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University Card

You receive your University card after enrollment at the UG. The university card can be used for the tea/coffee machines, at the printers, as proof of identity during exams, to make use of the Sports Centre facilities etc. Note that some of these services, such as printing, require that you put ‘credit’ on your University card. You can put credit on your card through MyPrint.

Computer and printing facilities

You can use computers at various university facilities by logging in with your personal account. You will then have access to a broad range of applications, your own data on the home directory (X:\) and the internet.

Students can make use of university printers for printing, copying and scanning. Printing facilities are located close to the computer rooms. You can pay your printouts with credit on your University Card. Computer rooms may sometimes be used for tutorials and lectures but when no teaching is scheduled you can use the room for self-study. Be aware that by using the university’s computers you consent to an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). The basic rule of this policy is similar to the basic rule of traffic regulations: users may not endanger these systems, nor may they hinder other users.


The library of the university consists of the University Library (UB) and a number of faculty libraries. The UB serves as an information centre for the entire university and is located opposite of the Academy Building, in the city centre. The two faculty libraries associated with FSE are the Central Medical Library (located at Antonius Deusinglaan) and the Zernike Library.

Career Services: Study and career advice

The University of Groningen wants to offer its students the best possible facilities to prepare and develop their careers. Within the framework of FSE Career Services, various activities are organized to help students make choices and prepare them for the job market. In order to achieve this, FSE Career Services works actively with study associations, alumni organizations, etc, in the field of careers services. Announcements can be recognized by the Career Services logo.

International Office

The International Office of the Faculty of Science and Engineering assists FSE-students with studying abroad, and international students with studying at the FSE for short periods (outgoing and incoming exchange).

Language Centre

The Language Centre of the University of Groningen offers elementary and advanced courses in several languages. Of particular interest to international students are the Dutch courses, which are taught at four levels. Regular courses are taught from early September to mid-December. These basic courses are offered for free to all international students.

If you do not have time to attend the above-mentioned course, the Language Centre also offers the free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Introduction to Dutch”. The course introduces participants to the basics of the Dutch language, and gives background information on the city of Groningen, the University of Groningen and the region as a whole. The course takes 3 weeks and requires only 3 hours of study per week.


The University of Groningen has a number of coffee rooms, restaurants and take-aways. There is one in almost every building.

Last modified:20 April 2023 1.27 p.m.