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Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG)

University of Groningen, Broerstraat 5, 9712 Cp Groningen, THE Netherlands
4.02 / 5 based on 348 reviews.
Description:
The University of Groningen is the second oldest in the Netherlands. It was founded on 23 August 1614 on the initiative of the "Statenvergadering van Stad en Ommelanden van Groningen" (Groningen States General). The University began with six professors in four faculties: Theology, Law, Medicine and Philosophy. There are now ten faculties, housed in 150 buildings on various locations in and around Groningen. Read more


Programmes
Accreditations
91% of students recommend
348 reviews
Housing
3.6/5
All experiences (348)
Student life
4.5/5
5 stars (114)
Academic
4.1/5
4 stars (132)
Languages
4.4/5
3 stars (96)
Expenses
3.4/5
2 stars (6)
Overall
4.5/5
1 star (0)
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348 reviews of Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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HOUSING    
by Ángel, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
Business Studies, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Student House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Student House
Why? Because you get in touch with many people from different countries.
Personal comments:
It is the Housing Office which is in charge of finding a room for international students. They offer rooms at student houses or at apartments.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Kirstie, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Humanities, Independent
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
'De Zolder' ('The Attic') is memorable for its unique atmosphere and interesting beer. For a more mainstream night out, there are quite a few nightclubs on the main street. I rate 'Het Feest' as a fun place to go.
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ACADEMIC    
by Franck, Grenoble EM, Grenoble, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Erasmus
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
It is very important to check the University Intranet very frequently.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
Teacher should be more in relation with students. They put all the tasks on the Intranet but there is little contact between teachers and students.

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by ldidonna, LUISS, Rome, Italy
Economics, Erasmus
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Did not speak it
Personal comments:
I learnt to communicate in english and spanish. I had been speeking english mostly, although I spoke spanish with my roomate. I think that I would never improve my leanguage skills that much if I wouldn't stay aboad
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EXPENSES    
by karin, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Economics, Erasmus
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
Government assistance
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
housing was much more expensive than at home and i spent money for travelling because for me its important to get to know the country where I study
Travel, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Overall: was the same price as at home.
Nightlife, Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
books for university are much more expensive
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OVERALL    
by Franck, Grenoble EM, Grenoble, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Erasmus
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
I wish I had known more about the dutch mentality and history. It would have been better to discover the country.
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
This University should inform more international students about the way they work with the e-learning, because most of them are not used to it at all.



FINAL COMMENTS

I recommend to live in an international house, not too far from the city center. It is also very important to buy a bikre if you study in Groningen because it is very convenient.
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