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University of Groningen

  • University of Groningen
  • University of Groningen
  • University of Groningen
  • University of Groningen
  • University of Groningen
  • University of Groningen
  • University of Groningen
  • University of Groningen
  • University of Groningen
  • University of Groningen
University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is an internationally oriented university with a rich academic tradition. Since the establishment in 1614, the university has brought forward striving academics, like the first female student, the first Dutch astronaut and various Nobel prize winners. Geographically, the University is rooted in the Northern part of the Netherlands, a region very close to its heart. We connect education and research with sustainable and economic processes within society. This comes together in our three spearheads: Energy, Healthy Aging and Sustainable Society. Students who are interested in studying spatial science are encouraged to choose this university.

Program:Student Exchange

1 Semester

Minimum GPA:
Tuition fee:


Minimum IELTS:
6.5 overall, no band under 5.5

Living cost:
EUR 745 – 1183

Deadline nomination:
1 April (Fall Semester)
1 October (Spring Semester)

September (Fall Semester)
February (Spring Semester)

EUR 4799 (collected upfront, reimburse on arrival)


Entry Requirements:
  • Enrolled as an active student at the IUP in PPM
  • Completed at least 4 semesters of study at the IUP in PPM
  • Meet the requirements for minimum GPA dan IELTS
  • Pass the internal selection at the department

Required Documents:

Internal SelectionApplication in University of Groningen
Application formSigned Academic Transcript
Curriculum VitaeIELTS Certificate
IELTS CertificateScanned Valid Passport
Academic TranscriptCourse Interest
Tuition & Living Cost:


Netherlands Visa                  : EUR 207
Flight ticket (return)             : EUR 1183
Tuition fee                             : Waived by host university
Aon student insurance        : EUR 368 or Students can use personal insurance as long as it can coverage you during your stay in the Netherlands
Living cost                             : EUR 745 – 1183

Accomodation           : EUR 350 – 650/ month
Meals                           : EUR 150 – 250/ month
Public Transport        : EUR 62 – 100/ month
Miscellaneous            : EUR 157/ month
Communication        : EUR 26/ month

Credit Transfer:
University of GroningenGradeIUP-PPMGrade
10outstanding10 – 8,1 = A4,00
9very good8,0 – 7,1 = A-3,75
8good7 – 6,5 = A/B3,50
7more than satisfactory6,4 – 6 = B+3,25
6satisfactory5,9 – 5,5 = B3,00
5almost satisfactory5,4 – 5 = B-2,75
4unsatisfactory4,9 – 4,5 = B/C2,50
3very unsatisfactory4,4 – 4 = C+2,25
2poor3,9 – 3,5 = C2,00 (Pass)
1very poor≤ 3,5 = C-1,75 (Fail)
Further information:

Course offered:

Link for syllabus: (

10 ECTS = 8 SKS at UGM (transferred to 2 courses) 5 ECTS = 4 SKS at UGM (transferred to 1 course) Students need to take maximum 30 ECTS

Fall Semester CourseSpring Semester Course
Spatial Problems and Spatial Policies (Compulsory for exchange student)Spatial Problems and Spatial Policies (Compulsory for exchange student)
Migration and DevelopmentPopulation Geographies
Physical GeographyGeography, Planning and the European Union
Reflecting on Human Geography and Spatial PlanningPhilosophy of Social Science, Human Geography and Planning
Power of DesignSpatial Design Atelier
Mobility and Infrastructure PlanningGovernance Dynamics
Urbanism and PlanningPlanning Dynamics
Population and DevelopmentSpatial Planning Group Project
Economic GeographyEnvironment and Planning
People, Place and CultureRural-Urban Relations
Urbanism Atelier 
Water and Planning 
Spatial Planning Group Project 
Real Estate Principles 
Geographies of the United States 
Healthy Aging