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Student Accommodation


Our student housing, called Libertas, is managed by SSH : an independent non-profit organization providing student housing in Dutch cities. Once you're granted an offer to study at UCG, you will be informed about how to finalize your room reservation. Early Bird students have first pick in our student housing.




Private bedroom with bathroom

16 m2 to 19 m2

€560 to €615 per month

Libertas is located at Wouter Van Doevereplein. Only 10 minutes away from the University College. The building has 270 rooms in total, divided over 18 floors and almost all the rooms are unfurnished, except for the floor with UCG exchange students.


The sizes vary from 16 to 19 m2 and everyone has their own private bathroom!


You will share your kitchen with 7 or 8 other Liberal Arts and Sciences students.


Libertas has a large terrace on the first floor, this is an excellent place to enjoy the outsides!


You can park your bike behind the building. On the ground floor you will find a nice little cafe and a laundry room.


Libertas is very close to the City Beach and the most popular park: the Noorderplantsoen! Also, it will only take you a couple of minutes on your bike to reach the city centre.

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Academic Building

Our academic building is located just a few minutes from Groningen's lively city centre and the UCG student housing. You will be studying in a beautifully renovated building which includes plenty of learning spaces equipped with the latest technology, as well as a library, self-catering kitchen and lounge area to relax in.

University College Groningen is a Faculty of the University of Groningen, a global top 100 University. You will also have access to the supporting facilities of the University in addition to the facilities offered by UCG.

Housing Mission

UCG’s student housing for first-year students fosters a community-based living environment consciously designed to support personal growth and development that encourages inclusion, personal responsibility and respect for the rights of others while promoting intellectual community. This developmental growth outside the classroom is complementary to the skills learned inside the classroom during the first year at UCG and epitomises what students value in the programme, a challenging and interactive experience that supports development of teamwork and creative “outside the box” thinking. For these reasons, all first-year students are expected to live in student housing.

Because of the value that UCG attaches to the community living experience for first-year students, exemptions to this requirement are rare and are generally limited to extraordinary (medical) circumstances supported with documentation from a professional clearly explaining reasons communal housing is contra-indicated. Please know that already living with your non-marital partner (i.e., boyfriend/girlfriend) will not be considered a reason for exemption. Additionally, non-medical examples of exemptions are available if you are a parent and/or married.

To request an exemption:

1. Inform the admissions office ( about your decision to ask for an exemption.

2. The admissions office will ask you to make an appointment (through this link) with the personal support advisor to assess/discuss your situation and options available. If appropriate, the personal support advisor will advise you further in preparing your request.

3. Depending on the nature of your request, you may be asked to provide documentation, which will be treated confidentially.

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Laatst gewijzigd:19 december 2022 16:59