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Application and Requirements

On this page you can find more information about the application procedure. You can also find more information about the requirements, with a special focus on the English Language Proficiency

We make a distinction between students who apply for research purposes only and students who apply for an exchange for study purposes (mainly courses and possibly an additional research project). Traineeships and internships with the focus on research at one of our research groups/institutes are also mentioned as research.

Courses
Research
English Language Proficiency
Complete application? What's next?

Courses

The application process for courses starts with a nomination from your home institution to the University of Groningen (your host institution). After your nomination, we will contact you directly and give you more information about how to compose your study programme. More information about our courses can be found here.

Before we can confirm that you are accepted for an exchange programme at our Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE), we will send you an email and request you to send us and to fill out the following application documents:

Copy Passport or Identification Card
Application Form
Transcript of Records (in English)
Certificate of English Proficiency
Learning Agreement (EU) or Study Programme (Non-EU)

Application deadline first semester: May 1st

Application deadline second semester: November 1st

Research

In case you apply for research purposes only you must fill out and send us the following documents:

Copy Passport or Identification Card
Application Form

You can apply for a research at the University of Groningen throughout the year.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants for course work whose native language is not English must provide adequate evidence of proficiency in English. The following tests are accepted:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 - no less than 6.0 on each section
TOEFL IBT (internet-based test) 92 - np less than 21 on each section
TOEFL CBT (computer-based test) 237 - no less than 21 on each section
TOEFL PBT (paper-based test) 580 - no less than 55 on each section
Cambridge English FCE, CAE or CPE certificate
Exclusively for students from Erasmus+ Partners: CEFR English Language Test Scores B2/C1

Please keep in mind that the test scores cannot be older than two years (except for FCE/CAE/CPE certificates) and that the modality required is 'academic'.

Exemptions:

You are exempted from proving proficiency in English if you:

  • are a native speaker and completed secondary education in any of the following countries: Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia

  • are enrolled as a student in any one of the following countries: Canada (English-taught education only), USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia

Complete application? What's next?

As we receive the complete set of documents, we will assess your application. If the requirements mentioned above are met, you will:

Receive a Letter of Acceptance from us (for research students: the supervisor here at the University of Groningen will make a letter of acceptance for you if necessary)
Receive information about the Visa procedure and requirements from the International Student Desk (only when necessary)
Get a student number and student account at the University of Groningen
Receive feedback about your study programme from the appointed Study Advisor (for courses students)
Receive an Exchange Guide with more information about the University, housing, the city and more

Last modified:26 March 2019 2.03 p.m.