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    Hello!

    I am a first year science student from South Africa studying a B.Sc at the University of Cape Town. I am interested in studying Medicine at the University of Groningen but do not fully understand the entry requirements.
    I have Dutch citizenship due to my Dutch mother but I assume I would still be treated as an international student since I studied through the South African school system. The Groningen University site says that to be eligible for the degree I need to be eligible for the medical degree course in my own country. If I qualify would I have a good chance of being accepted?
    And how do the decentralized selection tests work for international students? I would not be able to fly to Holland from South Africa for one test day.

    Thank you for any help/advice
    Elsa
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    Hello!

    I am a first year science student from South Africa studying a B.Sc at the University of Cape Town. I am interested in studying Medicine at the University of Groningen but do not fully understand the entry requirements.
    I have Dutch citizenship due to my Dutch mother but I assume I would still be treated as an international student since I studied through the South African school system. The Groningen University site says that to be eligible for the degree I need to be eligible for the medical degree course in my own country. If I qualify would I have a good chance of being accepted?
    And how do the decentralized selection tests work for international students? I would not be able to fly to Holland from South Africa for one test day.

    Thank you for any help/advice
    Elsa
    Hi Elsa,

    I just responded to your enquiry via email but to confirm:

    - I believe you would be eligible for entry with a BSc from the University of Cape Town - it will of course depend on the subject area and your secondary education.
    - You can apply with your Dutch nationality however the admissions office will assess you as an international student if you have an international diploma
    - You would need to come to Groningen for the testing day

    I mentioned an alternative route which is Liberal Arts and Sciences where you can major in Health and Life Sciences - this is not designed for those who want to become a doctor but for those who are interested in working in the medical field.

    I hope this is useful
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    Hi I am also interested in studying Medicine at the University of Groningen .
    I have Dutch citizenship too due to my Dutch father but I assume I would still be treated as an international student since I studied through the Greek school system. I wonder whether I have a good chance of being accepted (with a high school average grade of 17/20).
    What is your experience? How about the Liberal Arts and Sciences that is mentioned above?

    Thank you!!
 
 
 
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