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Study progress monitoring (MoMi)

  • What should I do if I obtained too few ECTS?

    It is always important that you report to your study advisor as soon as you notice that you are failing classes. We know it is tempting to wait until the resit or second semester, because maybe you will still pass the class or pass sufficient classes in the second semester. However, the sooner you report to your study advisor, the better.

    Furthermore, we advise you to schedule an appointment with the SSCS student counsellors as soon as possible. Perhaps you have a good reason that causes you to fail classes. You can discuss your situation with a student counsellor; they may be able to help and determine whether you have an excusable reason.

    More information
    You can find more information on the UG’s MoMi webpage.

    Click here to consult an overview of study advisors at the UG (not Economics and Business) and study advisors at the Faculty of Economics and Business.

    For an appointment with the student counsellors, please consult the SSC website (Student Portal).
  • What should I do if I have switched or want to switch study programmes?

    Making a wrong choice when enrolling in a study programme happens. However, as the MoMi study progress is not linked to one study programme, switching study programmes does not eliminate the 50% ECTS requirement.

    In other words, if you switch study programmes, whether this in the middle or at the end of the academic year, you will still need to have obtained 30 ECTS by the end of the second semester, unless you have an excusable reason as determined by the SSCS counsellors.

    In some cases it may therefore be wiser to deregister from the UG, and start your new study programme per September. Students who have deregistered from the UG before 1 May will not be checked under MoMi in case they want to continue studying at the University of Groningen in the next academic year.

    We must stress that if you notice that you are failing classes, it is important to contact your study advisor as soon as possible. We know it is tempting to wait until the resit or second semester, because maybe you will still pass the class or pass sufficient classes in the second semester. However, the sooner you report to your study advisor, the better.

    Furthermore, we advise you to schedule an appointment with the SSCS student counsellors as well. Perhaps you have a good reason that is the cause. You can discuss your situation with a student counsellor; they may be able to help and determine whether you have an excusable reason.

    More information
    You can find more information on the UG’s MoMi webpage.

    Click here to consult an overview of study advisors at the UG (not Economics and Business) and study advisors at the Faculty of Economics and Business.

    For an appointment with the student counsellors, please consult the SSC website (Student Portal).
  • What should I do if I did not pass my pre-programme?

    When you first started at the UG you received a residence permit for the duration of your pre-programme plus the full duration of the degree programme.

    However, the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) only allows students to use a residence permit for ‘study’ for a pre-programme a maximum of 1 year. This means that you will need to pass the entire pre-programme in 1 year and continue in the degree programme in order to keep your residence permit.

    In the case that you did not pass your pre-programme, there are several solutions, depending on your situation.

    Situation 1: You are allowed to continue your pre-programme for a second year
    If you have passed sufficient amount of ECTS that your faculty allows you to continue your pre-programme for a second year, you will still lose your Dutch residence permit. This means that there is a possibility that you will have to return to your home country and fly back to the Netherlands on a short stay visa for any courses you have yet to do. Once you have then passed your final pre-programme course and have been admitted to the degree programme, the UG will be able to apply for a new visa and/or residence permit for you.

    Situation 2: You are not allowed or don’t want to continue your pre-programme
    In this case, if you want to keep your residence permit for study, you must be enrolled in a degree programme after your pre-programme year ends. As you did not finish your pre-programme successfully, it cannot be the degree programme you initially wanted to do. However, in terms of your residence permit, it does not matter in which degree programme you are enrolled, as long as you are enrolled in a degree programme rather than a pre-programme.

    Keep in mind that the moment you are enrolled in a degree programme at a Dutch university, you must meet the study progress (MoMi) requirements every academic year.

    Questions?
    If anything is unclear or you have further questions, please send an e-mail to isd@rug.nl. Make sure you list your full name, student number, and explain your situation as clearly as possible.
  • Where can I find more information about the study progress monitoring (MoMi)?

    You can find more information about the study progress monitoring (MoMi) on the UG’s Modern Migration Policy for students page.

    The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) also have information on their Study progress monitoring website.
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