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University of Groningen

World Rankings

  • QS World University Ranking (2017–18) 113
  • THE World University Ranking (2017–18) 83

Entry Requirements

  • Prospective international undergraduates should apply online and must register with Studielink. 
  • Applicants must submit their secondary school transcripts, diploma (if applicable), letter of application/personal statement and CV. Letters of recommendation are required for all Masters' applicants.
  • Proficiency in English is a requirement for the English-speaking courses. IELTS, TOEFL, CAE and CPE are all accepted. For Dutch-speaking programmes a copy of the NT2 is required.

Student Mix

  • There are 29,345 enrolled students, of which 5,986 are first years (2012).


  • The University of Groningen was founded in 1614. It became a Dutch-speaking state university in 1877.
  • It offers 20 English-taught Bachelor degree programmes across the Faculties of Art, Economics and Business, Mathematics and Natural Science, Medical Sciences, Behavioural and Social Sciences, and Law.

Further Details

Address University of Groningen
PO Box 72
9700 AB Groningen
The Netherlands