How can you drive a car with a computer? How does a computer recognize speech or emotions? How can software and devices be aligned with the way humans think? In the Bachelor’s degree programme in Artificial Intelligence, you will study intelligence and develop ‘intelligent’ and user-friendly products.

Artificial Intelligence draws on knowledge from various disciplines, such as cognitive psychology, linguistics, computing science, logic and philosophy. Combining this knowledge often leads to new discoveries!

The degree programme for people with an enquiring mind and wide-ranging interests This degree programme focuses on human thinking, artificial thinking (computers, robots) and behaviour in social systems (e.g. group behaviour). You will study the underlying processes in order to predict or simulate behaviour.

Translating knowledge into practical applications

There are many applications in which intelligence and usable technology are indispensable, in ticket machines for example. This degree programme, therefore, has a strong practical orientation.

Is Artificial Intelligence for you?

Artificial Intelligence is for you if ...

... you have wide-ranging interests
... you are interested in philosophy and psychology
... you like to think in a logical way
... you can think in an abstract way

Why study AI in Groningen?

There are many reasons for choosing to study artificial intelligence at Groningen. Naturally, Groningen is a really friendly student city. The University was founded in 1614. But there are other reasons for choosing to study here. Namely ... For the fourth consecutive year, the University’s Bachelor degree programme in Artificial Intelligence has been rated as the best AI programme by the Keuzegids, an independent study guide for the Netherlands. Students voted Groningen top (again) in almost every specific category (Facilities, Teaching, Lecturers, Assessment and Organization & Communication).

A broad basis

The wide-ranging subjects you study in the three-year Bachelor’s programme are designed to provide all-around training. At the end of Year 3, you choose a Master’s programme. Groningen offers two Master’s programmes in this discipline: Artificial Intelligence and Human-Machine Communication. You complete your studies with a final-year research project in a company or research group.

Unique specializations

We have a unique position in research into sound analysis and handwriting recognition. This also applies to the physiological side of brain research and biophysics.

A team with a great deal of experience and passion

Everyone in the Artificial Intelligence team at Groningen is passionate about the subject. This is evident from the level of commitment of the lecturers and other staff.

Admission Requirements

Language requirements

If you are a native English speaker or if you hold a Dutch VWO diploma, you are exempt from providing us with proof of your English language proficiency. If you need to provide proof, acceptable test scores are:

  • TOEFL IBT score of 92
  • TOEFL CBT score of 237
  • TOEFL PBT score of 580
  • IELTS score of 6.5
  • CAE or CPE certificate.

If you have taken or plan to take an English language test that is not listed here, please contact us for more information.

Previous education

You will need a secondary education with qualifications for entrance to an undergraduate programme at a university. This includes:

  • UK - 3 A Levels
  • Germany - Abitur
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma - 24 points or higher.

If you want to know if your diploma is accepted, please contact us or look on our website.

Additional requirements

Your diploma will need to include a course in Mathematics

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.

Application deadlines (course starts September 1, 2019)

  • EU/EEA students: May 1, 2019
  • Non-EU/EEA students: May 1, 2019

Tuition fees

  • EU/EEA students: € 2083
  • non-EU/EEA students: € 12500
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