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Please check this webpage regularly, as additional information about the study start week and introduction period 2018-2019 will be placed here.

Study start week new first year students English bachelor of Psychology

Study association

VIP is the study association for Psychology students at the University of Groningen. The goal of VIP is to offer support to students regarding their studies, and the opportunity to get to know one another. In the documents below you can read more about the association and all the activities. There is also a lot of information on the VIP website.


  • Course catalogue 2018-2019: Please note that you are expected to know the rules and regulations that are part of the course catalogue. We recommend that you read the general information, information about the programme, the courses, and the rules and regulations before the start of the semester. That way, you will be well-prepared for the first weeks, know what to expect, and get a chance to plan ahead.

    From academic year 2018-2019 no more course catalogues wil be made at the faculty BSS. All information that was previously included in the course catalogue will be clearly available on the intranet for BSS students during the summer. Look at for current information.


Faculty BSS


Welcoming Party first year students


Student Service Desk faculty BSS

Heymans building, first floor (near the Library)
Grote Kruisstraat 2/1,
9712 TS Groningen
Telephone: +31 50 363 6301

From 30 July until 19 August 2018 the student service desk the Student Service Desk will be reachable by phone each working day between 09.00 and 12.00 hrs and between 13.00-16.00 hrs. During these weeks the student services desk will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10.00-12.00 hrs.


In case you want to start reading already, you can find a literature list for almost all the courses in the course catalogue. Please note that literature can change in the new course catalogue and that in September, you will be able to buy books with a discount via the psychology student association, VIP.

If English is not your native language, it's a good idea to do some English reading during the summer. Starting with popular science books is a fun way to learn about Psychology topics while you are on the beach. To get you started, our Department's blog editors have picked their favourite summer books, which you can find here:

Information for senior bachelor students

Overview of starting events bachelor Psychology. Invitations for the introduction lectures are to be found on the student portal, bachelor community.

Last modified:30 August 2018 11.10 a.m.