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University of Groningen

University of Groningen

University of Groningen


University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is a top 100 research university with a global outlook. We are currently ranked 75th in the Times Higher Education ranking and offer over 30 English-taught Bachelor's programs and over 125 Master's programs. Founded in 1614, the university is one of the oldest research universities in the Netherlands. We are a truly international university, with over 36,000 students and 9,000 international students from over 120 different nationalities.

Why choose Groningen?

Top-quality education: the University of Groningen offers a varied range of interesting, highly regarded degree programs. As a student, you will receive high-quality supervision and have many options to choose from. The University of Groningen has been awarded the ‘Best Traditional University in the Netherlands’ quality label.

Top-notch research: we are among the top research universities in Europe. In 2016, our professor Ben Feringa won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The University carries out ground-breaking and socially relevant research and our research builds bridges between disciplines.

Vibrant student life: Groningen is a vibrant student city. Its population has the lowest average age in the Netherlands. One in four of the 200.000 inhabitants is a student. Students can be seen everywhere: studying in the park, enjoying the nightlife, and working various part-time jobs. Groningen is a safe and green city to live in and was chosen as one of the happiest cities in Europe.

400 years of reputation: The University of Groningen has a rich history and an excellent reputation. Many very talented people in a variety of disciplines have studied or worked at the university during the 400 years of its existence, including four Nobel Prize winners, the first female University student in the Netherlands, the first female lecturer, the first Dutch astronaut, and the first president of the European Bank.

Truly international: We are known for our large international community. Nearly 6,000 international students study in Groningen annually from over 120 countries. Living in Groningen without speaking Dutch is not a problem; you will be able to order food, shop for clothes, and even take sports classes in English. The University of Groningen has strong international connections, which means that you can easily spend part of your degree studying abroad. We also offer several unique international Master’s programs in cooperation with other large European universities.

Bachelor's programs

We offer over 30 English-taught Bachelor's programs. Nine of our Bachelor's programs have been awarded the "Top Degree Program" quality label.

Master’s programs

At the moment the University of Groningen offers over 125 English-taught Master's programs, 18 of which are rated as “Top Rated Program” in the Netherlands.


Research and education at the University of Groningen are organized within 11 different faculties. These faculties are:

Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Spatial Sciences
Faculty of Philosophy
Faculty of Science and Engineering
University College Groningen
Campus Fryslân

Scholarships and Funding

The university is committed to recognizing excellence in academic achievement by offering a number of scholarships for international students and researchers. Several scholarships are available for international students who are motivated to study Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. programs, as well as for exchanges, short courses, and research stays at our university.


The University of Groningen

Program Admission Requirements

Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

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  • Groningen

    University of Groningen PO Box 72

    • Leeuwarden

      Wirdumerdijk 34, CE Leeuwarden Netherlands, 8911, Leeuwarden