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FIRST-YEAR STUDENT OF ASTRONOMY
I wanted to know more
‘Astronomy has a lot in common with physics, which is another field I’m interested in. After I went to an introductory lecture on cosmology I wanted to know more. What I like about Astronomy is that we look beyond our own planet. I’m not really a hard science type, but I decided to just go for it. I enjoy a challenge, and a full timetable helps against procrastination. I also like that the lectures are given in English. Groningen is a great city where you soon feel at home. I like living in student accommodation: I can do what I want and do things on the spur of the moment, like going to the study association for drinks!’
FACTS AND FIGURES
29,748 students at the University of Groningen, including
5,429 first-years (Bachelor)
123 students of Astronomy, including
Up to 18–24 contact hours a week in the first year of Astronomy
You must earn at least 45 of the 60 ECTS credit points in the first year.
See also the quick-facts leaflet ‘Studie in cijfers’ on our website
Gifted and exceptionally motivated students are given the opportunity to make the most of their talents in the University of Groningen Honours College. If you complete this challenging programme you will earn an additional Honours degree. You will follow special Honours workshops and course units that deepen your knowledge alongside your usual Bachelor’s degree course units.
Collaboration with other institutes
The high level of our degree programme is in part thanks to our state-of-the-art astronomical instruments. We work closely with various organizations, such as SRON (Netherlands Institute for Space Research), which develops high-tech instruments for satellites. We are also part of NOVA (Netherlands Research School for Astronomy), a leading research school in the Netherlands, and we are located close to the laboratories and radio telescopes of ASTRON (Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy).
Astronomy in Groningen has been rated repeatedly as a top programme within the Netherlands (Keuzegids, Elsevier). You will follow lectures given by leading astronomers of the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute. Their research focuses on galaxies and their evolution, the large-scale structure of the universe, the formation of stars and planets, interstellar matter, and astronomical instrumentation. The University of Groningen is among the world’s frontrunners in astronomy, as is Dutch astronomy research in general – Dutch astronomers can be found in many of the world’s leading universities.
Artistieke impressie van donkere materie boven Groningen
Kapteyn, the true father of Dutch astronomy
Hoe ver kunnen we terugkijken in de tijd?
first-year student of Astronomy
FACTS AND FIGURES
Astronomy (Sterrenkunde in Dutch) in Groningen is a small-scale programme where you will quickly get to know the staff and your fellow students. The astronomy institute is known for its strong sense of solidarity. This international Bachelor’s programme is taught in English and is the ideal stepping stone to the international world of astronomy.
COLLABORATION WITH OTHER INSTITUTES
The degree programme