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Step-by-step guide on completing registration Pre-Master programme

// September 2017 (Please note: this page will be updated in June 2018 for the September 2018 start)

If you have received an Admission Letter from the Admissions Board which states that you have been admitted to the Pre-Master programme International Relations and International Organization, please follow these instructions to complete your registration.

Step 1 (of 6): Registration in Studielink

First of all you need to register via Studielink ( www.rug.studielink.nl ) for the Pre-Master programme International Relations and International Organization

In Studielink please select:

  • Bachelor programme
  • Start in the first year > 'no'
  • Bachelor International Relations and International Organization (pre-Master)

Please note: After registration in Studielink you may get a message that you must also apply via the Online Admission System (OAS) of the University of Groningen. If you have or will attain a Dutch Bachelor's Degree, registration in OAS is not necessary.

Tuition fee: More information about the tuition fee for the pre-Master programme can be found here . Please note: It is only possible to choose the amount of € 2,006 in Studielink. The fee will be revised to the actual number of ECTS as soon as the Faculty issued the Statement Admission Pre-Master programme (VTP).


Step 2 (of 6): Payment of tuition fees

After registration in Studielink you need arrange the payment of tuition fees at the RUG BEFORE 31 August !


Step 3 (of 6): Validation of conditions


After completing step 1 and 2 you will have to provide proof of meeting the conditions stipulated in the Letter of Admission in order to be registered in the programme. What you need to provide depends on your situation:

Students with a non-Dutch Bachelor’s Degree Students with a Dutch Bachelor’s Degree (non-University of Groningen) Students with a University of Groningen (RUG) Bachelor’s Degree

If you have or will obtain a non-Dutch Bachelor’s degree you will have received instructions from the Admissions Office about your registration for the pre-master International Relations.

If you have any questions about your registration, please contact the Admissions Office ( admission@rug.nl ).

After you have been granted a Bachelor's Degree , please send an email to the Faculty of Arts Office for Student Affairs, bsz.let@rug.nl in which you ask them to complete your registration for the pre-master programme. The Office for Student Affairs will make a Statement Admission Pre-Master programme (VTP).

Please indicate:

  • your name
  • student number
  • a scan of your diploma
  • a copy of your Letter of Admission

If you have not received your Bachelor’s degree yet, an official statement of your degree programme that you have completed your Bachelor programme (graduation date must be 31 August at the latest!) will be sufficient as well.

For questions on your registration, please contact the Office for Student Affairs bsz.let@rug.nl

After you have been granted a Bachelor's Degree , please email to the Faculty of Arts Office for Student Affairs: bsz.let@rug.nl in which you ask them to complete your registration for the pre-master programme. The Office for Student Affairs will make a Statement Admission Pre-Master programme (VTP).

Please indicate:

  • your name
  • student number
  • a copy of your Letter of Admission

For questions on your registration for the programme, you can contact the Office for Student Affairs bsz.let@rug.nl .


Step 4 (of 6): Registration for the pre-Master courses


After you have completed steps 1 - 3, you should send an email to bsz.let@rug.nl with the following information:

  • name
  • student number
  • the courses (name and ccourse code) you need to be enrolled for.

Please find the timetable for 2017-2018 online .

Course information

Course information is on the Ocasys Online Course Catalogue : course descriptions, literature, lecturers. Please watch this video tutorial for an easy introduction.


Step 5 (of 6): Introduction week: Study Start Week

The introduction week for the pre-Master programme will start on Monday 4 September 2017. You can find the timetables here.


Step 6 (of 6): Get Started

Before you start it is important that you check all these ‘to do’ points and read all the information to be fully prepared:


Additional information for International Students who are new to the University of Groningen

Prepare for your stay in Groningen

For a good study start you (with the help of the University of Groningen) will have to arrange a lot of things. Where will you live? Do you need a residence permit or a visa? And what about health insurance?

International Students: The University organizes an official Welcoming Ceremony for all new international students on Thursday 31 August 2017. A lot of information will be given, for example: how to open a bank account, applying for a residence permit, health insurance, accommodation/housing, registration at city hall, etc. You can already find out more information about these important matters on this website .

Dutch Students: Practical information about studying and living in Groningen (such as housing) is available on this website.

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