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Philosophy Student for a Day

Everyone who considers to study philosophy in Groningen is welcome to be a philosophy student for a day on one of seven or eight days in November/December and in February/March each year.

Most first year courses are taught in Dutch

Please note that most of our first year courses are given in Dutch. But since we offer an English-taught bachelor (Philosophy of a Specific Discipline), which starts in the second year of your studies, we want to be open to international students in the first year of their bachelor's too. If you'd like to make a seperate appointment to see if you'd like to study with us, please contact us and we'll see if we can find an English-taught course for you to attend.

If you decide to come to the Faculty of Philosophy to be a ‘Student for a Day’, you will attend a course with our first year students (and other Student for a Day participants). The lecture starts at 9:00 AM sharp, and is followed by a seminar (11:00 – 13:00). In the seminar, contents of the lecture and previously studied texts are discussed. We will send you the texts and questions that will be discussed, so you can prepare if you like. Of course, we don’t expect you to understand everything you’ve read. But this is the best way to experience what a philosophy student’s day looks like!

After these classes, you’ll have lunch with the other participants, a few first year students and our study advisor. That is the moment to ask all questions you may have about the programme and anything else about studying Philosophy in Groningen.

We will send you all information, like the exact day programme and texts and questions to be prepared in the week before your visit.

Scheduled dates Philosophy Student for a Day fall 2021
  • Thursday 9 December
  • Thursday 16 December
Scheduled dates Philosophy Student for a Day, winter/spring 2022
  • Thursday 10 February
  • Thursday 17 February
  • Thursday 24 February

If you'd like to participate, you need to register. Registration is open until one week beforehand, so please register in time! If you have registered, but cannot make it, please cancel your registration!


The Faculty of Philosophy is open every day from 8:30 on. You can find us here:

Oude Boteringestraat 52
9712 GL Groningen
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The student entrance is on the side of the building, please find it via the alley on the right hand side of the main entrance. The lectures take place in room Omega, which is at the end of the corridor on your right hand side from the hallway where you came in. You will be welcomed by our study advisor. The group is split into smaller groups for the seminars, and they will move to smaller rooms for the discussions.


You can direct any questions about Philosophy Student for a Day to the coordinator.

We hope you enjoy your day as a philosophy student!

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