University of Groningen

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Top 20% in teaching in 2016
Top 10% in industry income in 2016
Top 10% in research in 2016
Top 20% in citations in 2016

Key Statistics

  • 24,556
  • 25.6
    Student:Staff Ratio
  • 12%
    International Students
  • 52 : 48
    Female:Male Ratio


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 programmes 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 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 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 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 arrive at you’ll notice the youthful, safe, fun vibe of the city.

Our bachelor graduates  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 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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P.O. Box 72
9700 AB Groningen


+31 50 363 8181