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Application documents per faculty

  • Faculty of Arts

    Diploma (or proof of enrollment with expected date of graduation)
    Academic transcript/grade list/report card (and if applicable a list of courses yet to be completed)
    Curriculum Vitae
    Motivation letter
    Passport
    Results of an official language test (IELTS academic, TOEFL, Cambridge)
    Two reference letters*
    Academic writing sample in English**
    NB: If the documents are not in English or Dutch, please provide a translation in English or Dutch.

    * NO letters of recommendation are required for the following Master tracks: All International Relations tracks, all Media Studies tracks, all Arts & Culture tracks (except Art History & Curatorial Studies) and English Literature and Culture & Writing, Editing and Mediating, and Journalism.
    ** Writing sample required for the following Master tracks: All Research Masters, all International Relations tracks, all Arts & Culture tracks, Applied Linguistics, Multilingualism, English Literature and Culture & Writing, Editing and Mediating.
  • Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences

    Psychology (all tracks)
    • Copy of your valid passport or ID card
    • Diploma certificate (if available)
    • (Temporary) transcript of grades
    • List of courses yet to pass
    • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
    • Filled in checklist admission criteria (bullet 7 under application)
    • Official and sufficient proof of proficiency in English
    • Thesis (if available)
    Research Master
    • Copy of your valid passport or ID card
    • Diploma certificate (if available)
    • (Temporary) transcript of grades including GPA and credits earned
    • List of courses yet to pass
    • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
    • Letter of motivation
    • Official and sufficient proof of proficiency in English. Candidates who studied their bachelor programme in The Netherlands are exempt.
    • Candidates must mention the names of two academic referees who have detailed knowledge of their academic record. Letters are not required, but please keep in mind that the Admission Board may contact your referees. Please make sure the email addresses of your referees are those of their place of work.
    • Proof of knowledge of relevant theories and statistics (including multiple regression and analysis of variance), and experience with statistical software packages. Please upload course descriptions including the literature used.
    Pedagogical Sciences (all specializations)
    • Copy of your valid passport or ID card
    • Diploma certificate (if available)
    • (Temporary) transcript of grades
    • List of courses yet to pass
    • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
    • Letter of motivation
    • Official and sufficient proof of proficiency in English
    • Course descriptions, in English. Please do not upload a full study guide, only course descriptions of relevant courses.
    Educational Sciences; Learning in Interaction
    • Copy of your valid passport or ID card
    • Diploma certificate (if available)
    • (Temporary) transcript of grades
    • List of courses yet to pass
    • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
    • Letter of motivation
    • Official and sufficient proof of proficiency in English
    • Course descriptions, in English. Please do not upload a full study guide, only course descriptions of relevant courses.
    NB: If the documents are not in English or Dutch, please also provide a translation in English or Dutch.
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  • Faculty of Economics and Business

    Diploma (or proof of enrolment with expected date of graduation) 
    Academic transcript/grade list/report card (and if applicable a list of courses yet to be completed, with credit allocation)
    Curriculum Vitae
    Motivation letter explaining why you are applying to the programme (no more than 650 words).
    Passport
    Proof of English proficiency. Click here for an overview of the language requirements and accepted tests.
    Sufficient GMAT or GRE test result (if applicable)
    For all candidates who obtained a bachelor from a university in a non-EU/EEA country. 
    Brief description of the courses of relevant courses you have taken in the field of the specific Master programme you are applying for, and of any courses in research methods and statistics. Course descriptions must include a description of topics covered in the course, learning objectives and a literature list of the course book(s) used in each course.

    NB: If the documents are not in English or Dutch, please also provide a translation in English or Dutch.

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering

    Diploma (or proof of enrolment with expected date of graduation) in the original language and in English
    Transcript of grades (If you have not completed your studies yet, please also submit a list of outstanding courses and credits)
    Curriculum Vitae
    Motivation letter
    Passport
    Results of an accepted language test (IELTS academic, TOEFL, Cambridge)
    Two reference letters (Selective and Research programmes
    Checklist and academic writing sample for the following programmes: 
    NB: If the documents are not in English or Dutch, please also provide a translation in English or Dutch.




  • Faculty of Law

    Bachelor diploma

    With a diploma supplement, if available.
    If you have not completed your studies yet, please submit a list of outstanding courses and a statement with an expected date of graduation.

    (The statement of expected graduation is not necessary for applicants with an undergraduate degree to be obtained in the Netherlands)

    Transcript/grade list/report card

    With an explanation of the grading scale.

    Proof of English language proficiency

    We accept TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge CPE and CPA exam results. Please consult our website for required scores and possible exemptions.

    1 academic reference

    Can be e-mailed to us from your referee's institutional email address, or uploaded in the Online Application System. The uploaded letter should be on letterhead and signed by the referee and must contain contact details of your referee, including his or her institutional email address.

    Letter of motivation

    Max. 650 words

    Curriculum Vitae

    Copy of your passport/ID

    NB: If the documents are not in English or Dutch, please also provide a translation in English or Dutch.
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences

    Diploma (or proof of enrolment with expected date of graduation) in the original language and in English
    Transcript of grades (If you have not completed your studies yet, please also submit a list of outstanding courses and credits)
    Curriculum Vitae
    Motivation letter
    Results of an official language test (IELTS academic, TOEFL, Cambridge)
    One recommendation letter (for CPE(HSP) and MMIT)
    Passport
    Application form for the following programmes:

  • Faculty of Philosophy

    Diploma (or proof of enrollment with expected date of graduation
    Academic transcript/grade list/report card (and if applicable a list of courses yet to be completed)
    Curriculum Vitae
    Motivation letter
    Passport
    Result of an official language test (IELTS acadmic, TOEFL, Cambridge)
    Two reference letters
    Academic writing sample in English*
    * Writing sample required for the Research Master Philosophy and the Master Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Faculty of Spatial Sciences

    Diploma (or proof of enrolment with expected date of graduation) in the original language and in English
    Transcript of grades (If you have not completed your studies yet, please also submit a list of outstanding courses and credits)
    Curriculum Vitae
    Motivation letter
    Passport
    Result of an official language test (IELTS academic, TOEFL, Cambridge)
    Two reference letters (for Real Estate Studies and Spatial Sciences)
    Academic writing sample in English (for Real Estate Studies)
    NB: If the documents are not in English or Dutch, please also provide a translation in English or Dutch.

  • Faculty of Theology and Religious studies

    Diploma (or proof of enrollment with expected date of graduation) 
    Academic transcript/grade list/report card (and if applicable a list of courses yet to be completed)
    Curriculum Vitae
    Motivation letter
    Passport
    Results of an official language test (IELTS academic, TOEFL, Cambridge)
    Two reference letters
    Academic writing sample in English
    NB: If the documents are not in English or Dutch, please also provide a translation in English or Dutch.
  • When is a copy considered to be officially certified?

    A copy is considered to be officially certified if one of the following authorities confirms the correspondence of the photocopy to the original.

    Authority  Extra information
    Admissions Office of the University of Groningen Bring the original documents as well as the copies
    Your home university of school   
    An official authority responsible for certifications E.g. the Dutch Embassy or Consulate in your country of domicile 
    A public notary office Bring the original documents
    Authorities in the home state of the applicant that have the right to provide documents with so-called "Apostille of The Hague" Under the term of the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents, 5 October 1991
     


  • I don't have the certified copies yet. What must I do?

    To enable us to start processing your application you can initially upload uncertified copies of your diploma and transcripts. Based on these documents we can come to a conditional admissions decision. However, before you can be officially and unconditionally admitted, you will have to provide us with certified copies of your original diploma and transcripts.