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Matching at the Faculty of Science and Engineering

Before you start a bachelor programme you want to be sure you choose the programme that fits you best in terms of level and content. The matching process helps you to determine whether you are making the right choice. After completing the online matching process you will receive an advice concerning your programme choice.

Matching is mandatory for all students who want to start one of the following programmes on September 1, 2019. The advice you receive about your choice of programme is not binding. This means you cannot be rejected based on the matching advice you receive.

If you apply for one of the following programmes you will participate in the matching process of the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE):

The matching process is online and contains the following steps:

  1.   Registration                                                                        
    Register in Studielink and finish your application in the Online Application System on May 1, 2019 at the latest. Apply for admission by the Admissions Board Bachelor Programmes FSE alsoon May 1, 2019 at the latest as well.

  2.   Matching process
    When you register for one of the programmes above you are obliged to participate in the online matching process. You will receive more information and instructions about the matching process by email.
  3.   Advice on your choice of programme  
    After finishing the matching process you will receive an email with an advice on your programme choice. This advice is not binding. This means that you cannot be rejected based on the matching advice you receive.

Matching is mandatory for all students. Note that matching is not the same as admission. Matching and admission are two separate processes, each with their own deadlines; you need to finish both these processes on time. These processes are not related. If you do not have an admissible Dutch diploma profile, please go to the website of the Admissions Board Bachelor Programmes FSE to find more information about the admission procedure.

Once you have completed the matching process for a specific programme, you cannot be rejected from that programme, unless you do not fulfill one of the other admission requirements. If you do not finish the matching process in time you will not be allowed to start the programme in September.

What happens if you register too late (after May 1, 2019)?

The registration period for prospective students closed on May 1, 2019 for all bachelor programmes of FSE without a fixed quota. If you register after May 1, you will receive an email informing you about the registration deadline.

Please note that if you register too late (after May 1, 2019) your request for registration will not be processed. Only in exceptional cases your request for registration will be continued:

  • If you have previously been registered for the same programme;
  • If you have registered in time for a different bachelor’s degree programme;
  • If you have received or expect to receive a negative binding study advice for your current degree programme in the academic year 2018-2019;
  • If you can prove with supporting documents that you could not have applied by May 1, 2019 at the latest on the grounds of compelling special circumstances.

Please note that matching and admission are two separate processes. If you already missed a deadline in the admission process, the above exceptions do not apply!

If you believe that one of the above situations apply to you, please contact us as soon as possible by sending an email to matching.beta@rug.nl.

Questions about matching at the Faculty of Science and Engineering?

If you have questions about matching at FSE, please send an email to matching.beta@rug.nl. This is also the email address that is used to send you information about the matching process. Make sure to check your spam mail regularly, so you don’t miss important information.

Good luck with choosing the right programme!

Last modified:21 May 2019 10.02 a.m.