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Information for first-year IRIO students

15 April 2018 - 15 August 2018

Results selection procedure
On 15 April 2018 all candidates who succesfully completed the 4-step IRIO Application procedure will receive the result of the selection procedure in the form of a number in the ranking (1 and up) via Studielink. Candidates who receive a number in the range 1- 260 will be offered a place in the Bachelor's Degree programme IRIO. Placing takes place between 15 April until 31 August.

Accept your place within two weeks
If you do not accept or reject your place, your place offered to the next student in the ranking. Based on our experience in previous years, all candidates with a position up to 350 still have a realistic chance of being offered a place later on.

If you were offered and have accepted a place in the programme, please check this page regularly for more information on the start of the programme.

Registration and payment of tuition fees

In order to start the programme in September, your registration as a student will need to be completed in Studielink well before 31 August. This means that payment of tuition fees, and - if relevant - meeting the conditions stipulated in the letter of conditional acceptance from the Admissions Officer, should all be taken care of, otherwise you cannot start in the programme.

For more information concerning your registration, please check this page. For questions on your registration, please contact the University of Groningen Information Services .

Introduction Day

The introduction day for the IRIO programme will be on Friday 31 August 2 018, from 12:30 in the Geertsemazaal, Academy Building.

Please find the programme of the Introduction Day here.

You will be introduced to the programme, to studying at the University of Groningen, and you will get to know the academic staff, the supporting staff, your first-year mentor, your student mentors and of course all other first-year IRIO students starting the programme. Our Study Association Clio will organise a social activity at the end of the day, starting at 16:00 and the day will end around 17:30/18:00 hrs.

Registration courses and seminar group

  • For all the IRIO courses of the first semester, you will be registered automatically.
  • You will also be placed in a seminar group. In the last week of August you will receive an email with your group number.

Study Association Clio and Introduction Camp

Clio is the official study association of International Relations and International Organization at the University of Groningen. Clio offers both study related assistance and organises extracurricular activities (both leisure and study related). Members of Clio get discounts on textbooks (see below) and organised events. Also, Clio is a great way to meet your fellow IRIO students outside of the lecture hall. And on top of that, it is possible to become a member of one (or several) of their committees. Or you can apply for a position on the board! Doing this will give you an insight in managing a study association, such as organising lectures or career events.

Introduction camp

Clio organizes an Introduction Camp for first-year students (not obligatory, but fun!) More information will be published on Clio's freshmen website:

Performance disability

If you have ADD, ASS, dyslexia or any other performance disability that might influence your studies, please read the information available on the University of Groningen website carefully. If you would want to make use of special facilities, please contact the study advisers as soon as possible via .

Ordering books

You can find the required literature for your first year courses in the Online Course Catalogue (Ocasys), from June 2018 (please select year 2018-2019!) You can buy these books at the better assorted bookstore, or you can order them with a discount when you sign up as a member of Clio, the Study Association of International Relations & International Organization. For details on ordering books and becoming a member, please check Clio's freshmen page:

Practical information

for International Students

We expect you to participate in the Welcoming Ceremony for international students organised by the University on Thursday 30 August 2018. A lot of information will be given, for example:

  • how to open a bank account
  • applying for a residence permit
  • health insurance
  • registration at city hall

Practical information about studying and living in Groningen (such as housing) is available here. Looking for a place to live in Groningen can be a challenging experience, so it is worth applying early so that you can ensure you get the place you are looking for.

for Dutch Students

Practical information about studying and living in Groningen (such as housing) is available here. Looking for a place to live in Groningen can be a challenging experience, so it is worth applying early so that you can ensure you get the place you are looking for.

Get started at the University

Before you start in the programme it is important to check all these ‘to do’ points to be fully prepared:

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