University of Groningen
This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
Other names: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.
First degree/qualification: 2002 and beyond bachelor's (3-4 years), prior to 2002 and until 2009 doctorandus or specialized degree (4 years) .
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 7.0/10.0
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 3 year first degree.
Documents required: Official record of courses and marks earned: i.e., grade list (cifferlijst), evaluation list (beoordelingslijst), transcript; official certification of degree and date awarded. All documents in Dutch and English.
Description: Instituted in 1614, one of the oldest universities in Europe. In 2002 began a BaMa degree -- a 3 year bachelor followed by a 1-2 year master's. The older four year program, which will persist until 2009, is divided into two parts, (1) propaedeuse and (2) doctoraalstudie. The first part takes one year; the propaedeutisch examen is required and can be repeated only once. The major portion (doctoraalstudie) completes the degree program. A final examination certificate with specified subjects from an Atheneum or Gymnasium (university preparatory (VWO) secondary schools -- representing 13-14 years of education) is the usual admission requirement.
*conditional pass - acceptable only with a minimum overall average of 6.0/10.0
Grading is severe in the Netherlands. Grades of 10 are not usually awarded and a grade of 9 is normally awarded only in special situations.
Language of instruction: Dutch, with some English.
Master's: 1-2 years in duration, offered in research or professional programs.
PhD: 4 years, by thesis.
Last updated: Aug 04, 2005