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Information for students from Bulgaria

The University of Groningen has a long history of welcoming students from all over the world. Of our 32,000 students over 7,000 are international, coming from 120 different countries. This  creates a truly international experience. There are currently over 200 Bulgarians studying at the university.

Our Bulgarian students pursue a variety of bachelor’s and master’s programmes across our 11 faculties. Popular subject areas include Science and Engineering, Arts and Humanities, Economics and Business, Spatial Sciences, Psychology and Law.

Why choose Groningen?

  1. Top 100 globally-ranked university
  2. Over 180 English-taught degree programmes
  3. Safe, young and vibrant student city - over 25% of the population are students
  4. Low tuition fees and living costs when compared to the UK and USA.
  5. Study at the heart of Europe

Meet us in Bulgaria

No visits planned at this time.

Bulgarian representative

Integral Bulgaria
integral integral.bg

Webinars

The University of Groningen offers a variety of webinars both live and on demand. These include information about studying in the Netherlands, admissions procedures and programme-specific webinars. We also broadcast regular webinars by students from Bulgaria, who are happy to answer your questions.

Information for applicants from Bulgaria

Bachelor's programmes

The Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie (Academic Stream) is required for admittance to our bachelor’s programmes. Some programmes ask for specific subjects or subject combinations. Please check the entry requirements in advance. In most cases an English language proficiency test is also required.

The deadline to apply to the majority of programmes is 1 May. However, we advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

Five of our English-taught bachelor’s courses (listed below) are Numerus Fixus. These programmes have an earlier application deadline of 15 January and an additional selection process run by the respective Faculty.

Master's programmes

For admittance to one of our master’s programmes you will need to have a research university bachelor’s degree in a related discipline. The Faculty Admissions Boards look at each master’s application on an individual basis. Your suitability for the master’s is based on the courses you have covered in your bachelor’s programme. For more detailed information about academic entry requirements, please check the webpage for the master’s programme you are interested in.

The University also offers a number of pre-master’s programmes. These are bridging programmes for students who wish to enrol in a master’s programme, but have certain shortfalls in their academic background. During a pre-master’s you will follow courses preparing you for a specific master’s degree. For example the popular pre-master’s at the Faculty of Economics and Business, which consists of 60 ECTS and takes one year to complete. Once you have successfully completed a pre-master’s programme, you can enrol in the corresponding master’s programme.

The Academic Year

The academic year in the Netherlands consists of two semesters. Each semester is then divided into two blocks, each lasting 10 weeks. All four blocks conclude with a short exam period. The academic year runs from the beginning of September to the end of June/beginning of July.

Contact information

We have a dedicated team of international students who can answer your questions about the University and student life in Groningen. Please contact us at prospectives rug.nl

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						Testimonial of Martin Bakardzhiev, MSc Sustainable Entrepreneurship

    While pursuing a master’s degree in Science in Sustainable Entrepreneurship, I managed to broaden my network, gather priceless knowledge and views on global issues and opportunities, and most importantly pave the way for my future career.

    – Martin Bakardzhiev, MSc Sustainable Entrepreneurship
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    While pursuing a master’s degree in Science in Sustainable Entrepreneurship, I managed to broaden my network, gather priceless knowledge and views on global issues and opportunities, and most importantly pave the way for my future career. The University of Groningen (UG) has a well-accredited name in the job sector, meaning that career prospects are within a hand’s reach upon graduation. The support, understanding, and open-mindedness of residents, students and staff are extraordinary in and around this institution.

    Check out Martin’s full story on our International Alumni Ambassadors website.

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