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Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN)

70 Overall Reviews
4.10 / 5 based on 360 reviews
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alexa
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Law, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No, my University provided lots of information and I was able to meet with students who had lived in Groningen the year before.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Groningen is an excellent choice for your ERASMUS year. It is a beautiful city that is small enough to get to know it really well but large enough to have plently of life and culture. The university itself has a good reputation and courses and wide ranging and enjoyable. One thing I would strongly advise is to seek accomadation in a student house rather than a private flat, as this was probably the best part of my year away and makes meeting people very easy and non-stressful.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Be careful not to get ripped off by local bike shops who make a killing out of exploiting foreign students. A second hand bike should cost no more than 50 euros. Student rail cards can be bought at the station if you take your student card and a photo, which gets you a big discount if you want to go to Amsterdam, The Hague or wherever takes your fancy for the weekend.
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heli
Turun Yliopisto, Turku, Finland
political science at home, but in Groningen I studied Europe, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
It would have been useful to know already in advance that I am allowed to take courses also from the other faculties. I knew hardly anything of the country before I left, but I liked it that way: it was an adventure and I enjoyed every moment!!!
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
1
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
The department of European Law is really good!!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
If you're planing to travel a lot, it's worth while to buy a special discount card for the railways. It costs about 100 fl, but you get a 40% discount of the ticket prises with it, so it pays off quickly. Check out the extremely cheap bus trips to, for example, London and Spain!!! And don't mind the rain - you'll get used to it...
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rezmok
University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
History, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Nothing major, best fun was learning as I went along.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Groningen is a fantastic place to study, a real student-town. The university-staff were really helpful and relaxed.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
1
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Don't think twice if you're considering coming here, it really was the best experience I've had. Make sure you secure accommodation before you arrive, be prepared for some initial communication problems (you'll get over these soon enough!) and make the most of your time abroad, it'll be over before you know it. You're going to have an amazing time!
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PetriR
Vaasan Yliopisto, Vaasa, Finland
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
4.7/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I got a comprehensive information package from the host university well in time, so I think I had all the necessary information beforehand.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
I was studying in the faculty of economics and all things went well. Although it seems that there are significant differences between faculties and if you are Erasmus-student etc. Some students from different faculties didn't receive any information beforehand...
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
The Netherlands is an optimal place to travel anywhere, so remember to travel! My personal experience from local people wasn't so nice. Sometimes they can be quite rude and arrogant. Urban legend tells that Groningers are different from rest of the country. But of course you'll find nice people too. Don't take stress and enjoy your time!
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Filippos
Technologiko Ekpedeftiko Idrima - Athinas, Athens, Greece
Business Studies, Graduate, Independent
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
4.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Not really
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
To continue updating its program and literature available.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Studying international Business and management in the University of Groningen means that apart from an enjoyable student life, a very demanding and competitive program in which someone has to put really an effort so as to complete his/her master program.
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Levi
Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal
Computer Science / IT, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
4.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I could have bought a cheaper bike from other students, insted of buying it from a shop. :p
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
2
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
My department was exceptional everytime i needed something. I strongly advise it. The coordinator was very helpfull.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
The train discount card is very usefull as it allows the owner and 3 more persons to travel with 40% discount.
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