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    About the University of Groningen.

    The University of Groningen is a public research university which was founded in 1614 in the city of Groningen in the Netherlands., it is one of the oldest university in Europe, the University has 11 faculties, 9 graduate schools, 27 research centers and institute and more than 175 degrees programmes.

    The University has graduated more than 200,000 students since its founding and is a member of the distinguished Combira group of European universities; an association of European universities founded in 1985, the Combira group is made of members of older multi-disciplinary research institutions, the Combira group has its headquarters in the University of Brussels.

    The University of Groningen is in the top 3 of European research universities in the fields of: Ecology, Material Sciences, Chemistry and Astronomy.

    Other strong research groups are in: Nanoscience, Physics, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Medical Sciences, Neurosciences, Sociology, Philosophy, Theology, Archaeology and Arts. The campus of the University is scattered across the city with the main building housing the administrative unit of the school, most of the faculties including the faculty of law, faculty arts and faculty of  philosophy is located in the center of the city.

    The facilities of Economics, Sciences, Spatial science, Business and Engineering is located in the Zernike campus named after the Dutch Nobel Prize winner, Fritz Zernike. The University has libraries in three locations scattered across the city. The University recently opened a the Campus Fryslan that offers multiple disciplines in both undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

    Alumni of the University include 4 Nobel Prize winners and five Spinoza prize winners, the Spinoza prize is an annual award of €2.5Million to be spent on new research given by the Netherlands organization for scientific research. The award is the highest scientific award in the Netherlands, it is named after the philosopher Baruch de Spinoza, other notable alumni include a Secretary General of NATO(North Atlantic Treaty Organization).

    The University of Groningen motto is “The word of the Lord is a light for our feet”. The University is popularly abbreviated as UG and it’s Dutch name is Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. In 2014, the University celebrated it’s 400th anniversary.

    The current rector of the University is Prof Elmer Sterken.

    Prof Sibrandes Popema is the president of the University.

    Academic strength of the University is at 5,680 employees.

    Students in the University of Groningen  number 30,041.

    Postgraduates in the University stands at 1,758 postgraduates.

    The address of the University is 9712 CP Groningen Netherlands .

    University Of Groningen Website:

    The website of the University of Groningen is www.rug.nl.

    University Of Groningen Location:

    The University of Groningen is located in the City of Groningen in the Netherlands.

    University Of Groningen Rankings:

    The University in 2017 was ranked 59th in the world by according to the Academic ranking of world universities(ARWU)

    The international students barometer rated the University of Groningen as the best university in the Netherlands for the third straight time.

    The University of Groningen is ranked 72nd in the world by Times Higher Education World University Ranking.

    Ranked 113rd in the World by QS World University Rankings.

    The University of Groningen holds the 14th position in the European ranking and ranked 87th worldwide according to Webometrics.

    Ranked 72nd in the world by the National Taiwan University in 2016.

    University Of Groningen Faculties.

    The University of Groningen is categorized into Eleven faculties offering courses in various fields ranging from arts and humanities, law, medicine, social sciences, economics, sciences etc. Each faculty is a collection of academic degrees programmes ran by the University, schools and institutes, research centers and general combination of two or more courses. Each faculty runs a Bachelor’s degree, Masters degree, PhD and exchange courses while also some faculties offer certifications in short courses.

    Faculties in the University are:

    • Faculty of Economics and Business
    • Faculty of Arts
    • Faculty of Law
    • Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
    • Faculty of Philosophy
    • Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
    • Faculty of Medical Sciences
    • Faculty of Science and Engineering
    • Faculty of Spatial Sciences

    `University College Groningen

    • Campus Fryslân.

    Brief Facts and figures on the University of Groningen.

    The University has an annual turnover of €800Million.

    €160Million in research contract.

    11 faculties and 9 graduate schools.

    300,000 students enrolled as of September 2016, of this 300,000 students, 6000 international students and 6500 PhD students. The University has individuals from 120 countries currently studying or working in the University.

    120,000 Alumni.

    Of its 167 Master’s degree programme 126 are taught in English.

    Of its 48 bachelor’s degree programme, 29 are taught in English.

    16 Research Master’s programme.

    6,000 research publications.

    400 professors of which 100 are female professors.

    5,900 academic staff.

    22 patent application in the year 2016.

     University of Groningen Courses:

    The University of Groningen with 11 faculties offers over 45 bachelors degree programme some of which have variants and over 160 Master’s degree programme. Below are some of the bachelor’s degree programmes offered in the University.

    • Applied physics.
    • Applied mathematics.
    • Computing science.
    • Dentistry.
    • Dutch language and culture.
    • Econometrics and operations research.
    • Europeans language and culture.
    • Global responsibility and leadership.
    • History.
    • Human movement sciences and many more which can be found on the school website.

    Admission Requirements into University of Groningen.

    To be considered for admission into the 2018/2019 academic session of the Universities, prospective students should be able to meet with the minimum requirements which the University College board of admission has stipulated which are,

    1) Secondary school diploma.

    All students should have been able to complete a secondary education which would have prepared them for a university education. Secondary school diploma requirements vary according to a countries secondary education system. For examples students applying from the UK should be able to Average grade B or higher before such student would be given admission into the UG.

    2) English proficiency(written and spoken)

    Ability to speak English is a minimum requirement for students seeking admission into English taught degree programmes. This mean you need to submit proof of proficiency in spoken and written English as part of the application process.

    3) Mathematics Proficiency.

    Mathematics is a minimum requirement for studying in the University of Groningen. Students are supposed to have passed mathematics as a graduating exam course or must have completed mathematics with a passing grade.

    4) Extra Requirements.

    Chinese students must have a NUFFIC certificate. This requirement only applies to students who are  Chinese nationals.

    Exchange Students Programme:

    Exchange students programme vary from a week to six months. The University of Groningen accepts exchange students from all over the world and offers a wide range of courses. These courses are for students who are in their final year of their bachelor’s programme and for those taking Master’s degree programme. Exchange usually happens from September-February  and from February-July. An exchange student willing to study in the University of Groningen will have to present an exchange certificate from his/her university to the University of Groningen. More details on exchange through faculties can be found on the school website.

    Application Deadline:

    Application deadline for admission into the University of Groningen varies from faculty to faculty and from courses to courses, application deadline also vary according to nationality. A detailed deadline to every programme in the University can be found on the on the University’s website, www.rug.nl.

    University of Gronigen Application.

    When a prospective student applies through the Online Application Process, the student has to upload the digital copies of the required documents in a PDF format. Documents required for admission vary depending on the faculty. For instance in the application for admission into the faculty of Arts for a bachelor’s degree, a prospective student should have the following document ready.

    • copy of valid passport.
    • diploma/statement of graduation.
    • transcript/grade list/report card.
    • English proficiency test.
    • curriculum vitae.

    In the Master’s degree programme, the faculty of arts require an applicant to have the following documents.

    • copy of valid passport.
    • copy of diploma.
    • transcript/grade list/report card.
    • letter of motivation.
    • curriculum vitae.
    • two letters of recommendation.
    • English writing result test.
    • sample of academic writing.

    For other requirements, check the University website.

    University of Gronigen Masters Degree Programmes :

    Below you can find every Master’s degree programme ran by the University. The University offers 10 programmes in its Master’s degree.

    Arts

    • Archaeology
    • Archaeology (research)
    • Arts and Culture
    • Arts, Cognition and Criticism
    • Arts, Policy and Cultural Entrepreneurship
    • Art History
    • Curatorial Studies
    • Film and Contemporary Audiovisual Media
    • History of Architecture and Town Planning
    • Music, Theatre and Performance Studies
    • Arts and Culture (research)
    • Cultural Leadership (research)
    • Arts, Media and Literary Studies (research)
    • Classics and Ancient Civilizations
    • Ancient History
    • Classics
    • Communication and Information Science
    • Digital Humanities
    • Information Science
    • European Studies
    • Euroculture, erasmus mundus
    • History
    • History Today
    • History (research)
    • Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies (research)
    • International Relations
    • East Asian Studies
    • European Integration
    • Geopolitics & Connectivity
    • International Relations and International Organization
    • International Political Economy
    • International Security
    • International Relations 120 ECTS
    • International Humanitarian Action (NOHA)
    • International Relations (research)
    • Modern History and International Relations (research)
    • Linguistics
    • Applied Linguistics
    • European Linguistics
    • Multilingualism
    • Linguistics (research)
    • Clinical Linguistics / EMCL+ (research) erasmus mundus
    • Language and Cognition (research)
    • Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) (research) erasmus mundus
    • Literary Studies
    • English Literature and Culture
    • European Literatures and Cultures
    • Writing Editing and Mediating
    • Media Studies 90 ECTS
    • Journalism
    • Middle Eastern Studies
    • North American Studies
    • American Studies

    Behavioural and Social Sciences

    • Behavioural and Social Sciences (research)
    • Educational Sciences
    • Evidence-based Education
    • Pedagogical Sciences:
    • Communication and Deafblindness
    • Ethics of education: history, philosophy and law
    • Youth 0-21, Society and Policy
    • Psychology
    • Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology
    • Applied Social Psychology
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Clinical Neuropsychology
    • Cognitive Psychology and Psychophysiology
    • Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology
    • Traffic Psychology and Sustained Mobility
    • Environmental Psychology
    • Reflecting on Psychology
    • Talent Development and Creativity
    • Sociology
    • Social Networks in a Sustainable Society

    Economics and Business

    • Business Administration
    • Change management
    • Organizational and Management Control
    • Small Business and Entrepreneurship
    • Strategic Innovation Management
    • Health
    • Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies
    • DDM China and the World Economy
    • Economics
    • DDM China and the World Economy
    • DDM Economics and Economic Analysis
    • Finance
    • DDM Finance
    • DDM China and the World Economy
    • Human Resource Management
    • International Business and Management
    • DDM Advanced International Business Management and Marketing
    • DDM China and the World Economy
    • DDM Managing Multinationals
    • International Economics and Business
    • DDM Central-East European Economies
    • DDM China and the World Economy
    • DDM International Development Economics
    • DDM Economic Development and Growth (MEDEG)
    • International Financial Management
    • DDM International Financial Management
    • DDM China and the World Economy
    • Marketing
    • DDM Strategic Marketing Intelligence
    • DDM Marketing and finance
    • DDM China and the World Economy
    • Research Master in Economics and Business
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Technology and Operations Management
    • DDM Operations Management

    Campus Fryslân

    • Sustainable Entrepreneurship

    Health and life sciences

    • Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences (research)
    • Biology
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Biomedical Sciences
    • Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology (research)
    • Ecology and Evolution
    • Evolutionary Biology
    • Energy and Environmental Sciences
    • Human Movement Sciences
    • Marine Biology
    • Medical and Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation (research)
    • Innovative Medicine
    • Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
    • Biomolecular Sciences
    • Sport Sciences

    Law

    • Energy and Climate Law
    • European Economic Law
    • Global Criminal Law
    • Governance and Law in Digital Society
    • International Business Law
    • International Commercial Law
    • International Human Rights Law
    • Public International Law

    Philosophy

    • Philosophy
    • Philosophy (research)
    • Philosophy, Politics and Economics
    • Philosophy of a specific Discipline

    Science and Engineering

    • Applied Mathematics
    • Applied Physics
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Astronomy
    • Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Biomolecular Sciences
    • Chemical Engineering (J)
    • Chemistry
    • Computing Science
    • Energy and Environmental Sciences
    • Human-Machine Communication
    • Industrial Engineering and Management
    • Mathematics
    • Mathematics and Science Education and Communication
    • Medical and Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation
    • Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
    • Nanoscience (top master)
    • Physics
    • Water Technology

    Spatial Sciences

    • Cultural Geography
    • Tourism Geography and Planning
    • Economic Geography
    • Economic Geography: Regional Competitiveness and Trade
    • Environmental and Infrastructure Planning
    • DDM Development Planning and Infrastructure Planning
    • DDM Water and Coastal management
    • Population Studies
    • DDM Social demography
    • DDM Demography and Social Inequality
    • Real estate studies
    • Socio-spatial planning
    • Spatial Sciences (research)

    Theology and Religious Studies

    • Theology and Religious Studies
    • Religion and Pluralism, Ancient & Modern
    • Religion and Cultural Heritage
    • Religion, Conflict and Globalization
    • Religion, Health and Wellbeing
    • Theology and Religious Studies (research)

    University of Gronigen TuitionFees.

    The University tuition fees is divided into three parts, the statutory tuition fee, the University tuition fee I and II.

    A student can pay statutory tuition fee if they have satisfied all nationality requirement and have not earned a similar degree they are running. This applies to Dutch nationals, EU nationals, Swiss nationals, Surinam nationals among others.

    The statutory tuition fee for a full time student for the 2018/2019 session amounts to €2,060, €1,517 for part time students.

    A student qualifies for  the University tuition fee if they didn’t meet requirements for the statutory tuition fee. A student qualifies for university tuition fee I if the following applies to him/her, recognised as a student refugees by the UAF or recognized by their faculty as a participant of the Erasmus Mundus degree programme. University tuition fee I full time fee falls into the range of €2,006 and €2,060 for part time students.

    A student who does not qualify for the statutory tuition fee or the University tuition fee I must pay the higher University tuition fee II, this higher university tuition fee II is determined by the selected bachelor’s degree and masters degree programme.

    University of Gronigen Schorlaships Opportunities.

    The University of Groningen offers scholarship grants to students who want to be part of the University community. The grants are awarded only to students enrolling into the BA and BSc liberal arts and sciences for every academic year. The scholarship grant is awarded on the basis of academic merit, social engagement and financial need. The University of Groningen scholarship award is divided into two, the USP scholarship for Non EU students and the stepping stone scholarship non EU and EU students. The USP scholarship grant which us meant only for non EU students is €12,000 while the stepping stone scholarship grant is €4,000. Application deadline for USP scholarship is February 1st 2018 while that of the stepping stone is April 1 2018.

    When applying for a scholarship, an applicant is to write a maximum 500 word motivation letter detailing why they need a scholarship and an assessment and providing proof of financial need for funding.

    Detailed methods of application for the scholarship grants can be found on the school website.

    University of Gronigen International Students.

    The University of Groningen offers programme for students coming in from other countries who want to run a programme in the University.For admission into the University, international students also have to go through the same requirements process already discussed above. However, tuition for international students in the University of Groningen is €8,200, different from the tuition paid by those of Dutch nationality who pay statutory tuition fees and university tuition fee I and II.

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