BSc in Biology

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BSc in Biology

University of Groningen
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    1st year fees
  • 180
  • Campus
  • Bachelor
  • 3 years


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.

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 or Biomedical Life Sciences.

Admission Requirements

Candidates are also expected to be available for the online selection test. This test is part of the selection procedure, and, along with their portfolio, will form the documentation for the ranking in the selection procedure. 

Proficiency in English is an admission requirement for all English-taught degree programmes.

Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

This is merely an indication of required background knowledge. The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the bachelor programme for which you applied.

Courses Units

You need to complete 180 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at!why

More Information

  • The degree programme all offer a wide choice of specializations that you can major in. During the first semester you will follow a broad based programme, after which you can make your definitive choice.
  • The biomedical degree programmes have close ties with the University Medical Center Groningen. If you choose one of these programmes, you will spend a lot of time at the UMCG, for practicals, among things.
  • Groningen also offers a unique master degree programme in Marine Biology.

Career Opportunities

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