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Welcome to your Programme

Dear prospective student,

We would like to welcome you to the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) of the University of Groningen (UG) and inform you about the most important issues regarding the start of your master programme in 2023/2024.

Introduction schedule

To help you make a great start here at the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Groningen and specifically in your programme, we have organized a number of activities around the start of your programme. We strongly encourage you to attend these. You can find more information under Kick-off activities.


Finding somewhere to live can be daunting, especially if you are moving to the Netherlands for the first time. Around 20,000 students will all be looking for a room at the same time in Groningen so start your search as soon as possible. It is your own responsibility to find somewhere to live. The University of Groningen does NOT provide accommodation for students. We advise that you start looking for accommodation as early as possible since it will be very difficult to secure somewhere to stay if you wait too long. Tips on looking for accommodation can be found on the University website.

Student portal

The Student Portal serves as the primary source of information for students. When you log in, you will automatically arrive on the ‘Today’ tab. Please also visit the ‘Study Info’ tab: it provides detailed information about your degree programme and the tracks/ specializations therein, course units in the programme, etc. Please use your computer account to log on to the Student Portal, and read the relevant information from your degree programme, before the start in September. The contents are expected to be known by every student in the programme. Extensive information about the programme will also be provided during the introduction days.

Please check the Introduction and Preparation section of the Student Portal of Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences as it also contains information on course enrolment for the first period. We recommend you enrol for 1A already during the summer so that a) we know you are coming and b) you receive the necessary course information from the start.


Knowing how statistics work and how to perform statistical test on your data is an important skill. The course Academic Skills will include a module on statistics, but if you would like to brush up on statistics during the summer, please contact the academic advisor via academicadvisor.mps She help you get access to a selfstudy module.

We wish you a pleasant summer, and hope to welcome you in September!

Best regards,

Prof. dr. Frank Dekker – programme director of Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences

Glenda Vasse – degree programme coordinator

Ilja van den Broek – academic advisor

Monique Meis – management assistant

Last modified:22 August 2023 12.35 p.m.