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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. Please reed Entry requirements for more detailded information.
  • We don't offer examinations but accept certificates form certain institutions. Please reed Entrance exams for more detailed information.


You need to prepare yourself for the exams.

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.

Please note! The Bachelor programme in Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Computing Science have a numerus fixus (fixed quota). Prospective students should apply before January 15th, 2022 due to the numerus fixus procedure. The admissions procedure is independent of the selection procedure. Information about the selection procedure can be found here.

Entry requirements

Bachelor programme

Conform
Dutch VWO-profiel
Natuur en Gezondheid

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Conform
Dutch VWO-profiel
Natuur en Techniek

Biology

Pharmacy

English (Engels)
Mathematics (Wiskunde A of B)
Chemistry (Scheikunde)
Biology (Biologie)
Physics (Natuurkunde)

English (Engels)
Mathematics (Wiskunde B)
Chemistry (Scheikunde)
Biology (Biologie)*
Physics (Natuurkunde)

Life Science and Technology

(Applied) Physics

Biomedical Engineering

Chemistry
Chemical Engineering

Astronomy

English (Engels)
Mathematics (Wiskunde B)
Chemistry (Scheikunde)
Biology (Biologie)
Physics (Natuurkunde)

English (Engels)
Mathematics (Wiskunde B)
Chemistry (Scheikunde)
Physics (Natuurkunde)

Computing Science

(Applied) Mathematics

Industrial Engineering and Management

English (Engels)
Mathematics (Wiskunde B)
Chemistry (Scheikunde)
Biology (Biologie)

English (Engels)
Mathematics (Wiskunde B)
Chemistry (Scheikunde)
Physics (Natuurkunde)

Artificial Intelligence

English (Engels)
Mathematics (Wiskunde A or B; preferably Wiskunde B)
Chemistry (Scheikunde)
Biology (Biologie)

English (Engels)
Mathematics (Wiskunde B)
Physics (Natuurkunde)
Chemistry (Scheikunde)

English language 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). Check this website to find out which certificates are accepted as well.

Procedure

1 May

  • Apply for the BSc programme before May 1st through Studielink , this application is a request for registration.
  • Please note! Also apply for admission by the Admissions Board Bachelorprogrammes FSE before May 1st by filling out the 'Admission request'.
  • Within six weeks the Admissions Board will have assessed your application and inform you about the decision.
  • If required, you will have to take additional entrance exams.
  • Complete your file, before 31 August, by sending certified copies ** 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.
  • When 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.

15 January

  • Apply for the BSc programme before January 15th through Studielink , this application is a request for registration.
  • Please note! Also apply for admission by the Admissions Board Bachelorprogrammes FSE before January 15th by filling out the 'Admission request'.
  • Within four weeks the Admissions Board will have assessed your application and inform you about the decision.
  • If required, you will have to take additional entrance exams.
  • Complete your file, before 15 July, by sending certified copies * 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.
  • When 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.

*Certified copy is a copy of your diploma/certificate with a stamp and a signature of an official body certifying that the copy corresponds to the original. This can be certified in the administration of the institution that issued the diploma or at the Education Support Desk in the ‘Bernoulliborg’ (Nijenborgh 9) ‘ ADL ’ (A. Deusinglaan 1) and at the desk of Student Information & Administration (SIA) department in the ‘Academiegebouw’ (broerstraat 5) of the University of Groningen.

Deadline

Please note that the Admissions Board will only attend to applications that have been received before the deadline.

1 May

Prospective students should apply (through Studielink) and start the admissions procedure by submitting the admisssion request before May 1st 2022.

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 obtained and received them.

15 January

The Bachelor programme in Artificial Intelligence, Biology, Biomedical Engineering and Computing Science have a numerus fixus (fixed quota).

Prospective students should apply (through Studielink) and start the admissions procedure by submitting the admisssion request before January 15th, 2022.

  • The admissions procedure is independent of the selection procedure. Information about the selection procedure can be found on here.
  • You do not have to have passed the entrance exams before the deadline, you can send in additional certificates and documents until July 15th, but preferably as soon after you have obtained and received them.
Entrance exams

Entrance exams

You can take entrance exams 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) (also an option for English proficiency) at an institution for secondary education. 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 only sign up for ‘Staats’ exams until 31 December.

You can also take the OMPT-D (online) mathematics exam of SIWISO. Certificate requirements:

* Final grade >= 65%

* Categories >= 55%

Please note! You have a maximum of two chances.

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

Please note! The mathematics tests offered by the Faculty of Economics and Business are not suitable for admission to one of the FSE Bachelor's programs. We do not accept these certificates.

Contact

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

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