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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)
    Passport
    Results of an official language test (IELTS academic, TOEFL, Cambridge)
    Curriculum Vitae*
    Motivation letter*
    Two reference letters**
    Academic writing sample in English**
    * Required for all Research Masters, all International Relations tracks and Journalism
    ** Required for all Research Master Programmes

    NB: If the documents are not in English or Dutch, please provide a translation in English or Dutch. For information on the application documents of the Erasmus Mundus programme in Clinical Linguistics, visit this webpage.
  • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
  • Campus Fryslân

  • Faculty of Economics and Business

    A document indicating the name of your qualification in the original language (for example Laurea, Ptychio, Sarjana, Bachelor, Licenciado, 学士, etc.)
    Academic transcript/grade list/report card (and if applicable a list of courses yet to be completed, with credit allocation)
    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.

    Extra documents needed for the Research Master in Economics and Business
    Motivation letter
    CV
    Students have to hand in two letters of recommendation. These should be from academic staff. The letter can be scanned and uploaded. If a referee insists on sending the letter directly, it should be sent to Rina Koning (a.c.koning rug.nl)
    NB: If the documents are not in English or Dutch, please also provide a translation in English or Dutch.
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering

    A document indicating the name of your qualification in the original language (for example Laurea, Ptychio, Sarjana, Bachelor, Licenciado, 学士, etc.)
    Transcript of grades (if you have not completed your studies yet, please also submit a list of outstanding courses and credits)
    Passport
    Results of an accepted language test (IELTS academic, TOEFL, Cambridge)
    A Motivation letter for the following programmes:
    • Biomedical Sciences
    • Nanoscience
    A Curriculum Vitae for the following programmes:
    • Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences
    • Biomedical Sciences
    • Biomolecular Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Ecology and Evolution
    • Marine Biology
    • Nanoscience
    Two reference letters (non-EU students) or contact details of two referees (EU students) for the following programmes:
    • Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences
    • Biomolecular Sciences
    • Ecology and Evolution
    • Marine Biology
    • Nanoscience - all students should submit reference letters for this programme
    Checklist for the following programmes:
    Checklist and academic writing sample for the following programmes:
    Course descriptions for the following programmes:
    • Chemistry
    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
    * Not required for the LLM Governance and Law in Digital Society.
    NB: If the documents are not in English or Dutch, please also provide a translation in English or Dutch.
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences

    A document indicating the name of your qualification in the original language(for example Laurea, Ptychio, Sarjana, Bachelor, Licenciado, 学士, etc.)
    Transcript of grades (if you have not completed your studies yet, please also submit a list of outstanding courses and credits)
    Results of an official language test (IELTS academic, TOEFL, Cambridge)
    Curriculum Vitae (for CPE and MMIT)
    Motivation letter (for CPE and MMIT)
    One recommendation letter(for CPE(HSP) and MMIT)
    Passport
    Application form 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 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)
    Passport
    Result of an official language test (IELTS academic, TOEFL, Cambridge)
    Curriculum Vitae*
    Motivation letter*
    Two reference letters*
    Academic writing sample in English*
    * Required for the Research Master Philosophy only.
  • Faculty of Spatial Sciences

    A document indicating the name of your qualification in the original language (for example Laurea, Ptychio, Sarjana, Bachelor, Licenciado, 学士, etc.)
    Transcript of grades (if you have not completed your studies yet, please also submit a list of outstanding courses and credits)
    Passport
    Result of an official language test (IELTS academic, TOEFL, Cambridge)
    Curriculum Vitae (for Real Estate studies and Research Master Spatial Sciences)
    Motivation letter (for Real Estate studies and Research Master Spatial Sciences)
    Two reference letters (for Real Estate Studies and Research Master Spatial Sciences)
    Academic writing sample in English (for Real Estate Studies)
    Course descriptions (for Population 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)
    Passport
    Results of an official language test (IELTS academic, TOEFL, Cambridge)
    Curriculum Vitae*
    Motivation Letter*
    Two reference letters*
    Academic writing sample in English*
    * Only required for the Research Master Theology and Religious Studies.

    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.