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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 January 15) ánd upload your motivation letter (no later than February 15), you are automatically enrolled for the selection test. In addition, by 15 February, your personal data must also be verified.

When does the selection test take place?

The test must be taken between March 4, 13:00 CET and March 6, 13:00 CET 2023. You can choose your own time. Please note that the selection test does need to be made in one session.

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.

How much time does it take to make the tests?

The tests will take about three hours to complete. The selection test consists of three multiple choice tests. You are given 45 minutes for each test, with a 15-minute break between them. All three tests need to be finished in one session.

How do I gain access to the tests?

You will receive an email containing a link to the selection test on Tuesday 28 February 2023. This link will become active on Saturday 4 March 2023, 13:00 CET. This email will be sent to the address you provided when you registered with Studielink.

If you did not receive the link before 1 March, 12:00 CET and it did not end up in your spam, please send an email to psychology before 2 March, 12:00 CET. Generally, failure to receive the link is related to the email address. It has been observed that mail addresses ending in or can cause problems.

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 get extra time in case of AD(H)D, dyslexia or other functional limitations. You will receive 15 minutes extra time per test (45 minutes total).

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

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 2023.

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. 



Complete applications



Selection test participants 



Highest rank number offered a place



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.

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.

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