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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 2020-2021: exemption existing entry requirements

Since the introduction of the Bachelors-before-masters-rule (the so-called ‘Harde Knip’) it is only possible to start your master’s programme if you have graduated for your bachelor’s programme. Because of the corona crisis, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has decided that this entry requirement can, under certain conditions, be cancelled in the coming academic year. Due to the corona measures, all education is offered online until the end of this academic year. However, this may cause study delay for some students, since not everything can be done digitally.

This exceptional situation requires special measures, which is why the Board of the University of Groningen has decided to introduce an exemption of one of the existing entry requirements for a master’s programme.

From 1 September 2020, students in the final phase of their bachelor's programme can start their master’s programme under certain conditions. This way, students can take master courses while also finishing their bachelor’s programme. Study delay can thus be limited as much as possible.


The conditions for this exemption of the current regulations may differ per faculty and/or study programme. You can only start when you have met the specific conditions of your faculty.

If you meet the conditions, you can be simultaneously enrolled in your bachelor’s and master’s programme, for the duration of one academic year. You must therefore complete your bachelor’s programme in 2020-2021. If you do not complete your bachelor’s programme before 1 September 2021, you cannot re-enroll for your master’s programme the following academic year. This is only possible after you have completed your bachelor’s degree. In the meantime, the results achieved in the master’s programme will of course remain valid.

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, Studielink will ask you to send a copy of your entry in the municipal register or a copy of your passport to:

University of Groningen
Student Information and Administration
P.O. Box 72
9700 AB Groningen
The Netherlands

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:23 February 2021 11.04 a.m.
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