Information for new master students
The time has come: you are starting your master at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences! To help you get started, you can find practical information here. This information is meant for students who are admissible (according to the Admissions office if you have an international diploma or the admission board if you have a Dutch diploma) to one of the master programmes of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences.
As the corona measures are still (partly) in place, there may be some uncertainties about how the 2020-2021 academic year will progress. To keep informed, please check this page . If we have any updates, we will post them there.
Admission academic year 2020-2021
Due to the Corona crisis you don't have to have finished your Bachelor programme to start with your FSS Master programme in September 2020. Of course you do have to follow a bachelorprogramme that gives you admission to one of our Master programmes. You can read the exact conditions and how to apply on our admission to an FSS Master programme in 2020-2021 webpage. Introduction
You have applied for a master of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences. The University of Groningen organizes an alternative welcoming ceremony for all international students. This ceremony will take place on Thursday, August 27, 2020. Updates can be found on their website. You will receive an invitation from the University.
Introduction moments (this information is being updated)
|Programme||Date and time||Location|
|Faculty Introduction: All FSS master programmes||28 August||Hybrid (details about signing up in your email)|
|Cultural Geography/Tourism Geography and Planning||27 August 13.15 pm||Campus Fryslan (register before August 19, details in the email you have received)|
|Economic Geography/Regional Competitiveness and Trade||4 September 9.00-10.00 am||Hybrid (room 5433.0005)|
|Environmental and Infrastructure Planning||31 August 13.00-15.00 pm||Hybrid (room 5419.0015)|
|Population Studies||31 August 13.00-15.00 pm||Hybrid (room 5419.0112)|
|Real Estate Studies||4 September 12.00-13.00 pm||Hybrid (Blauwe zaal)|
|Research Master Spatial Sciences||3 September 11.00 am - 14.00 pm||On campus (room 5412.0040)|
|Socio-Spatial Planning||3 September 9.00-11.00 am||Hybrid (room 5412.0112)|
Registering for courses
You have to enroll for your courses every semester. You are automatically enrolled for your exams. You can view the registration periods for courses on the Student Portal. For semester 1a this was 20 July. Please register before 31 August. See the tutorial below for a guide how to enroll for your courses. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you don't have access yet.
You can order your study books online through the website of our study association Ibn Batutta. You can check on their website which books you will need and order them when applicable with a discount.
Tutorials ICT systems
In the practical links below you go to different systems and webpages for all your study information. If you are new this can be quite confusing. Please check these tutorials for the steps you have to take to follow courses and stay up to date before and during your study.
- Register for courses in ProgressWWW
- Find courses and your programme in Ocasys
- See your schedule
- Important announcements on the Student Portal
- Information in organization for master students
- Practical study information
- Location Faculty of Spatial Sciences
- More information about the Zernike Campus
- Location Campus Fryslân
- More information about Campus Fryslân and Leeuwarden
Services of the Faculty and the University
- The Student Support Desk of our faculty
- The study advisors of our faculty
- Ibn Battuta, the study association
- Pro Geo, student interest organisation
- Geo Promotion, organisation congress
- Girugten, faculty magazine
- Career Services FSS
- UG Career Services
- UG Student Support experts in study counseling (if you have problems go to the study advisor first)
- Practical information about studying at the UG
|Last modified:||26 August 2020 4.19 p.m.|