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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about The University of Groningen Summer Schools. If, after reading, you still have questions, please contact us at

Where can I find the dates, requirements, fees...?

You will find all details, such as dates, requirements and fees on the page of the summer school. Go to Summer Schools A-Z and click on the school of your interest.

How do I apply for a summer school?

Application is simple: please go to the page of the summer school of your liking, click 'apply now', and fill out the online application form. Please check the summer school page to see what documents you should submit before your application can be completed. Most schools ask for a CV and motivation letter.

When is the application deadline?

This depends on the summer school you want to apply for. You can find the application deadline on the specific summer school page.

I submitted my application form, when will I receive more information?

Your summer school coordinator will check each application, and will contact you if we need additional information. Selection will usually take place after the deadline for application closes. You will be informed of the outcome quickly after.

Can I get credits for participating in the summer school?

Upon successful completion of the programme, the summer school offers a Certificate of Attendance that mentions the workload in hours (28 hours corresponds to 1 ECTS). You can apply for recognition of these credits at your university. We will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of attendance.

Do the University of Groningen summer schools offer scholarships ?

Some summer schools offer scholarships or (partial) waivers. If this is the case, it will be specifically mentioned on the page of the summer school of your interest. The University of Groningen also offers a number scholarships for international students who are interested in doing a short course in Groningen. Please use the Grantfinder to search for available scholarships, or contact your home institution.

Do I need a visa?

Depending on your nationality, you may need to apply for a Schengen visa (short stay visa). Remember that you should only apply for a visa after you have received official confirmation that you have been admitted to the summer school! Visit our Application and Admissions page for more information on visa.

Do I need health insurance?

The Netherlands has a high standard of medical care. It is, however, very important to be properly insured. Medical costs can be very high, especially if they include a stay in a hospital. Students at institutes of higher education are not automatically insured against medical expenses abroad. You must arrange this yourself. More information can be found on our general health page.

How is housing arranged for me?

In many cases, housing is included in the fee of the summer school, which means that accommodation will be arranged for you. Once you have been admitted to the summer school of your choice, we will inform you about the housing details. If housing is not provided by your summer school, you will need to find your own accommodation. Please check with the summer school of your choice.

Last modified:24 October 2019 4.43 p.m.