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About us Faculty of Law International programmes LLM programmes 2021-2022 Practical information

Student facilities

(Image: The centrally located University Library offers a large wide-ranging collection of publications, plenty of workspaces, and modern research rooms; photo by Pieter Dol).


Important notice
If you are a new incoming student for the 2020-2021 academic year, please read here.

Harmonie Building
The Faculty of Law is located in the Harmonie building in the city centre of Groningen, just around the corner from the pituresque Academie building. The International Office as well as the administrative offices of the Faculty are all housed in the Harmonie building and in the adjacent building in the Harmonie courtyard area.

The University Library (UB) is situated in the centre of Groningen. All students enrolled in the University of Groningen and all staff members are entitled to use the library. In order to borrow a book or journal one needs a library pass, which is your student card at the same time. The UB has several reading and study rooms with a total capacity of 1600 seats; it is open every day, including Saturday and Sunday.

All University Libraries offer their users access to the electronic catalogues of the University of Groningen (OPC), nationwide catalogues and other electronic catalogues. All students can also request for books and articles from other libraries (through a so-called IBL-account).

The University Library is also home to the Law Library. The Faculty of Law also has its own reading and study rooms available for Law students, located next to the International Office.

In the Faculty building, computer (including internet, e-mail and printer) facilities are available for all students.
Besides this, the buildings of the Law Faculty have a Wi-Fi-connection, so laptops can be used everywhere on the premises of the Law Faculty.

Electronic learning environment (Nestor)
Nestor is the electronic learning environment of the University of Groningen, a so-called electronic Blackboard. Lecturers can use this system to provide students with all kinds of information about their course, but also to support their course.
Next to this system, the University of Groningen also uses Progresswww, a system through which the registration for examinations, the ordering of readers and the checking of results can be conducted.

Language courses
Students that are interested in taking language courses while they are in Groningen can contact the Language Centre. The University of Groningen also offers 50 hours of free Dutch language courses to new international students that are participating in an English-taught degree programme at the University of Groningen. Intended final level of the beginner’s course is CEFR A2.

At the ACLO, the Groningen University Sports Foundation, students and staff of the University can participate in many types of sports. Foreign students of the University of Groningen who would like to participate in sports can get an ACLO sport card registration on their student card for approximately € 65 after showing their student card at the information desk of the ACLO.

Groningen has an enormous variety of restaurants. You have a choice of Chinese, Italian, Israeli, Mexican, Greek, Indonesian, and Indian restaurants, to name but a few. There is also the possibility to dine in many cafes, where meals are served for a relatively low price (about € 15). The Harmonie building has its own canteen, where students can enjoy snacks and lunch.

Last modified:15 June 2020 10.06 p.m.