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About us Faculty of Philosophy Education Filosofie: iets voor jou? International



If you want to learn more about the courses we offer, please visit the university's online course catalogue Ocasys
Click on a programme name to view its contents. The language in which the course is offered is mentioned in the course catalogue.

Application and admission

For application and admission to the degree programmes in Philosophy, please follow the links to programme web pages provided in the relevant section.

Erasmus exchange students who want to apply to the University of Groningen, Faculty of Philosophy have to be nominated by their home university before they can apply. Upon their nomination, they will receive instructions from the Faculty of Philosophy international officer on next steps to be taken.

Language requirements

Degree programmes

International students applying for a degree programme in Philosophy need to be able to proof they have sufficient knowledge of English. The level needs to be proven by submitting official language test results (e.g. IELTS or TOEFL).

For bachelor and master degree programmes, the minimum scores should be 6,5 for IELTS, 580 (92) for TOEFL; CEFR B2.

The Research Master programme requires minimum scores of 7 (IELTS) and 620 (100) for TOEFL; CEFR C1.

Exchange students

Incoming exchange students from Erasmus+ partners in programme countries will only be nominated by their home universities in case they have at least CEFR B2 level of English (as agreed upon in the inter-institutional agreements).

Exchange students from Erasmus+ ICM partners as well as free mover exchange students will need to proof their English proficiency by submitting official test results (IELTS 6,5 or TOEFL 580/92).

Introduction and welcome

All international students are expected to be in Groningen in time, i.e. before the official Welcoming Ceremony which they are expected to attend. During this day a lot of practical matters can be arranged on one location at the university. This will prevent you from having to go from one office (foreign police or bank) to the other, saving you loads of time. During this day you can also sing up for various introductory activities, as e.g. those organized by ESN.

The Faculty of Philosophy will organise its own introduction for international students, providing lots of practical information that is specifically aimed at students of our faculty.

View Welcoming events for dates and times of this year's events!

Free Dutch language course

All international degree students can register for a course of Dutch language at the University Language Centre. The costs are covered by the Faculty and the University.

Study support

The University of Groningen provides various types of services and counseling to (international) students, ranging from support for students with a disability to psychological support or study training.

More practicalities


For questions and additional information, please send a message to the international officer Ms. Regine van Groningen:

Last modified:06 September 2019 12.15 p.m.