Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, NETHERLANDS

Contact person: Regine van GRONINGEN, Coordinator EU programmes, Office of the University, International Relations

http://www.rug.nl

 R.J.van.Groningen@rug.nl and  msd@rug.nl

 Broerstraat 5, 9712 CP Groningen

 +31 50 363 7231

 +31 50 363 7100

Name of the University University of Groningen
Website
General Website http://www.rug.nl/corporate/index
Website for EMERGE Grantees http://emerge.uaic.ro/

Due to the reconstruction of the University of Groningen website, most of the links mentioned in the academic offer unfortunately do not function any longer. In case you need to find out more about courses or about Master and PhD programmes, please send an e-mail directly to ms Regine van Groningen (r.j.van.groningen@rug.nl) or to the Mobility and Scholarship Desk (msd@rug.nl). We will then send you the correct link and further information a.s.a.p. We apologize for the inconvenience this will undoubtedly cause you.

Academic calendar (lecture periods)
Link to academic calendar -
Lecture periods
first term
winter term

start date: 3 September 2012 end date: 18 January 2013
registration session / periods: see bottom of this sheet
examination period(s): up to 8 February 2013
second term
summer term

start date: start date: 4 or 11 February 2013 end date: 21 June 2013 *
registration session / periods:see bottom of this sheet
examination period(s):resists up to 30 August 2013

Admission and registration
Exchange students
Undergraduate Admission deadline 1 June 2012 for winter semester;
1 November for Summer semester *
Registration deadline -
Contact information See faculty website
Master Admission deadline 1 June 2012 for winter semester;
1 November for Summer semester
Registration deadline -
Contact information See faculty website
Doctorate Admission deadline Variable *
Registration deadline -
Contact information See website graduate schools: http://www.rug.nl/corporate/onderzoek/graduateschools/index

Course information websites

Due to the reconstruction of the University of Groningen website, most of the links mentioned in the academic offer unfortunately do not function any longer. In case you need to find out more about courses or about Master and PhD programmes, please send an e-mail directly to ms Regine van Groningen (r.j.van.groningen@rug.nl) or to the Mobility and Scholarship Desk (msd@rug.nl). We will then send you the correct link and further information a.s.a.p. We apologize for the inconvenience this will undoubtedly cause you.

Undergraduate studies http://www.rug.nl/prospectiveStudents/Exchanges_shortprogrammes/exchangesShortProgrammes
For drawing up a Learning Agreement: http://www.rug.nl/ocasys/
Master programmes http://www.rug.nl/prospectivestudents/degreeprogrammes/mastersprogrammes/index
Doctorate programmes http://www.rug.nl/corporate/onderzoek/graduateschools/index

Language requirements
Language of instruction A Language English in bachelor and master courses
Required level -
Accepted certificate(s) TOEFL 237/92/580, IELTS 6.5, CAE
Language of instruction B Language English at PhD level
Required level -
Accepted certificate(s) Mostly no certificates required. Candidates may be called by supervisor to assess knowledge of English
Language of instruction C Language -
Required level -
Accepted certificate(s) -

Student and welcome services
Link to student guide http://www.rug.nl/prospectivestudents/information/uponarrival/index
Estimated living expenses €350 – 400 per month (food & spending money) + €250 – 420 for accommodation
Housing housing assistance (yes/no/type) Accommodation can be reserved through the Housing Office
link to housing information http://www.housingoffice.nl/
application deadline(s) Preferably 3 months before arriva
Facilities for students with special needs http://www.rug.nl/studenten/voorzieningen/studentenservicecentrum/decanen/index
Mentor system Organized through Erasmus Student Network;
Welcome event / orientation week 29 and 30 August 2012
Language course(s) before the study periods -
during the study periods Language Centre University of Groningen. Costs: €100-450 per course
OTHER INFORMATION

International Office / Student Service Center / Visitor Service
Address International Relations Office & International Service Desk
Broerstraat 5
9712 CP Groningen
Contact persons for incoming students name: Regine van Groningen
e-mail: r.j.van.groningen@rug.nl
phone: +31 50 3637231
for outgoing students name: Regine van Groningen
e-mail: r.j.van.groningen@rug.nl
phone: +31 50 3637231
for incoming staff name: Regine van Groningen
e-mail: r.j.van.groningen@rug.nl
phone: +31 50 3637231
for incoming staff name: Regine van Groningen
e-mail: r.j.van.groningen@rug.nl
phone: +31 50 3637231

Other useful information
Students can be accepted as from the start of the academic year 2012/2013, i.e. starting with the Welcoming Ceremony on 29 August 2012.

The University of Groningen is a decentralised organisation.
Please check the website of the faculty of your choice at all times (www.rug.nl -> faculties). Each faculty website provides detailed information on practical and on study-related matters for international (degree and non-degree) students, which may differ a little at each faculty / department (as e.g. the academic calendar, application deadlines (for degree seeking students in various international Master programmes), registration deadlines, examination periods, language requirements etc.

Exchange students
Exchange students can be accepted in Bachelor programmes, in most Master programmes and in most PhD programmes. In most cases PhD applications of at least 18 months are preferred. NO exchange students can be admitted to the Research Master programmes, only to the “general” master programmes.

Visa and residence permit – IMPORTANT !
Once you are selected by the University of Groningen, you will receive a letter from our Mobility and Scholarship Desk (MSD) on all the next steps to be taken. You will also receive practical information from the faculty or graduate school at which you will be a student.
One of the things you will need to do is to provide the University with all necessary documents that are needed to start the visa procedure. The University will apply for the visa (and residence permit at the same time) on your behalf. You should NOT contact the Netherlands Embassy or Consulate yourself!
The costs for this will be pre-financed by the University of Groningen, but will have to be paid by the EMERGE grantee (to the extend in which there will be no reimbursement by the project coordinator).

Visa costs for undergraduate and master students are €300, and for PhD and postdocs €350,-.
The costs for the residence permit are also €300 for undergraduate and master students, €350 for PhD and postdocs.

Werbsite for Undergraduates:
http://www.rug.nl/prospectiveStudents/Exchanges_shortprogrammes/exchangesShortProgrammes or
http://www.rug.nl/corporate/onderwijs/opleidingen/ba/index

Website for master students:
http://www.rug.nl/prospectiveStudents/Exchanges_shortprogrammes/exchangesShortProgrammes

COURSE CATALOGUE:
http://www.rug.nl/ocasys/

Website for PhD/postdoc:
http://www.rug.nl/corporate/onderzoek/graduateschools/index/