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University of Groningen

University of Groningen


University of Groningen


University type
Research University
Degrees offered
Bachelor, Master, Certificate
Accredited by
Netherlands Government
QS Ranking
TH Ranking
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University description

The University of Groningen, founded in 1614, has claimed its spot among the prominent research universities in Europe. It enjoys great international esteem because of its wide variety of high quality English taught bachelor, master and PhD degree programs. The University of Groningen is located in the North of the Netherlands in the student friendly, mediaeval and picturesque city of Groningen.

Groningen offers over sixty bachelor programs and more than 100 master and research master programmes in practically any academic field. It continually tests the quality of its courses against the highest international standards. Study programs are therefore evaluated on a regular basis. Groningen believes it should stimulate academic excellence among its students. It therefore organizes honours courses for both bachelor and master students who show exceptional quality.

Groningen’s has invested heavily in a prominent international partner network. Students and researchers get the chance to study or work at the following top institutions: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Aarhus University (Denmark), Universite Paul Cezanne (France), Eberhard Karls Universitat Tubingen (Germany), Lund in Sweden, University College London, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA).

University of Groningen in the 2017 University Rankings

Groningen is part of the European elite with a spot in the top 10 ranking of European research universities. In the prominent QS and Times Higher Education rankings it holds a place in the top 150 (QS: 115th place, THE: 98th place). In the Shanghai Jiao Tong ranking (ARWU), Groningen holds an overall 72nd place and is a top 100 player in the fields of Chemistry and Economics. In the Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicator, it ranks 56th in the world.

QS World Humanities and Arts Ranking 2017
Position of University of Groningen in the Discipline Rankings
Philosophy Ranking: 101 - 150
History Ranking: 51 - 100
Linguistics Ranking: 51 - 100

QS World Life Sciences and Medicine Ranking 2017
Position of University of Groningen in the Discipline Rankings
Medicine Ranking: 151 - 200
Psychology Ranking: 151 - 200

QS World Natural Sciences Ranking 2017
Position of University of Groningen in the Discipline Rankings
Physics and Astronomy Ranking: 101 - 150
Environmental Sciences Ranking: 151 - 200
Earth and Marine Sciences Ranking: 151 - 200
Chemistry Ranking: 101 - 150

QS World Social Sciences Ranking 2017
Position of University of Groningen in the Discipline Rankings
Sociology Ranking: 51 - 100
Politics Ranking: 151 - 200
Law Ranking: 151 - 200
Economics Ranking: 151 - 200
Accounting and Finance Ranking: 101 - 150
Education Ranking: 101 - 150

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University of Groningen Scholarships

Students have a choice of a number of scholarships they can apply for. Scholarships include:

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Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Business, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies

Bachelor programs

Master programs


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