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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the requirements to apply for a summer school?
The University of Groningen is a research university. This means that our summer school is research-driven and is targeting advanced bachelor students or (post) graduate students. Also, our summer school is taught in English, so you need a good command of academic English. You will need to provide a CV and a motivation letter. For more specific information, please take a look at the page: Application procedure. For further questions, you can contact our secretary by email, see contact & application.

Is this summer school program also available for non-medical students?
Yes, one of the aims of the course is to teach a multidisciplinary approach to healthy ageing and movement(disorders). Therefore, apart from medical students, participants with a background in biomedical sciences, biomedical technology, movement sciences, physical therapy or any related study field are encouraged to register.

Do I need a certificate for my English language skills?
No, this is not necessary, although it is essential that you can understand academic English and that you can freely express yourself during group interactions.

When do we receive the results of our application?
The deadline for application is June 1st, 2024. Participants will be notified that their application has been received within one week. The earlier you send us your application the sooner you will be notified of our decision, see application procedure.

Do I need a visa?
For most people, it is not necessary to obtain a short-stay visa (up to 90 days) beforehand. In some cases, depending on your nationality, you will need to apply for a so-called Schengen visa (short-stay visa). Check out the list of countries to see if you need a visa and find out more on how to apply for a Schengen Visa on the Dutch government’s website. Please note that you can only apply for a visa after you have been admitted. If needed, our Summer School coordinator can provide an invitation letter.

Is housing arranged for me?
Housing, breakfast, lunch and dinner are all arranged for you.

Will there be a refund if I have to cancel my application?

When a participant in the end does not participate in the summer school, the following procedure becomes operative:

- Annulation before May 1st: The committee refunds the participant 75% of the fee, minus any booking expenses. The committee keeps 25% of the paid fee for costs already made.

- Annulation between May 1st - June 1st: 50% refund.

- Annulation after June 14th: No refund is made.  

Do I have to prepare for the Summer School?
Yes, you need to read articles about the sessions that will take place during the summer school. These articles will be provided by our secretary. You will receive them approximately four weeks in advance.

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