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Colloquium Doctum (21+)

A colloquium doctum is an entrance exam: anyone who does not have a diploma that would grant direct admission to the study programme, such as a VWO diploma and is at least 21 years old, may be given the opportunity to take an entrance exam. The colloquium doctum consists of several tests at a VWO final exam level.

If you are holder of a diploma issued outside the Netherlands that provides admission to study at an institution of higher education in your home country but you cannot submit certificates the age limit may also vary. These are special cases and will be assessed on an individual basis.

Please note!

You can skip the step 'Add previous education' when creating your Studielink account. The UG will receive a signal from Studielink that you have no prior education and will inform you about the possibilities for doing a 21+ test / colloquium doctum.

If you already filled in  your prior education in Studielink, it is not possible to change this to colloquium doctum. In that case, contact the Admissions Board if you want to apply for a colloquium doctum.

English Proficiency

Proficiency in English is an admission requirement for all English taught degree programmes. You will need to submit proof of proficiency in English as part of the application process. You are exempted for taking an English language test if you can prove that your level of English proficiency is equivalent to Dutch pre-university level (VWO). If required, you can take an English language test at the University's Language Centre. The minimum section scores to be obtained are C2 or C1 (one B2 allowed).

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Entrance exams

You can take entrance exams (voortentamen) at the Centrale Commissie Voortentamens or at the Boswell-Bèta Institute.
You need to prepare yourself for the exams.

You can obtain VWO-certificates of the course(s) at an institution for secondary education as well. These certificates can also be achieved in the region of Groningen at the Alfa College or Luzac College and distance learning, for example, LOI, NTI or NHA. You can also do the ‘Staats’ exam, but note that you can sign up for ‘Staats’ exams until 31 December.

VWO certificates from other institutions are not automatically accepted. Contact the Admissions Board if you want to take an exam elsewhere.

Admissions procedure:

  • Apply for the BSc programme before May 1st* through Studielink and choose ‘Colloquium Doctum’ as previous education.
  • Please note! Also apply for admission by the Admissions Board Bachelorprogrammes FSE before May 1st* by filling out the ' Admission request '.
  • The admissions Board decides, based on the previous education, what exams you need to take.
  • You take the required exams.
  • Complete your file, before 31 August, by sending verified documents of your diploma's, transcripts and, in case of entrance exams, additional certificates by regular mail to the Admissions Board Bachelor programmes FSE, attn. Y. van der Weerd, Bernoulliborgh 9, 9747 AG Groningen.
  • If you have met all the entry requirements and completed your file, the Admissions Board will send you a decree of admission.
  • Complete your enrollment by following the registration procedure for a bachelor's degree
    Deadline: May 1st 2019*

    The application deadline for both the programme (through Studielink) and the admissions procedure by sending your documents to the Admissions Board Bachelor Programmes is May 1st*.
    Please note that the Admissions Board will only attend to applications that have been received before the deadline.
    You do not have to have passed the entrance exams before the deadline, you can send in additional certificates and documents until August 31st, but preferably as soon after you have received them and before August 31st .

    * Please note! The Bachelor programme in Artificial Intelligence has a numerus fixus (fixed quota). Prospective students should apply before January 15th, 2019 due to the numerus fixus procedure. The admissions procedure is independent of the selection procedure. Information about the selection procedure can be found on the website of Artificial Intelligence.

    Still have questions? Please contact the secretary of the Admissions Board Bachelor programmes via 050-3637361 or admissions.board.bsc.fse@rug.nl.

    Entry requirements

    Bachelor programme

    Conform
    Dutch VWO-profiel
    Natuur en Gezondheid

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    Conform
    Dutch VWO-profiel
    Natuur en Techniek

    Biologie
    Farmacie*

    Engels
    Wiskunde A of B
    Scheikunde
    Biologie*
    Natuurkunde

    Engels
    Wiskunde B
    Natuurkunde
    Scheikunde
    Biologie*

    Life Science and Technology
    (Technische) Natuurkunde
    (Applied) Physics
    Scheikunde
    Chemistry
    Scheikundige Technologie
    Chemical Engineering
    Sterrenkunde
    Astronomy

    Engels
    Wiskunde B
    Scheikunde
    Biologie
    Natuurkunde

    Engels
    Wiskunde B
    Natuurkunde
    Scheikunde

    Informatica
    Computing Science
    (Technische) Wiskunde
    (Applied) Mathematics
    Technische Bedrijfskunde
    Industrial Engineering and Management

    Engels
    Wiskunde B
    Scheikunde
    Biologie

    Engels
    Wiskunde B
    Natuurkunde
    Scheikunde

    Kunstmatige Intelligentie
    Artificial Intelligence

    Engels
    Wiskunde A of B; Wiskunde B aanbevolen
    Scheikunde
    Biologie

    Engels
    Wiskunde B
    Natuurkunde
    Scheikunde

    * For Farmacie Biology is not a requirement but a strong recommendation.
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