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GMAT/GRE requirement

GMAT or GRE requirement for applicants with a non-Dutch Bachelor's degree

In order to apply for an Economics or Business related Master programme of the Faculty of Economics and Business, as proof of analytical writing and quantitative reasoning abilities, you must submit a satisfactory Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test result.

A satisfactory GMAT score implies a score of at least 500. A satisfactory GRE score would be the equivalent of at least 500 GMAT score. Applications will be evaluated in combination with the other required information that needs to be provided when submitting an application.

  • GMAT website
    You are required to indicate the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen and the programme you are applying for on the test form while taking the GMAT.
  • GRE website
    The designated institution code for GRE is 7191, University of Groningen Faculty of Economics and Business.

Be aware that GMAT and GRE scores are only valid for five years.

Please keep in mind that the Faculty of Economics and Business Admissions Office will only evaluate applications for these programmes after receipt of the GMAT or GRE test results.


  • Students with a relevant European Scientific Bachelor degree comparable according to the Bologna agreement with a Dutch BSc in Economics / Business are exempt from GRE and GMAT.
  • Students with a relevant degree from our partner universities are exempt from GRE and GMAT.

For an overview of the exempted Bachelor degrees or a list of our exchange partners check here. Please make sure to add the ground of exemption in your online application in OAS.

Last modified:31 May 2019 1.27 p.m.