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Language courses Dutch Dutch for University of Groningen students, PhDs' and postdocs

Registration procedure

Registration procedure and rates

Registration Procedure

You can register online for a course via our course catalogue. A link to this catalogue can be found on the course page on our website. In order to qualify for the correct rate, you need to log in using your UG account. All communication concerning the registration will then be sent to your UG e-mail address. Online enrolment is, in general, possible up to 10 days before the starting date.

Once you are logged in, only the courses that apply to you will be shown in the catalogue. Courses for which you have not yet received the right advice through our office hours or at the end of the course, are visible but you cannot yet register for them.

Please keep in mind that a course may be full at an earlier time. Therefore, we advise you to register as soon as possible. If a course is full, please register for our waiting list via the link on the course page. If a place becomes available, you will be contacted.

Payment guarantee for University of Groningen students, PhDs' and postdocs

On the basis of your UG account details, the course catalogue will read whether you are eligible for reimbursement of your course by the Board of the University. In this case the course is free of charge for you, PhD's and postdocs with the 30% tax facility can pay their own part of the course fee directly via iDeal or credit card.

If you do not see an opportunity for a free or partially reimbursed course, you either do not belong to the target group or you have already used up your credit balance of the maximum number of courses to be followed. It is also possible that you are logged in with your UMCG account instead of your RUG account, make sure you are always logged in with your RUG account.

Course rates for PhD students and postdocs who are using the 30% tax facility

PhD students and postdocs who are using the 30% tax facility will have to pay approximately half of the standard course fee and the course material themselves. The following rates apply:

Course Course fee for PhD students and postdocs who are using the 30% tax facility
Dutch group course € 180
Conversational course € 135

Don’t have your S or P number yet? Questions regarding the 30% tax facility?

  • Students – if you have already registered for a degree programme via Studielink but have not yet received a student number, please contact the University Student Desk.
  • PhD students - only PhD students employed by the University or the UMCG are eligible for the 30% tax facility. Please contact the HR department of your Faculty for more information.

Cancellation procedure for Dutch courses funded by the University of Groningen

N.B. If you do not cancel in time you will lose part of your credit of vouchers for free courses. You can request a cancellation by email via languagecentre@rug.nl.

  1. If you cancel more than 5 working days before the start of your course, you will not lose any credit.
  2. If you cancel within the final 5 working days before the course starts the number of vouchers for the cancelled course will be deducted from your total (5 vouchers).

Complaints Procedure

The Language Centre aims to provide optimal service. Should you not be fully satisfied with any of the services provided by the Language Centre, however, please let us know. More information about the Language Centre Complaints Procedure

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