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About us Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies Education Exchange Programme Religion and Culture

Application and admission

If you want to go on an exchange, you need to contact the departmental Exchange Coordinator at your home institution to find out about possibilities to go on an exchange to Groningen for one semester or a full academic year.

After your home university has selected you for a period of study in Groningen, your coordinator will send us an official nomination.

Below, you will find more information on admission requirements and how to apply.

Deadline for application

Semester 1 / full year:
EU students: 15 June / non-EU students: 15 May

Semester 2:
EU students: 15 November / non-EU students: 15 October

Documents needed

Please collect the following documents and upload these through the Online Application form below:

  • Learning Agreement provided by your home university. Only for Erasmus students
  • Official academic transcript showing your results so far.
  • 1 copy of your passport (or EU-identity card).
  • Digital passport picture.
  • Motivation letter in English (300 words).
  • English language certificate, or letter from your University indicating that your English is sufficient (see: language requirements).
  • Course selection form
  • Study skills overview
Language Requirements

The English language proficiency requirements for the exchange programme can be met by passing:

  • TOEFL with a score of at least 79 (internet-based) or 550 (paper-based); or
  • IELTS with a score of 6.0-6.5 or higher (6.0 on the parts speaking and writing); or
  • Cambridge Proficiency with a score of Grade B (scale 173 - 175) - Grade C (scale 169 - 172); or
  • English language certificate of your home university, with a score of at least CEFR B2 for first year Bachelor's courses, and B2/C1 for second and third year Bachelor's courses and Master courses.

To get a general idea of your English language proficiency you can do a self-assessment such as the online language assessment system Dialang.

If you are an English native speaker, you do not have to provide an English proficiency certificate.

Online form Online Application Form

You can choose course units from:

If you have any questions regarding this procedure, please contact:

Last modified:13 October 2020 1.48 p.m.