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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the requirements to apply for a summer school?

The University of Groningen is a research university. This means that all of our summer schools are research-driven and are targeting advanced bachelor students or (post) graduate students. Also, all our summer schools are taught in English, so you need a good command of English. In most cases you will need to provide a CV and a motivation letter. To have more specific information, please visit the summer school page of your interest via our overview page.

How can I apply for a summer school?

Most summer schools have an online application form, where you can upload the necessary information. In some cases you will have to contact the coordinator.

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.

Does 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, the central summer school office cannot assist with this.

Do I need a visa?

Depending on your nationality, you may need to apply for a Schengen visa (short stay visa). Remember that you can only apply after you have been admitted! 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.

Laatst gewijzigd:07 december 2017 15:58