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About selection

... for the Bachelor's programme Psychology

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Update on ranking numbers

On 9July we have offered places up to ranking number 886. Please note, if you are on the waiting list and the BSc Psychology in Groningen is your first choice, please be patient and keep an eye on your inbox.

We expect to offer places up to ranking number 1000 at least. Around 10 June and 15 July we expect to offer places to applicants who are currently on the waiting list.

Proceedings so far:

  • 9J uly : highest ranking number 889
  • 2 July : highest ranking number 889
  • 26 June : highest ranking number 886
  • 18 June : highest ranking number 875
  • 11 June : highest ranking number 875
  • 4 June : highest ranking number 852
  • 28 May: highest ranking number 852
  • 22 May: highest ranking number 852
  • 4 May: highest ranking number 852
  • 6 May: highest ranking number 822
  • 29 April: highest ranking number 752
  • 22 April: highest ranking number 678

On Thursday 16 July we will publish a new update.

The Psychology programme of the University of Groningen has a selection procedure. This means that the department decides for itself who will be admitted to the programme. The decision to select in this way was made because we would like to admit the most suitable and best motivated students. We have 600 places in the programme. So do not be discouraged to take part in the selection procedure.

What does the selection procedure mean?

The Psychology department decides for itself who will be admitted. This is done in a few steps. Please read the details about the steps below or first watch the animation ' Selection explained in less then a minute '.

Step 1: Application

You can apply until 15 January 2020 for the Psychology programme through Studielink. Please follow the instructions there carefully. Studielink is the central registration platform for higher education in the Netherlands: .

Within ‘Studielink’ you can select either the Dutch or the English programme. Please make sure that you select 1 September as the starting date, otherwise you might encounter problems during the application process.

After your application in Studielink, your admissibility for the Psychology programme is checked. For information on the Admission procedure, please check:

Dutch students:
International students:

Step 2: Motivation Letter

In order to participate in the selection procedure all candidates will have to write a motivation letter in which you indicate in maximal 250 words why you would like to study Psychology in Groningen. You have to upload this letter before 15 February 2020 using the link below. When you have uploaded the letter successfully, you will get a confirmation email.

By submitting your motivation letter, you are automatically registered for participation in the selection tests. The content of the letter will not be judged. Writing a motivation letter is included to offer candidates an additional occasion to reflect on their choice to study Psychology in Groningen.

Step 3: Selection Procedure

The selection procedure of Psychology means that all of the students who have applied to the programme will have to take an online test consisting of three parts.
The score of your test results will be compared with that of the other participants, and thus determines your chances to be accepted.

The test has to be made between 7 March 13:00 CEST and 9 March 13:00 CEST.

The study material for the three parts:

Please check the FAQ's about the selection test for answers to questions you might have.

Step 4: Admission

In April 2020 you will receive your ranking number through Studielink. Your ranking number is based on your test scores. Your position on the rankings determines whether you will be admitted to the programme.

If you have any further questions on your admission, please send an email to: bss.bsc.admission
If you have any further questions on the selection procedure, please send an email to: psychology .

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