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matching procedure for the English-taught bachelor Psychology

Date and location

On Saturday, June 9th, 2018 the matching day for Psychology will take place in Groningen, in the University’s Exam Hall. During this day you will take three small exams on subjects that will also be covered during your studies and for which you will be able to prepare at home.

Physically present or take the exams online?

When you live in the Netherlands, or abroad within a 300 kilometer radius from Groningen, you have to be physically present in Groningen at. When you do not live in the Netherlands and outside of a 300 kilometer radius from Groningen, you can do the matching online.

However, we advise everyone to come to Groningen on June 9th and physically take part in the matching, and get a feel for the city’s atmosphere and what it’s like to study here. Let us know if you do, by sending an email to .

For prospective students that live in the Netherlands or within a 300 kilometer radius from Groningen, there is an emergency procedure in which we allow you to take the exams online if you have a good reason to not be able to attend the Matching Day at June 9th. To submit your request to take part in the emergency procedure, please send an email with both your reason for not attending, as well as proof to: .


Each exam will be 45 minutes. Between each exam there is a 15-minute break. Please check below to see how you can prepare for each of the subjects.


The exams will hold the following subjects:

  • -Biological Psychology
    The Biological Psychology exam will be about chapters 2 and 11 from Michael Gazzaniga’s book Psychological Science. We will provide a link where you can download the chapters here soon (March 15th at the latest).
  • -Statistics
    At this moment we do not have any preparation material for this subject. This will follow shortly, but ultimately on March 15th. So check back regularly!
  • -Psychology and the Brain
    A link to the online lecture will be given here at March 15th at the latest.


A couple of weeks after the Matching day your results and a study advice will be sent to you by email. The study advice can be either positive or negative, but please keep in mind that it is an advice. There are no consequences to this advice. However, the advice does give you a good indication of your chance of succeeding in the Psychology programme at the University of Groningen.

Laatst gewijzigd:21 februari 2018 10:55