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Congratu ulationsonyyourconditio
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TheUnivversityofGrooningenislo
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Kindregards,
TheAdmmissionsTeam mUniversittyofGroninggen


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Confirmattionofparticcipation
Ifyouwishhtoacceptaaplaceinthe
eprogramtoowhichyouhavebeenco onditionally orprovisionally
admitted,youwillneeedtoreturnttheConfirmaationofPartticipationforrmbyemail((youwillfind dthis
formonth helastpageofthedocum mentwithyoouradmissio onletter).Therearenocoonsequencesshould
youhavettowithdrawyourapplica ationatalatterstage.
NonEU/EEEAstudents::pleasealsocarefullyreaadtheinform mationunderVisaontheenextpage.

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Formoreinformationonthecond ditionstoyouuradmission npleaseconssultthedecissionletteryo ouhave
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programw withoutfirsthavingprovidedproofoofhavingmetttheconditionsofadmisssion.
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Incaseofaprovisionaaladmission n
Toconclud deyouradmmissionsprocesswewillnneedtoreceivecertifiedcopiesofyooureducation nal
qualificationsonwhichyouhaveb beenadmitteed.Formore einformation nwhichdocuumentswew willneed
toreceiveepleaseconssultthedecissionletteryoouhaverece eiveddigitallyy.

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Yourdecissionletterstateswhichccertifieddocuumentstheaadmissionso officewillne edtoreceivee.Dutch
lawrequirresthatyourrfilecontainscertifiedcoopiesoftheqqualificationsonthebassisofwhichyyouhave
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ofadmissionforyou.Withoutthisadmissionstatement,yourregistrationcannootbecomple etedand
youwillthhereforenottbeabletosstartyoursttudiesatthe eUniversityo ofGroningenn.Itisthusvvery
importantttofollowthheinstruction nsonthene xtpage.

Ifyoucannotobtainth herequiredcertifieddip lomadocum mentsbeforethestartof yourstudyp program,


youcanallsosendusaacertifiedgraduationstaatementbyp postfromyourschool/in stitution.

Importanttnoteforstu udentswhow willgraduateeinthesumm merof2017butwillnotrreceivefinaldiploma


documenttsbefore15thhAugust201 17(e.g.Alevvel,Irishleavvingcertificatte,InternatioonalBaccalaaureate,
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Pleasenottethatwedo onotaccepttUCAS/exam mboardprinttoutsasgrad duationstateement.Yourr
graduationstatementmustincludethefollow wingdetails:
Yourfullnameandd dateofbirth
Theofficcialnameoftthequalificationyouhavveobtained
Thefinalexamcourssesandtheresults
Stampan ndsignatureeoftheschoo ol/institute
Ifapplicaabletheamo ountofcreditsoutoftheetotalmaxim malamounto ofcredits

Specialno oteforIBstuddents:pleaseemakesure youarrange ewithyourIB BschoolthatttheUniverssityof


Groningen nisauthorizeedtoviewyoourfinalIBr esultsassoo onaspossible.TheUniveersityofGron ningen
Institution ncodeis000 0603.Thiswa aywecanveerifyyourressultsonlinea andyouwillnnothavetosendin
certifiedccopiesofyou urdiplomaan ndtranscripttdocumentss.Alternative ely,youcanssendusacerrtified
statementtoffinalresu ults(issuedb
by,forexampple,yoursch hool)instead,seeabove.

!Definitio onofcertifieedcopies!

Acertified dcopyisacoopyofyouro originaldocu ment.Thisccopywillneedtobearannoriginalstamp,


signatureanddateplaacedbyanau uthorizedinsstitution/ind dividual(e.g.notaryorscchoolofficial).By
certifyingacopylikethis,theauth horizedinstittution/individ dualdeclaresthattheinfformationonthe
documenttiscorrectand/orcorresspondstotheeinformatio onontheorig ginaldocum ent(e.g.whenyou
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Becausethestamp,daateandsigna aturehavetoobeoriginal,thecertifie edcopycanoonlybesentbypost.


Adigitald documentcaanbydefinitionnotbearranoriginalstamp,date eandsignatuureasitwillbea
scanofth heaforementtioneditemssandisthuusnotsufficcient.Pleasecontactusiffyouhavedoubts
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Pleasesen ndtherequirreddocumen ntsto:

UniversityoofGroningenn
Departmen ntofEducatio on&Studen nts
AdmissionssOfficeNa meofyourB Bachelorprogram
Broerstraat t5
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TheUnivversityofGrooningenhasformedapaartnershipwithCHESICC(ChinaHigheerEducation nStudent
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Masteraapplicants:

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VerificationReportofChhinaSecondaaryEducation nQualificatio
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VerificationReportofChhinaSecondaaryEducation nStudentAccademicTrannscript
V
VerificationReportofChhinaHighSchhoolAcademmicProficienccyTest(Huikkao)
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VerificationReportofChhinaNationa lCollegeEnttranceExamination(Gaookao)

Ifyourequireassistaance,pleasecontactthe CHESSIChelpdeskviateelephoneoreemail:

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VisafornonEEEAstuden
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IfyouhavveanonEU//EEAnationality,youwill needtoobttainavisatoenterTheN
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longerthaan3months.Ifapplicable,theInternnationalServviceDesk(ISD
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permiton nyourbehalff,pleasedonotapplyfooravisa/residencepermityourself!

Afteryouhavereturneedyourconffirmationof participation nformtoyouradmissionnsofficerdiggitallythe
ISDwillseendyoudetailedinformationaboutt hevisaproceduresfromJuneonwarrds.Thevisaprocess
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possiblefo oryoutome eetthecond ditionsofad missionbefooreJune201 17because,,forexamplle,your
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dateyouwiillhavereceiivedspecificcinstructionsswithyourd decision
letter.Iftheaboveme entionedappliestoyou butyouhavvenotreceiv vedinstructiions,pleasecontact
yourAdm missionsOfficcerassoona aspossible.

CandidateesfromtheP PRofChina
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Accommo odation

LikemostDutchuniveersities,theU UniversityoffGroningenddoesnothavveacampus..Arranging
accommodationistheestudentsownresponsiibility.

SSH
Oneoftheeorganizatio onsinternationalstudenttsrefertoisSSH(Stichtin ngStudentennHuisvestingg:
OrganizationforStudeentAccommodation).Mooreinformattioncanbeffoundhere.

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easenotethhatreservingghousingfortheset10m
whilststilllhavingtofu nsofadmisssion(seedecisionletter)isthestudennt'sown
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responsibility.ReservinghousingfforSeptembeer2017willbepossibleffromMay1sst2017onwa ards.

Otherhou usingoptions
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WeelcomingC Ceremonyy

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justbeforeethestartofthesemestteronthe311stofAugust(NonEU/EEA A)and1stSeeptember(all
students)..Onthesedaaysyouwillrreceiveassisstancewithaarrangingyou
urresidencepermit,obtaining
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formoreinformation.Youwillreceiveaformaalinvitationttothewelcomingceremoonyinduetime.


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