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What is Student for a Day?

Be student for one day at our faculty!

On Monday 23 March, the Dutch Government instructed that all events have to be cancelled until 1 June due to the current situation with the coronavirus. Therefore all Student for a Day events that were announced here are cancelled as well until 1 June.

  • Meet the students of the Faculty of Science and Engineering via Google Meet!
    Are you starting in September 2020 and do you still have some questions? Please email for an appointment. Choose the Bachelor's degree programme that you are interested in and click on the contact button to find the right email address. You can also find the email addresses in the overview of Student for a Day programmes.
  • Mail a student!

    Do you want to know more about a programme, studying in general or the city of Groningen? There are students of the University of Groningen who are more than willing to help you with questions you may have. Search for your programme of interest and mail a student.

'Student for a Day' is an intensive introductory programme : you literally get to be a ‘student for a day’. This means you will follow lectures, participate in research practicals or tutorials, meet students and lecturers and get a taste of student life together with fellow prospective students. In addition, you will be given a tour of the main buildings, have lunch at the faculty and finish the day with some drinks.

Please note that Student for a Day is intended for advanced prospective students who have already attended events such as Open Days, but are still not quite sure which Bachelor’s degree programme to choose. All degree programmes of the Faculty of Science and Engineering are fully taught in English, so all lectures, practicals etc. of this day will be in English.

Note for international prospective students: in case you are not able to attend the Student for a Day on this date, you can always sign up for a Campus Tour

For whom: Prospective students (vwo 6 or the international equivalent: prospective students in their final high school year)
When: Autumn (November, December) and spring (February, March); check your Bachelor’s degree programme for the date
Where: At the location where most of your lectures take place (Zernike Campus or the MWF-complex near the academic hospital)


Registration is compulsory. Registration starts in October.

Registration: An email confirming your registration will be sent to your registered email address.
NOTE: We recommend that you check your spam folder if you don't receive your confirmation promptly.



Limited number of places

There is a limited number of places available for each event. Placement is done by order of registration and in case of many applications, we use a waiting list. If a place opens up, you will receive an email.

On our Student for a Day-events you follow lectures together with other prospective students and you will get a feel for what a typical day in your first year looks like. Sometimes prospective students ask us if they can join an individual Student for a Day (meeloopdag), because ‘that’s more real’. However, there are many things you will miss during such a day and therefore might not get a realistic image of the programme. To elaborate:

  • If you follow a random lecture you’ll have missed the lectures leading up to it and therefore sufficient background information. On our Student for Day, we usually choose the first lecture of a first-year’s lectures series, so you can understand what the lecture is about and decide if this is for you.
  • On a random day, you will not able to follow all of the different types of teaching. For example both a lecture, a tutorial and a practical. With the practicals there is even more difficulty due to safety reasons.
  • On our Student for a Day, you will meet several students, not just one. You can ask them all your questions. Teachers you will meet again in your first year teach the lectures, and the academic advisor is often present. Furthermore, it might be helpful for you to discuss your study choice with other prospective students who consider the same Bachelor’s degree programme.

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