More about University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614. The University ranks among the top 100 research universities in the world. We offer a wide range of Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programmes, many of them taught in English. Currently we have a student body of over 30,000 -  more than 5,000 of whom are international. We are proud to have won the prestigious International Student Satisfaction Excellent 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 the Northeast of the country, approximately 2 hours by train from Schiphol
Airport. The city is home to 200,000 people with one in four being a student and 50% of the population being under the age of 35. Groningen is a
buzzing student city and a very safe place to live. As soon as you will arrive you'll notice the youthful, safe, fun vibe of the city.

Notable alumni include the first-ever female graduate in the Netherlands Aletta Jacobs and the first Dutch space traveller Wubbo Ockels. Whatever your journey, by studying at the University of Groningen you'll be in a strong position to take any path you wish.


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Key statistics

  • 25,281
    Number of Students
  • 24.4
    Student to Staff Ratio
  • 13%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 52 : 48
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Collected during World University Rankings on 28th Sep 2016


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