptions such as course syllabi or curriculum descriptions issued by educational institutions or the ministry of education are preferred. If these documents are not available in English or Dutch, you must provide translations along with the original document. You are not required to translate complete books, but it is important to provide an extensive overview of the relevant information (with all relevant information per course and, if applicable, per year).

Course descriptions must include:

  • course name (must correspond to course name on transcript);
  • if applicable, course code;
  • description of subjects taught in course (list of subjects will not be sufficient);
  • examples of exercises/calculations done as part of this course;
  • contact hours (and credits/units, if applicable);
  • aims of the course/learning outcomes;
  • literature reference to course book(s) used;
  • skills on which the course focused.
Bachelor of Science you are applying for  Required course description 
  • International Business
  • Economics and Business Economics
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Business Administration (Dutch-taught)

Course descriptions are an essential part of the required application documents. Providing incomplete or insufficient course descriptions may have consequences for your application for admission and/or for your eligibility for admission. Without (sufficient) course descriptions your application file will be incomplete and will not be reviewed.

Please note that each individual application can be evaluated only once. It is therefore important to make sure that the documents you provide meet the requirements of the University of Groningen application procedure. Providing incomplete or incorrect documents can have consequences for your application for admission. If you have any doubts regarding the requirements applicable to your application documents, please do not hesitate to contact us.