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The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614 the university ranks amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We are a research intensive institution offering a wide range of highly regarded bachelor, master and PhD programs in all fields, completely in English. Currently we have a student body of 30,000 - almost 5,000 of which are international. We are proud to have won the prestigious International Student Satisfaction Excellence Award for the last two years running.

Many international students are attracted to Groningen predominantly for the world class education offered at the university however, our location is second to none. Groningen is the Netherland’s best kept secret, based in Northeast of the country, approximately 2 hours by train from Schiphol Airport, the city is home to almost 200,000 people with one in four being a student! Groningen is a buzzing student city and a very safe place to live, as soon as you arrive at you’ll notice the youthful, safe, fun vibe of the city.

Our bachelor graduates can continue their studies by studying a master degree with us in Groningen or at another university around the world. Some individuals will decide to go further still and earn a PhD in their field of expertise. Notable alumni include the first-ever female graduate in the Netherlands and we also produced the first Dutch space traveller Wubbo Ockels.

Whatever your journey, by obtaining a degree at the University of Groningen you’ll be in a strong position to take any path you wish.

  • Top 100 world ranked university
  • 180+ English taught programmes
  • 10 faculties and 9 graduate schools
  • Earn an additional 45 credits at the Honours College
  • 400 years of experience
  • Global exchange partnerships
  • International environment
  • Learn Dutch - 50 hours of free lessons


Bachelor's degree
Art & Design
Urban Design Length Location
BSc Spatial Planning and Design 36 months Groningen
Economics and Business Economics 36 months Groningen
International Business
BSc International Business 36 months Groningen
Computer Science & IT
BSc Computing Science 36 months Groningen
Software Engineering
BSc Artificial Intelligence 36 months Groningen
Engineering & Technology
Chemical Engineering
BSc Chemical Engineering 36 months Groningen
Industrial Engineering
BSc Industrial Engineering and Management 36 months Groningen
Health & Well-Being
Public Health
Medicine, Global Health Profile 36 months Groningen
Humanities & Culture
BA/BSc Liberal Arts and Sciences - University College Groningen Groningen
BSc Global Responsibility & Leadership 36 months Leeuwarden
International Studies
BA American Studies 36 months Groningen
Political Science
International Relations and International Organization 36 months Groningen
Psychology 36 months Groningen
Religion & Theology
BA Religious Studies 36 months Groningen
BA English Language and Culture 36 months Groningen
International Law
International and European Law 36 months Groningen
BSc Astronomy 36 months Groningen
BSc Chemistry 36 months Groningen
BSc Human Geography & Urban/Regional Planning Groningen
BSc Applied Mathematics 36 months Groningen
BSc Mathematics 36 months Groningen
BSc Applied Physics 36 months Groningen
BSc Physics 36 months Groningen
Master's degree
Art & Design
Masters in Arts, Culture and Media Groningen
Business Administration
MSc Business Administration: Management Accounting and Control Groningen
MSc in Business Administration Groningen
MSc in Business Administration: Change Management Groningen
MSc in Business Administration: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Groningen
MSc in Business Administration: Strategic Innovation Management Groningen
MSc Finance Groningen
MSc in International Financial Management Groningen
Human Resources
MSc in Human Resource Management Groningen
International Business
MSc Economic Development and Globalization Groningen
MSc in International Business and Management Groningen
Double Degree Strategic Marketing Management Oslo 24 months Groningen
MSc Marketing Groningen
Real Estate & Property
MSc Real Estate Studies (RICS accredited) Groningen
Computer Science & IT
MSc in Computing Science Groningen
Software Engineering
MSc in Artificial Intelligence Groningen
Engineering & Technology
Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Engineering
MSc in Biomedical Engineering 24 months Groningen
Chemical Engineering
MSc in Chemical Engineering Groningen
Industrial Engineering
MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management Groningen
Health & Well-Being
MSc in Molecular Medicine and Innovative Treatment Groningen
Public Health
MA in Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology 24 months Groningen
Sports Science
MSc in Human Movement Sciences 2 years Groningen
Humanities & Culture
MA Cultural Leadership Groningen
MA in Datafication and Digital Literacy Groningen
MA in Media Creation and Innovation Groningen
MA in Social Media and Society Groningen
Masters in Euroculture Groningen
Research Masters in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Groningen
Econometrics, Operations Research, & Actuarial Studies Groningen
MSc in Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies Groningen
MSc in Economics Groningen
MSc Technology and Operations Management Groningen
Research Master in Economics and Business Groningen
Masters in Modern History and International Relations Groningen
International Studies
Masters in Humanitarian Action Groningen
Masters in International Relations and International Organization Groningen
Research Master in Regional Studies Groningen
Masters in Clinical Linguistics Groningen
Research Masters in Linguistics Groningen
Research Masters in Literary and Cultural Studies Groningen
Masters in Philosophy Groningen
MSc Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) 12 months Groningen
Research Masters in Philosophy: Knowledge and Knowledge Development Groningen
Political Science
MA in American Studies Groningen
Clinical Psychology 12 months Groningen
Environmental Psychology 12 months Groningen
MSc Applied Social Psychology 12 months Groningen
MSc Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology 12 months Groningen
MSc Clinical Neuropsychology 12 months Groningen
MSc Cognitive Psychology and Psychophysiology 12 months Groningen
MSc in Psychology Groningen
MSc Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology 12 months Groningen
MSc Youth 0-21 Society and Policy 12 months Groningen
Research Master Behavioural and Social Sciences Groningen
Research Masters in Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences 24 months Groningen
Talent Development and Creativity 12 months Groningen
Theory and History of Psychology 12 months Groningen
Religion & Theology
MA in Theology and Religious Studies: Religion and Pluralism: Ancient & Modern 12 months Groningen
MA Theology & Religious Studies: Religion, Conflict and Globalization 1 year Groningen
MA Theology and Religious Studies: Religion and Cultural Heritage Groningen
Theology & Religious Studies M.A. (research) Groningen
MSc in Population Studies Groningen
Sustainable Development
MSc in Sustainable Entrepreneurship Leeuwarden
European Economic Law 12 months Groningen
Criminal Law
Masters in Global Criminal Law 1 year Groningen
Environmental Law
Masters in Energy and Climate Law 1 year Groningen
International Law
Master of Law in Public International Law 1 year Groningen
Masters in International Commercial Law 1 year Groningen
Masters of Law in International Human Rights 1 year Groningen
Media & Communications
Masters in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) Groningen
MSc in Human-Machine Communication Groningen
Journalism M.A. Groningen
MSc in Astronomy Groningen
Biomolecular Sciences 24 months Groningen
Evolutionary Biology M.Sc 24 months Groningen
MSc in Biology Groningen
MSc in Biomedical Sciences 24 months Groningen
MSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 24 months Groningen
MSc in Nanoscience Groningen
MSc in Chemistry Groningen
Environmental Science
MSc in Ecology and Evolution 24 months Groningen
MSc in Energy and Environmental Sciences 24 months Groningen
MSc in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning Groningen
Marine Science
MSc in Marine Biology 24 months Groningen
MSc in Applied Mathematics 24 months Groningen
MSc in Mathematics Groningen
MSc in Applied physics 24 months Groningen
MSc in Physics Groningen
Teaching & Education
Educational Sciences 12 months Groningen
MSc in Pedagogic: Communication and Congenital Deafblindness Groningen
MSc Pedagogical Sciences: Ethics of Education, philosophy, history and law 12 months Groningen
Applied Linguistics: Teaching English as a Foreign Language 12 months Groningen
Masters in Applied Linguistics: TEFL Groningen
Summer / Short course
Health & Well-Being
Medical Sciences Summer School Translational Neurosciences 2 weeks Groningen
Medical Sciences Summer School: Health Aging 8 days Groningen
Medical Sciences Summer School: Translational Pediatrics 2 weeks Groningen
Medical Sciences Summer School: Transplantation Medicine 4 days Groningen
Public Health
Medical Sciences Summer School Global Health 8 days Groningen

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I completed the MSc Human-Machine Communication (which is in the department of Artificial Intelligence) at the University of Groningen in 2016. It's a great program because it's flexible in allowing you to take the master in a number of different directions, whether you're more interested in cognitive neuroscience, modelling, engineering, lingui...
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J. Riede
This prestigious master program characterizes itself by a lot of hands on research and active training in all the skills needed to proceed as PhD in the neurosciences. Great quality and flexibility.


University of Groningen

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9712 GL Groningen
The Netherlands

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