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Political Science Exchange at the University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Courses Offered: Click here to view
Restrictions: UCF applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 02/24/2018 ** Rolling Admission 08/27/2018 12/18/2018
NOTE: **Estimated Start and End Dates
Spring 2019 08/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/28/2019 07/12/2019
NOTE: **Estimated Start and End Dates

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified via email upon acceptance into this program.
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Political Science
Language of Instruction:
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Visa Required: Yes
Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 12 Academic Level: Undergraduate
Program Type: Reciprocal Student Exchange
Program Description:
Groningen Netherlands

The UCF College of Sciences student exchange at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands is designed to expose UCF students to professional and academic practices outside of the US. In addition, participants in this exchange are expected to develop skills to adapt to a different academic and geographical environment. The University of Groningen was founded in 1641 and provides high quality education and research in a broad range of disciplines, is internationally oriented, works actively with business partners, public institutions and the government, as well as, ranks among the best universities in Europe.

Groningen is a historically rich city with a thriving cultural scene. It is an important urban center for music, arts, education, and business. Groningen is known for its large university student population and being accessible by bicycle. 

Minimum Requirements:
  • GPA: 3.5 Cumulative
  • Must be in good standing (academic, conduct and financial) with UCF
  • Must be registered full time while participating in the exchange
  • Must be a junior or senior at the time of exchange
  • Successfully completed POS 3703, Scope and Methods of Political Science
  • Must have at least one semester left to graduate, upon returning from your semester abroad
Program Contact:

Nicholas Schenk, Department of Political Science

Application Process:

You can apply online for this program. The application includes the submittal of a brief essay (500 words) that clearly describes your academic and personal goals, as well as how this program would further them. We recommend you work on your essay outside the application environment and then paste it on the appropriate field.

Selected participants must meet with their Academic Advisor to discuss and register for the appropriate coursework. Coursework completed through the program may count as equivalent UCF course credit and/or as restricted or general elective credit.

All applications will be reviewed by the Political Science Department and selected applicants will be notified of how to follow up. Assessment of the applications will be based on the academic qualifications of the applicant, as well as fit with the courses that the applicant has taken. UCF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation and/or veteran status.

Academic Dates based on fall 2015:  August 31 - January 29, 2017.  The exam period is January 11 - January 29, 2017.  Exams dates are fixed and students must be present.    

Additional Information:

Groningen Mobility Office
University of Groningen website
Country Specific Information
Discover Groningen
International Student Guide to Groningen Web Series
Groningen Prospective Student Facebook
IIE: A Student Guide to Study Abroad
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