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About us Faculty of Law International programmes Incoming exchange (guest students)

Incoming exchange (guest students)

Law has been studied in Groningen since before 1614, the year in which the University was formally founded, and the present Faculty builds on this longstanding tradition with courses and research adapted to society’s present and future concerns. Come and join us for a successful period of study and we are confident that you will have a fruitful and enjoyable time in Groningen.

Incoming exchange students

It is possible for foreign students to take law courses at the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen if they are taking part in a bilateral exchange agreement under the Erasmus Plus programme, or in any other officially recognised bilateral student exchange agreement between the Faculty of Law and their home university. The following links provide more information on our application , courses and other practical matters .

The application for exchange and guest students who wish to study for one or two semesters at the University of Groningen is handled by the International Office of the Faculty of Law.

Application deadlines:      

  • For Autumn entry (early September) / academic year: 1 May
    (nomination deadline: 15 April)*
  • For Spring entry (early February): 1 November
    (nomination deadline: 15 October)*

*For applicants from Erasmus+ ICM partners a different deadline applies. Please check the  UG website.

Other study programmes

Open Courses Law

Students from universities that do not have an exchange agreement with the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen can also participate in law courses. These courses form part of our Open Courses Law, and can only be taken after payment of the required fees.

LLB programme

The Law Faculty also offers a bachelor programme fully taught in English. This 3 year LLB programme on International and European Law is a unique law programme for internationally orientated students from all over the world. The focus is on teaching International and European Union law on the basis of a more conceptual understanding of what law is and how it functions, rather than on a detailed knowledge of national law. The programme has specific admissions requirements.  

The LLB programme consists of a number of compulsory courses which give an introduction into several fields of law and compare different legal systems in these fields of law. In the first semester of the third year students will study abroad. They can use this semester for studying national law courses in their home country (only if the foreign university of their choice is one of the partner universities of the Groningen Faculty of Law), but can also opt for further specialization abroad.

For more information on the LLB programme please fill out our information request form or visit the website.

LLM programmes

Our Faculty of Law offers eight specialized (one-year) LLM programmes for graduates in law who wish to broaden and deepen their knowledge of a specific field of law:

The deadline for application is 1 May.

For more information on these programmes, please fill out our information request form. You can also check our website.

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of all information, there may be unintended errors, changes or deletions without notice. The matters covered by this publication on the webpages are subject to change from time to time both before and after a candidate’s selection.

Last modified:30 January 2024 2.49 p.m.