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Education Honours College Bachelor's Honours Programme

Admission Requirements

In order to qualify for admission to the Bachelor's Honours Programme, you must meet the following minimum requirements listed below. If you have questions, please contact student affairs via honours rug.nl .

  1. You obtained good results in the first semester. The guideline for good results is: you are among the top 10% of your degree programme cohort. This is based on the weighted average of all your marks in the first semester.
  2. You are progressing in your studies at a satisfactory rate. The guideline for sufficient study progress is: you have obtained at least 25 ECTS, or 80% of the credit points that can be earned in the first semester.
  3. It is also important that you are motivated, and that you will be able to complete the programme within the specified period (3 years).
  4. You are registered as a student on a propaedeutic Bachelor's degree programme at the University of Groningen.
  5. Almost the entire programme is taught in English; the literature is often in English and presentations and essays will also have to be done in English. You therefore need sufficient knowledge of the English language (written and oral) to be able to follow the Honours Programme.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

A guideline for sufficient knowledge of the English language is:

- you are enrolled for a fulltime English taught Bachelor programme at the university of Groningen

- for students with a Dutch secondary school diploma: final examinations in English, grade at least 6 or can prove that they have achieved a comparable level

- students with a non-Dutch secondary school diploma must be able to provide proof of sufficient proficiency in English:

  • a computer TOEFL score of at least 237, all sections must be passed (i.e. at least 21 on each section), and a TWE of at least 4.5;
  • a paper TOEFL score of at least 580, all sections must be passed (i.e. at least 55 on each section), and a TWE of at least 4.5;
  • an internet TOEFL score of at least 92, all sections must be passed (i.e. at least 21 on each section);
  • an IELTS Academic score of at least 6.5, all sections must be passed (i.e. at least 6.0 on each section);
  • a CPE, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English CAE, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English.
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