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University of Groningen services and support

  • Dual Career Support
    The Dual Career Support service is offered by the University of Groningen in order to assist partners or spouses of new academic staff with finding employment, an internship, voluntary work or study opportunities.
    Dual Career Support does not guarantee results, since the chances of finding a job depend on individual characteristics and the local job market. We organize meetings in which we help you acquire information about the local job market and effective ways to approach it, and expand your network. You can make use of the Dual Career Support service for two years.
  • HR Information Desk
    Aims to inform international staff members about getting settled in the Netherlands and to offer practical assistance related to HR matters.
  • Immigration Service Desk
    The ISD applies for (MVV) visas and residence permits of all prospective and current staff (and family members) of the University of Groningen.
  • Language Centre
    Provides standard and tailor-made individual lessons and group courses in various languages, including Dutch for University of Groningen students and staff.

Other services and support

  • International Welcome Center North
    A cooperation between the Municipality of Groningen, the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND), the University of Groningen, and Connect International. INWCN offers services in three areas:  government formalities (residence permits and municipal registration), practical information and referrals to reliable service providers and social activities. For some services a fee is charged.
  • Connect International
    Connect International serves the international community in the provinces of Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe. They provide practical information to familiarize international residents with all aspects of living, working or studying in the Northern Netherlands, organize events and activities to facilitate making connections, and offer relocation services to help internationals to get settled.
    The University of Groningen offers new employees a 2-hour advice from Connect International to help you get started with finding your place to live in Groningen.

Last modified:13 August 2019 09.25 a.m.