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What are the effects of climate change on marine life? What causes a disease like cancer and how can you prevent or cure it? What happens in the brain while you are asleep?

The field of Biology is concerned with how plants, animals and humans are made up and how they function. The difference with biology at secondary school is that this degree programme involves more exact science: you will study more mathematics, physics and chemistry. Scientists are expanding their horizons more and more. As a biologist, you will increasingly work together with scientists of other disciplines. This interaction will provide you with useful knowledge.

Choose the Major that suits you best!

Many universities offer degree programmes in Biology. The big advantage of studying in Groningen is that you can choose the exact specialization that suits you best. After the broad-based first semester, which comprises course units that cover virtually all aspects of biology, you will choose a specialization that you are interested in, for example Ecology and Evolution or Biomedical Sciences.

The second year is when you make your definitive choice of Major. You can choose from the following five Majors:

  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Molecular Life Sciences
  • Behaviour and Neurosciences
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Integrative Biology




Bachelor of Science


3 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 19,300

€ 13,100


Application requirements

All other profiles and their equivalents must be supplemented by Mathematics A or B, Physics, Chemistry and Biology

Language proficiency certificate for English (except for applicants with a Dutch pre-university education (VWO) as well as the exemptions listed on the language exemptions webpage). More info:

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 19,300
€ 13,100
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 May '24 1 May '24
1 Sep '25 1 May '25 1 May '25
1 Sep '26 1 May '26 1 May '26


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9712 GL Groningen
050 363 9011

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