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Additional requirements for students with a completed propaedeutic exam at college level

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You wish to be admitted to the bachelor programme of Psychology, Pedagogical Sciences or Sociology. You are not a graduate of secondary science education and do not have a valid diploma from an appropriate secondary school, but you do hold a propedeutic year on college level. Well, you can! You have to take and pass a supplementary exam.

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What does the exam involve

The exam consists of 2 parts: Mathematics and English. Both tests must be completed with a pass mark (minimum 5.5).

  • Mathematics test
    You will make some marithmetical calculations, for which calculators or other aids are not allowed. For this test you can study the following book: W.M. Franken and R.A. Bouts (2002). Mathematics for statistics: a preparation (2nd revised edition). Bussum: Coutinho. ISBN (13) 9789062833177.
  • English test
    You will be tested at vwo level and manner: you answer multiple choice questions about a piece of text. It is not allowed to use dictionaries.
    For the English-language Psychology programme you have to take an IELTS, a TOEFL or a Cambridge test.
    It is wise to sign up at an early stage for one of these tests at one of the institutes offering these tests.

Exam dates and location

The exams are held online. The exam dates are 29 May 2020 and 12 June 2020.
The tests are always scheduled at fixed times:
9.00 - 11.00 a.m.  Mathematics
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. English

Registration deadlines

  • 15 May (for the test on 29 May)
  • 8 June (for the test on 12 June)
If you signed up early, you will not receive an email before 1 February with information on how to sign up.


The costs for participation are a one-off total of 50 euros. For 50 euro's you can take both tests and you can take a resit of both tests once.

The amount must be credited to the bank account below 10 working days before the test is taken. Non-payment means no participation in the test. Attention! There is no possibility to refund this amount.

Payment details
University of Groningen, faculty GMW
IBAN: NL 87 ABNA 0401 7178 01
Mentioning: 120007/student name/admission exam


Didn't you pass the test the first time? Then you can redo it once. So if you didn't pass the tests on 29 May, you can make a second attempt on 29 May or 12 June. The resit is included in the 50 euros you paid.

If you take the test for the first time on 29 May, there is no possibility to resit: you can only take the test a year later. However, you can choose to do both parts on different dates, for example Mathematics on 29 May and English on 12 June.

Validity period

The results of the individual tests are valid for one year, so only in the year you took the test. If you have passed both tests in one year, we will make an admission decision for you. This decision is valid for a maximum of 2 years.


Do you have any questions? Feel free to mail to owbalie.gmw

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Programme procedures and deadlines

Our bachelor programmes have different procedures and deadlines.

Pedagogical Sciences and Sociology
  • Anyone who wants to be admitted takes part in the matching procedure
  • registration deadline in studielink: 1 June 2020
  • Anyone wishing to be admitted will take part in the selection procedure
  • registration deadline in studielink: 15 January 2020
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