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Matching at the Faculty of Science and Engineering

Before you start a bachelor’s degree programme, you need to make sure that you choose the programme that suits you best in terms of level and content. The matching process helps you to check whether you have made the right choice.

The application deadline of 1 May 2022 has passed. If you apply after 1 May, your request for application will not be processed. Please check our website for further information.

Our online matching process is mandatory for all students who want to start one of the bachelor’s degree programmes listed below on 1 September 2022:

Please note that there is no matching process for Artificial Intelligence, Biology, Biomedical Engineering and Computing Science due to the selection procedures.

Below you can find more information on the matching process:

Registration for matching

Before you can participate in the matching process, you must register in Studielink by 1 May 2022 at the latest.

The application period for prospective students closes on 1 May 2022 for all bachelor programmes of FSE without a fixed quota. If you apply after 1 May, your request for application will not be processed. Only in exceptional cases your request for application will be continued. If any of the following applies to you, please contact our team immediately, but on 31 July at the latest:

  • If you have previously been registered for the same programme;
  • If you have applied in time for a different bachelor’s degree programme;
  • If you have received or expect to receive a negative or postponed binding study advice for your current degree programme in the academic year 2021-2022;
  • If you are currently enrolled for a university bachelor’s degree programme in a university in the Netherlands;
  • If you can prove with supporting documents that you could not have applied by 1 May 2022 on the grounds of compelling special circumstances.

Please note that the application period in case of one of the above exceptions will close on 31 July 2022.

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!

Dates for matching

The matching process will be available during the weeks listed below. Depending on when you receive our invitation, you can participate in the matching class during any one of these weeks. Please be aware that the fourth matching round will be your last chance to participate when you apply before the application deadline of 1 May 2022.

Dates matching
Dates matching

We do not make exceptions for the deadline based on:

  • Leave period, holiday, exam trip, family visit, internship, etc.;
  • Work;
  • Sport and other competitions, wedding, other feasts;
  • Current education/study obligations;
  • Technology that is not working, unreceived emails;
  • A notification that you have not been able to do matching after the last matching round.
Participation in the matching process

From 1 March we will be sending out invitations to participate in our matching process every first Monday of the month. In this email, you will find a link to the matching process, and all necessary information on your account, your deadline, etc. Make sure to look out for this email and check your spam box regularly.

After receiving the invitation, you will have one week to complete the entire matching process. Completing the matching process will take about 4 hours on average.

No preparation is required for the matching process.

All emails regarding matching will be sent from matching.fse

N.B. If you have been registered for the same bachelor's degree programme at the University of Groningen before, you do not have to do matching. If you have received our matching advice for the same programme last year, you do not have to do matching. If this applies to you, send us an email with proof. Otherwise, you will still have to complete the matching process.

Receiving the matching advice

Within four weeks after completion of the entire matching process, you will receive an email advising you on your choice of bachelor’s degree programme. The aim of this advice is to help you to decide whether the programme is a good choice for you. The advice is not binding. Therefore, you cannot be rejected based on the advice.

Note: After you have received our matching advice, your personal matching status on the student portal will be updated. This does not happen automatically.

What else do I have to do to be enrolled?

Matching is mandatory for all prospective students who apply for one of the degree programmes listed in the table above. Note that matching is not the same as admission. These are two separate processes, each with their own deadlines, both of which you need to meet in time. These processes are not related. Please check the website on the admissions procedure and Studielink to see which steps you will have to take next in order to complete the registration process.

Please click the links below for information on:

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find our FAQ here.

If you cannot find your question in our FAQ, please send an email to matching.fse Make sure to include your student number in this email.

Last modified:13 May 2022 11.06 a.m.