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Registration procedure for a Master's degree programme

You can enrol in a Master's degree programme at the University of Groningen via Studielink.

Admission requirements

You will only be able to start a Master's degree programme if you have gained your Bachelor's degree. In addition, there may be additional admission requirements.

Academic year 2021-2022: exemption existing entry requirements

The Bachelor’s-before-Master’s rule (‘harde knip’ in Dutch) is the legal provision that states that students must first complete their Bachelor’s or Pre-Master’s programme before they can move on to a Master’s programme. In light of ongoing government measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus, many students were not able to study as effectively as they would under normal circumstances. The switch to online teaching and examinations and the different approaches per faculty justify easing the rules for access to the Master’s degree programmes, thus allowing a deviation from the harde knip rule.

The Board of the University of Groningen has decided to maintain the so-called Soft Cut for the academic year 2021-2022. This means that students in the final phase of their bachelors programme may, under certain conditions, get started with their masters programme and limit further delay.


Of course, there are certain conditions to these measures. These can differ per faculty of programme. You may only start if you have met the specific conditions of your faculty.

Please note that if you have already been conditionally admitted based on the Soft Cut in the academic year 2020-2021, then you cannot make use of it again in the coming academic year. In that case, you need to finish your bachelor degree before you can start your masters programme

If you think you are eligible, please contact the education support desk of your faculty. They will decide whether or not you meet the requirements.

Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Spatial Sciences
Faculty of Philosophy
Faculty of Science and Engineering


For more information, please contact the education support desk of your faculty.

Log in Studielink

Go to Studielink and log in with your password.

If you are using Studielink for the first time, you must request a user name and password. Once you've filled in your details, Studielink will send you a password via e-mail.

Enter your personal details

Your personal details will be checked for accuracy with the data in the Municipal Personal Records database (BRP). If your data does not match that in the BRP, you can send a copy of your entry in the municipal register or you can scan your passport/ID document via your Student Portal.

Enrol in a degree programme

Enrol in a degree programme at the University of Groningen. Keep an eye on the deadlines if you want to enrol in a degree programme.

Pay your tuition fees

Pay the tuition fees, hand in the BBC or arrange a digital direct debit payment before the start date of your degree programme. For example:

  • Start date 1 September: you must have paid no later than 31 August.
  • Start date 1 February: you must have paid no later than 31 January.

As from second half of June you can indicate in Studielink how you want to pay your tuition fees.

Upload photo for University-pass (new students)

Please upload your photo via:

For more information see manual 'How to upload your photo for your student card' .


You will be enrolled in a degree programme and you will be sent a student card

  • if you satisfy the admission requirements.
  • if your personal details are verified.
  • if you have arranged the payment of your tuition fees.

More information?

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Last modified:18 October 2021 2.15 p.m.
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