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Why Groningen?

Facts about Groningen!

  • Capital of the northern region in the Netherlands
  • Groningen has it's very own airport, located in Eelde
  • Located just over 2 hours away from the capital Amsterdam
  • Typical student city (50.000 of the 200.000 inhabitants in Groningen are student)
  • The city is our campus (more than a quarter of the population is studying)
  • Youngest population of any city in the Netherlands (more than half of the population is under the age of 35)
  • Safe and friendly city
  • No tourist overload
  • Bicycle city (more than 60% of all journeys are made by bicycle)
  • The city centre is closed off for cars
  • Accommodation is cheaper compared to the Randstad (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague)
  • Lots of events and (cultural) festivals, such as Noorderzon and Eurosonic
  • City of start ups (such as Hackerone - a hacker company that tests the cyber security of other companies)
  • Most innovative city in Europe (according to the European Commission)
  • Located near the ‘Wadden Sea'

Why University of Groningen?


- We are a World Top 100 University

- We are a Nobel Prize winning University in the field of Chemistry

Lots of options!

- We offer more than 100 English-taught Master programmes

Research University!

- We apply fundamental academic research in an innovative way when dealing with social and individual problems

- We offer academic degree programmes rather than vocational programmes and do not prepare students for particular careers, but we teach fundamental life skills such as critical thinking

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