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Academic year


Academic year
The academic year is divided into two terms (semesters). Each semester consists of two blocks of classes and exams. Two courses will be taught in each block: one course of 10 ECTS and one course of 5 ECTS. Only the final semester of the programme has a different set-up in which the Interdisciplinary Research Colloquium will take up the entire semester (a total of 10 ECTS) and next to that some courses will be taught in the two second semester blocks.

The first semester usually starts on the first Monday in September.

LLB students should arrive well before the start of the lectures so that they have the opportunity to arrange the necessary formalities and get acquainted with the city and the University. Students arriving late are not guaranteed admission to classes.

On top of that, the University of Groningen organizes a Welcoming Ceremony every year before the start of the academic year. Next to the formal welcoming part of this event, there is also the opportunity to arrange for all necessary administrative matters. All students therefore are obliged to be in Groningen during this Welcoming Ceremony.

After the Welcoming Ceremony, the Faculty offers an introduction programme for all its international students. It is imperative that all students are present for both these events, as it will lift the (administrative) burden for all students before the start of the programmes. Both events are scheduled in the week before classes start, so usually the last week of August.

A detailed overview (PDF) of the 2018-2019 academic year can be seen here.

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