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Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG)

University of Groningen, Broerstraat 5, 9712 Cp Groningen, THE Netherlands
4.02 / 5 based on 348 reviews.
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

91% of students recommend
348 reviews
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Have fun but study - they treat local and international students equally!! Read Review
fk01tash, Sweden

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by Filippos, Technologiko Ekpedeftiko Idrima - Athinas, Athens, Greece
Business Studies, Independent
Personal assessment
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? There is more space and a higher posibility of living independent.
Personal comments:
In general the apartment was quite confortable in a nice location. Many fellow students were living there a fact that created a lively atmosphere.
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by blondster, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Erasmus
Personal social experience
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
Did not get involved.
Describe host city: Student life dominates the city
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Almost every day there are Happy Hours in the different pubs and clubs. Groningen is not that big, so you will find everything very easily. There´s something for every taste. Also check all the flyers for parties!!
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by Eleftheria, Ethniko Kai Kapodistrioako Panepistimio Athinon, Athens, Greece
Law, Comparative/Law with Languages, Erasmus
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
Be sure that all professors will do their best to make you feel right about choosing Groningen for your studies: perfectly well organised, innovative teaching methods, capacities in interacting with foreign students, fluent english. Personal reccomendation: International law, African law(!), Sociology of Law.- Do take the best advantage of the Univ. library just opposite the University, where a wide range of sources of knowledge, from books to multimedia, will assist you in gaining he information you need.

My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
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
Personal comments:

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by Shirin, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden
Management Science, Erasmus
Language difficulties
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Administrative / Institutional
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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
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:
To understand written Dutch wasn't too hard as I know Swedish, English and German. However, understanding the spoken language was somewhat harder but the Dutchs are very good at English so I didn't have any problems at all.
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by Franck, Grenoble EM, Grenoble, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Erasmus
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
I travelled a lot in the Netherlands, that's why Is pent more than at home. Housing in much cheap than in Paris. And telephone in very cheap in the Netherlands for the national communications.
Travel: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Overall, Food: was the same price as at home.
Housing, Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
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by sonia, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
Law, Erasmus
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
Very Important.
Not really important.
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
Groningen is a real student city, you will enjoy a lot there. It is plenty of international students, specially Spanish (everywhere) and Chinese, but also German, Italian, Turkish, English, Japanese, French, Sweedish, African, North-American, Polish... all around the world, a great city to discover so many cultures
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!

During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
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:
Go and enjoy your stay, it will change your life, and your points of view. You will meet a lot of interesting people and make a lot of good friends


Disccounting caard to travel by train (you can get it in the station). Buy a Dutch Mobile caard (more useful). Cold very very cold in the winter (gloves, coats, scarfs, hats). Bikes (always second hand not more than 10 euros in the street) and buy a good lock, otherwise they will steal your bike...
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