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How to apply?

There are 4 steps to apply for an exchange and to complete your registration process:

1.   Nomination by your home university. If your university is an exchange partner of the University of Groningen you can apply for a study abroad period at the International Office of your own university. After you have been selected for an exchange to Groningen by your home university, the international coordinator/exchange officer of your university will inform us of your nomination.

2.   Based on your nomination you are provisionally accepted as an exchange student at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences. We will send you updated information about your application and practical matters to think about when preparing your studies in Groningen (by e-mail). You can now apply online.

3.  After you have completed your online application (including all required documents, application form below), we will send you your 'letter of acceptance' by e-mail. We will register you as an exchange student at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences.

4.   The study adviser for exchange students will contact you about (the approval of) your course selection.

Nomination deadlines

1 May for students starting in September

1 October for students starting in February

Application deadlines

1 June for students starting in September

1 November for students starting in February

Application documents

The required documents to upload in your online application are:
For all exchange students:
- Official academic transcript, in English, showing credits and grades so far;
- English language certificate;
- Motivation letter in English (300 words);
- Copy of your passport or EU identity card;
- Digital passport photo;
- Course selection form (provided by University of Groningen);
- Study Skills overview (provided by University of Groningen);
Additional documents for Erasmus+ students:
- Learning Agreement/Before Mobility Form (provided by your home university);
If applicable:
- Language test results for other languages;
- Copy of your bachelor’s degree.

Additional information: learning agreement and course selection form

Erasmus students need to upload their 'Learning agreement' or Erasmus+ Before Mobility Form. This form should be provided by the home university, includes the proposed study programme of the student and needs to be signed by two parties: the student and the sending institution (coordinator(s) at home university). The receiving institution (coordinator at University of Groningen) will sign when courses have been approved provisionally.

Apart from the Learning Agreement/Before Mobility Form, we ask all exchange students to upload the 'Course selection form', provided by the University of Groningen. On this form, students list the same courses as on the learning agreement. This is not an official document, but it is used by the study adviser for exchange students in the process of approving the proposed study programme.

Note on course selection: The course overview and timetables for the academic year 2015-2016 will be published after the application deadline of June 1st. Course selections should be based on the course overview of 2014-2015 and can be changed during the summer.

Apply now

The application deadline for the 1st semester of academic year 2017-2018 has passed (June 1st). The online application form for the 2nd semester of academic year 2017-2018 will open here mid-August 2017.

Last modified:05 April 2018 11.46 a.m.