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FAQ selection

Here you find the answers to questions that are frequently asked by students.

Practical information about the selection test

How do I enroll for the selection tests?

If you apply on time at Studielink (no later than 15 January) ánd upload your motivation letter (no later than 25 January), you are automatically enrolled for the selection test.

When does the selection test take place?

You can take the selectiontest (online) on 9 March between 09:00 CET - 21:00 CET.

You can choose the specific time for taking the test.

Where can I take the selection test?

The selection test will take place online. This means that you can take the test from any location.

Please note
You are responsible for having the necessary hardware (laptop/computer) and internet connection to take the exam. Please prepare in order to meet the technical requirements. Make sure that the setting for automatic translation is not switched on.

How much time does it take to make the tests?

The selection test lasts about three hours.

You can take the selection test at any moment between 9:00 - 21:00 CET. You are given 35 minutes for one test and 45 minutes for two tests. You can take a break between the tests, and can decide for yourself how long these should last. If you take 20-minute breaks, the overall time needed to complete the selection test is approximately three hours.

How do I gain access to the tests?

Beginning of March, you will receive the necessary (login) details to access the selection test on 9 March.

Mid February 2024, you will be given access to the test environment and a short practice test to familiarise yourself with the test environment.

I do not yet satisfy all the requirements, can I still apply for the Bachelor Psychology or participate in the selection procedure?

Yes, you can apply for the bachelor Psychology even if you do not satisfy the requirements yet. However, it is essential for admission that you will satisfy all requirements before the relevant deadlines.

If you have any questions on this matter, please contact Student Information & Administration (Dutch secondary school diploma) or the Admissions Office.

Am I entitled to extra time in case of AD(H)D or Dyslexia?

It is possible to receive additional time in case of AD(H)D, dyslexia or other functional limitations. You will be given 10 minutes extra per test.

You can request additional time by sending a request to psychology, before 25 January, accompanied by an official medical statement from an authorized person or organization.

Is prior education taken into account during the selection process?

No, in the selection procedure, prior education and grades are not taken into account. The selection is based on a sufficiently serious motivation letter and participation in the selection test.

Content of the selection test

Study materials, kind of questions, language and weighting factor

Where can I find the study material for the selection test?

The study material will be made available on this website on 15 January 2024.

Will the tests have open questions or multiple choice questions?

There are three tests, all of them have multiple-choice questions.

Can I ask questions about the content of the material?

In principle, no you can not. Thorough study of the material and the explanation should in principle be sufficient to understand the material.

Will the tests be in English?

Yes, for students that enrolled for the English bachelor programme, all three tests will be in English.

What is the weighting factor for the different tests?

The weighting is as follows:
-Introduction to Psychology: 50%
-Statistics: 25%
-Social Psychology: 25%

The test Introduction to Psychology weighs more heavily because it correlates stronger with study success.

Chances and admission

What is my chance of admission?

A total of 600 places are available for the Bachelor of Psychology program. The result of your test, in comparison with the results of others, determines your rank number and thus the chance of admission. 

Although past results are no guarantee of course, below you can find an overview of the numbers from the past years to give you an indication of your chances of admission. 

Unfortunately, we cannot give you a personalised estimate of your chance of admission.




Complete applications




Selection test participants 




Highest rank number offered a place




Can I view my selection test results to see what mistakes I made?

No, unfortunately, it is not possible to receive personal feedback on how you performed on the  selection test.

How many fixus programs can I apply for?

You may apply for a maximum of two programs with a numerus fixus per academic year. This may be the same program at 2 different educational institutions. (With exception for the studies of medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy, obstetrics and oral care, here you may only choose 1 educational institution).

The Dutch and English bachelor of Psychology count as one program at the ‘Centraal Register Opleidingen Hoger Onderwijs’. You can therefore only register for 1 language variant at the University of Groningen.

For more general information on applying to a Numerus fixus programme, visit studiekeuze123.

Is the chance of admission higher for the Dutch or English bachelor?

The program has a total of 600 places and during the selection process, all applicants, i.e. from both the Dutch and English bachelor, are processed in one ranking. The size of each language variant can therefore vary. Strategically, it does not matter which language variant you choose.

How many times can I participate in the selection procedure?

You can use a maximum of three selection attempts per fixus program. This is called the ‘national maximum’. At the University of Groningen, you may participate in the selection procedure three times.

For more general information on applying to a Numerus fixus programme, visit studiekeuze123.

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