University of Groningen

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THE World Ranking: 73

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The University of Groningen is a top 100 university with students from over 120 countries.

  • Ranked 79th in THE World University Rankings
  • Offers 45 world-class bachelor’s programmes
  • Provides 160 highly-ranked master’s programmes
  • Groningen is chosen as one of the happiest cities in Europe
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Overview

The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has had top priority for four hundred years, and with success: the university is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists.

Where education meets research

The university provides high quality education and research in a broad range of disciplines. It distinguishes itself in the international market through a close link between education and research and by focusing on three key elements: energy, healthy ageing and sustainable society.

Not only are the university’s education and research programmes socially relevant, but its researchers also collaborate with business partners, public institutions and the government. In addition, the University of Groningen stimulates current debate on scientific, social and cultural issues by providing convincing perspectives and fresh ideas, based on the latest scientific findings.

International orientation

Education and research at the university are internationally oriented. Students from all over the world prepare themselves in Groningen for their international career paths. It has a strong international reputation and maintains a firm - rapidly increasing - position in the international rankings lists. Collaborations between researchers on the frontiers of knowledge take place within extensive networks, affirming its strong, worldwide reputation.

Stimulating talent development for students

The university takes the personal ambitions and abilities of its students into account. It provides all students with a well-balanced, high quality curriculum across a multitude of disciplines. For students with strong ambitions and personal motivation it has more intensive programmes such as the University College, Honours College, Research Master and Topmaster programmes. In these programmes, the university stimulates its students to challenge themselves in terms of education and research. In this respect the university offers students a broad, high quality academic education and gives special talents an extra boost.

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English score required

Minimum IELTS score

Postgraduate

6.5

Undergraduate

6.5

Minimum TOEFL IBT

Postgraduate

92

Undergraduate

92

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Rankings

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
Source: THE

73

OVERALL SCORE

65.1%

TEACHING

42.3%

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

82.5%

INDUSTRY INCOME

79.8%

RESEARCH

55.6%

CITATIONS

91.6%
QS World University Rankings 2020
Source: QS

114

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019
Source: ARWU

65

Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR*
LIVING COSTS

€5,640

AVERAGE PRIVATE RENT

€4,125

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

€11,600

POSTGRADUATE

€13,540

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

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