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Duration of the course

Unless stated otherwise, the duration of a module is 10 or 20 weeks, including an examination period. In general, lectures are in daytime.
The exam period is every last 3 weeks of every block (half semester). Resits are in the exam period of the next block. Resits of semester 2b are immediately after the regular exams of 2b.

Level, study load, admission and language

Every course has a code (e.g. LEL001B05). The last 3 digits indicate the level and studyload: the letter for the level, and the digits for the number of ECTS.

  • P = Propedeutic courses (introductory)
  • B = Bachelor courses (2nd and 3rd year)
  • M = Master courses (4th year)

The student workload is measured in ECTS, the European Credit Transfer System. This system is related to the workload of the average number of hours needed to fulfil a module (class hours included). 1 ECTS equals a studyload of 28 hours.

To be admitted participants must have a diploma of pre-university education or a propedeutic degree of a university of applied sciences. Unless stated otherwise, the courses are taught in Dutch. Please bear in mind that compulsory literature can be in Dutch but can also include material in English, German or French.
Open modules students participate fully in the regular programme which is why we expect them to demonstrate a self-reliant attitude towards study.


The timetables for lectures and examinations are made public as soon as they have been determined. Locations will also be announced when your registration is completed.

Lectures are mainly taught in daytime. They usually take place in the Harmony Building or in the Academy Building, but a few may take place elsewhere.

Faculty of Arts:

  • Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
  • Poststraat 6
  • Oude Boteringestraat 23
  • Oude Boteringestraat 32-34
  • Oude Boteringestraat 18
  • A-weg 30
  • Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
  • Faculty of Law, Turftorenstraat 21

Certified list of marks

After completion of the module your grade will registered in ProgressWWW, as well as the studyload.
A certified document stating your grade and studyload can be obtained by making an online request.

Study facilities

Nestor (electronic learning and teaching environment)
If the Nestor application is used in class, please contact the teacher of the module about this.

For enrolling in courses and checking your results you have to use the program ProgressWWW.

After you have enrolled in a module, and you have received your registration card, you can receive a free library card for the duration of the course. You can obtain such a card at the Service desk of the University Library (Broerstraat 4).

University Online Newspaper
The UK is an independent online newspaper for University of Groningen students and staff. It helps keep you abreast of what’s happening at the University, with articles about student life and higher education. The UK also contains information on films and other cultural news.

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