The University of Groningen
The University of Groningen - a Top 100 world ranked university based in the Netherlands, Europe. The University of Groningen (UG) was founded in 1614 and is the second oldest university in the Netherlands. The university has over 30,000 students on campus of which almost 5000 are international students from over 120 different nationalities. Situated in the north of the Netherlands, we are a research intensive university and offer a range of highly regarded degree programmes. Students receive high-quality education and will be in a strong position at the end of their degree programme to continue with their academic career or proceed into the world of work.
The University of Groningen is proud to be among the global elite with a classification in the top 100 of the Shanghai ARWU and the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking lists, the most influential ranking lists in the academic world.
English is the language of instruction in more than 100 different programs. Even though you could be perfectly happy studying here without knowing one Dutch word, the university offers a free language course during the first year for its international students.
Groningen is safe, and a truly international student city. Everything in the city can be reached by bicycle. Therefore, the city is characterized by its bike paths all over town and the resulting low transport costs.