Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
About us Faculty of Arts Study at our Faculty Exchange

Who can apply?

The Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen has established exchange agreements with over 200 partner universities worldwide. In below map you can find an overview of all universities in the world with which the University of Groningen and/or Faculty of Arts has signed exchange agreements.

How to use the map?

  1. Click on the right square symbol in the map to optimize the view ('View larger map')
  2. Once in the larger map, you can either click on the magnifier in the left red banner and type the name of your home university or zoom in on your country and the location of your home university and find out if there is an exchange agreement.

And then?

If your university is an exchange partner of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen you can apply for a study abroad period. Contact the departmental Erasmus / study abroad coordinator of your home institution to find out about your possibilities to go on an exchange to Groningen for one semester or a full academic year.

Requirements

Exchange students need to meet the following requirements:

- You should be a full time student at your home university;
- You should have at least a minimum of 60 ECTS (or the equivalent) on the moment of applying with us;
- You need an official nomination from your study abroad coordinator;
- If you want to apply for Master’s courses, you need a Bachelor’s degree in that field of study;
- You should have a level of English Proficiency of at least CEF B2/C1, IELTS 6,5 (with a minimum of 6.0 for each section) or TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 for each section)*

*Students who want to enroll in MA courses taught by the departments of Linguistics, Journalism, and American Studies must have a level of proficiency of TOEFL 100 (minimum of 25 for writing skills), IELTS 7 (minimum of 6,5 for each section), CEF C1 or Cambridge CAE. For Master courses at the department of English the requirements are TOEFL 110 (minimum of 25 for writing skills), IELTS 8 (minimum of 7,5 for each section), CEF C1, Cambridge CAE.

English Language Requirements


One of the problems many students from non-English speaking countries encounter is the required level of English when they attend courses taught in English. In the Netherlands, the level of English proficiency is high, and lecturers expect all students in their class to have adequate language skills to participate in their course. The level of proficiency we require of students can be compared to a TOEFL iBT 90, or IELTS 6,5 or CEF (European Framework of Reference) B2/C1.

Students with a level of English proficiency below our required level will most probably have trouble understanding lectures and the required reading material. Consequently, they may fail courses or even be denied admission to courses. Therefore, we require students to inform us about their level of English:

EU Erasmus+ students:

  • Add language test results, a self-assessment or language statement of your home university to your online application
  • While you are in Groningen, you can enrol in our course "Academic English for International Students", which focuses on academic skills in English. There are limited places available for this course and you need at least CEFR B2 level to attend it.

Non-EU students (including Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility)

  • Have your level of English tested. Send in the certificate with your online application. For required results: see above.
  • While you are in Groningen, you can enrol in our course "Academic English for International Students", which focuses on academic skills in English. There are limited places available for this course and you need at least CEFR B2 level to attend it.

Native speakers of English

  • No language certificate required. Only applicable if English is your mother tongue.
Language certificates we accept

Last modified:06 March 2020 2.42 p.m.