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What will I learn?

In this bachelor's degree programme, you prepare yourself for a career in medicine. Because the development of a medical professional takes a lot of time and attention and since we aim to prepare our students optimally, a limited number of study places are available. Therefore, the medical degree programme in Groningen has 410 places available each year. You can be admitted to this programme by participating in a selection procedure. The programme is provided in two languages; Dutch and English.

The three-year medical bachelor's degree programme in Groningen is patient-centered: you will be introduced to patients right from the start of the first year. You will learn about all medical disciplines based on those patients’ cases. You will carry out study assignments independently or in small groups. During a two-week care internship, you will experience the daily routines in a department in a hospital or a nursing home.

As a medical student, you will build a solid theoretical basis and develop academic and practical skills. After the Bachelor phase, students from all four learning communities enter the Master programme together, and if all goes well you leave university after six years as a physician (basis arts).

Why study this programme in Groningen?

Characteristics of the Groningen curriculum are: a problem-based programme which is both patient and student centred. Students should show a pro-active attitude during their studies.

Characteristics of the Groningen curriculum are:

A problem-based programme;

A patient and student centred programme.

Job prospects

After receiving your Master's degree you can continue your work in the hospital to become a medical specialist, like a paediatrician or a surgeon. You can also work outside the hospital and train to become a general practitioner or psychiatrist, for example. In addition, you can carry out scientific research and study topics like congenital anomalies and aids. Other career possibilities are working as a teacher or as a policy advisor in a hospital or for the government.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medical Sciences

Study options

Full Time (36 months)

Tuition fees
€32,000.00 (26,14,379) per year
Application deadline

Expected January 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022


University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5,


9712 CP, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have qualifications that are considered equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma (VWO). TOEFL iBT: 90 (min. 21 every item); IELTS (Academic): 6.5 (min. 6.0 every item)

For international students

For international students to be eligible to the program you must have attained the necessary qualifications for admittance into a Bachelor's in Medicine program in your own country; your secondary education must be comparable to Dutch VWO diploma and include qualifications in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics + English.

Proof of English proficiency is required: TOEFL IBT score of 92, a TOEFL CBT score of 237, a TOEFL PBT score of 580, an IELTS score of 6.5, Cambridge English: C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency certificate (grade A-C)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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