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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 (except Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies), all International Relations tracks, all Arts & Culture tracks, Applied Linguistics, English Literature and Culture & Writing, Editing and Mediating.
  • Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences

    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 arrange for two references/letters of recommendation from academic referees who have detailed knowledge of their academic record. NB: For candidates from the Faculty Behavioural and Social Sciences of the University of Groningen, it is sufficient to mention the names of the academic referees, in case they are academic staff members of the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences of the University of Groningen.
    • 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.
    Sociology: Social Networks in a Sustainable Society
    • 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
    • Two reference letters 
    • Course descriptions of courses in statistics or containing statistics
    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 cirteria
    • Course descriptions of the courses as filled in on the checklist (links to websites can only be used as extra information). Please provide the course descriptions in pdf (and in English) as well.
    • Thesis (if available)
    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
    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.
  • Faculty of Economics and Business

    You can find the requirements on the programme page of the Master degree programmes.
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering

    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)
    Curriculum Vitae
    Motivation letter
    Passport
    Results of an official language test (IELTS academic, TOEFL, Cambridge)
    Two reference letters
    Academic writing sample in English
    Brief description of the courses you have taken during your previous education, including a literature list
    Checklist 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 enrollment with expected date of graduation) 
    Academic transcript/grade list/report card (and if applicable as list of courses yet to be completed)
    Course descriptions with literature studied
    Curriculum Vitae
    Motivation letter
    English language test
    One recommendation letter
    Passport
    For the degree programmes mentioned below you must also hand in an application form:
    Academic Writing Sample in English
  • 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)
    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 academic, TOEFL, Cambridge)
    Two reference letters
    Academic writing sample English
    Brief description of the courses you have taken during your previous education, including a literature list
    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.

    * Writing sample required for the Research Master Theology and Religious Studies and the Master Religion and Cultural Heritage
  • 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.