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Study abroad in the Netherlands as the number of UK students rises at the University of Groningen

British students have now become the 3rd biggest group of international students at the University of Groningen. Due to the increased tuition fees in the UK, and increased awareness of the possibility to study on high-quality English degree programmes in the Netherlands, UK students have packed up their bags and made the move.

Uk students are on the rise at The University of Groningen

The University of Groningen offers 22 undergraduate programmes in English. Including the postgraduate programmes, students can study over 100 degree programmes completely in English. This, combined with the high quality of education and the great sports facilities, has convinced more and more British students to take the adventurous step abroad.

The university is located in the heart of Groningen city: a true student city with an energetic and lively reputation, while retaining a safe community character. 1 in 4 of its inhabitants are students and with over half its population under 35, Groningen is the youngest city in the Netherlands and completely catered to the student way of life. 

Enjoy the many delights of Groningen by bike

The University of Groningen has a rich academic tradition dating back to 1614. Research and teaching at the University of Groningen are internationally oriented. Students from every continent can prepare themselves in Groningen for their international career paths. Researchers operating within an extensive network of cooperation contacts work at the forefront of knowledge, affirming the University’s worldwide reputation. 


82 ARWU (Shanghai Ranking)

83 New York Times Employability Ranking

90 QS World University Ranking

98 US News Global Universities Ranking

117 Times Higher Education Ranking

One of the historical University buildings 



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