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Study Association

A study association is an organization run by a team of students from the respective bachelor’s and master’s degree programme(s). The FSE study associations organize many activities for students, including introductory camps and monthly “borrels” (informal social gatherings, often with drinks), but also more serious events such as company visits or conferences. Study associations differ from the general student associations where the degree programme is irrelevant. And study associations do not have hazing rituals.

We would like to welcome you to the pre-master programme! This programme is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills in various fields of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. But studying at a university does not just mean cramming your head with information – it is also a time where you can develop your personal talents, learn more about yourself, make new friends and have loads of fun.

The University of Groningen’s Pharmaceutical Student Association "Pharmaciae Sacrum" is the study association of Pharmacy students in Groningen. Founded in 1881, Pharmaciae Sacrum (Latin for ‘the sacred of Pharmacy’) is the oldest study association in Groningen and the second-oldest of the Netherlands. Pharmaciae Sacrum, often abbreviated to P.S., is a department of the Royal Dutch Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (K.N.P.S.V.). The boardroom of Pharmaciae Sacrum is located in the basement of building 3213, part of the building that accommodates Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Movement Sciences at Antonius Deusinglaan 1.

Pharmaciae Sacrum offers countless activities organized by several committees. For example, a P.S. Social Drink is organized every first Tuesday of the month in Café ‘De Toeter’ and the First-year Committee organizes three EJC-parties and one EJC Activity a year. As well as parties, Pharmaciae Sacrum also arranges other activities, such as the End-of-school year Camp, a Sports Evening, Charity Events, an annual Gala Ball and a Foreign Trip. These activities are a chance to have a distraction from your study and have fun with your fellow students.

Next to social activities, P.S. offers her members a lot on an educational level. You get substantial discounts on books if you order them via us and we can also arrange discounts on lab coats and other lab equipment. We organize excursions, lectures, symposia, an annual study trip and much more!

Most of the activities mentioned above are organized by one of the many committees of P.S. P.S. is managed by an executive board, consisting of five students. The board manages the association and takes care of the coordination of the committees. The board is the point of contact for all members. If you have any questions, just send us an e-mail.

More information about our activities is available on

Kind regards, the board

Contact details: G.F.S.V. “Pharmaciae Sacrum”

Antonius Deusinglaan 1 9713 AV Groningen

+31 (0)50 363 3314


Logo Pharmaciae Sacrum
Logo Pharmaciae Sacrum
Last modified:13 July 2023 3.30 p.m.