First year student information

Welcome to VIP!

Great to know you will be studying Psychology at the University of Groningen! Welcome to VIP, the study association for Psychology students in Groningen! You can find all kind of information you here, such as who we are, what we do, and some practical information about the sign-up for the Psychology program and about the first year in general. We are looking forward to seeing you soon! You can sign up to become a member here.

Click here for our information guide!

Who are we?

VIP is the Study Association for Psychology students at the University of Groningen and with approximately 1820 students the largest study association in Groningen! Study associations like they exist in the Netherlands are a unique concept and can in such a form hardly be found in other countries. Study associations begin where the study program stops, our activities can be seen as an extension to the regular study program introducing you deeper into the work field of Psychology through lectures, conferences, workshops and in-house days. Also, Psychology students can come to us for all kinds of handy information and you are always welcome at our office for a chat, drink or both! And don't forget to check out our amazing parties, social drinks and other fun activities such as our first-year-activities or the legendary hitchhiking contest!

What do we offer?

The goal of VIP is to offer support to students regarding their studies, and to give you the opportunity to get to know your fellow students. Being a member of VIP has quite some advantages: 
If you’re a VIP member, you’ll get at discount up to 20% on your study books, which you can order via our VIP-site. You can pick them up at the faculty, or have them delivered to your home. It’s also possible to get a discount on tutoring courses and summaries!

Throughout the year, VIP organizes study related activities, which complement your studies and will help you to prepare for your career as a psychologist.
Besides study related activities, and the career preparatory side of the association, VIP is also the ideal way to meet new people and make friends. VIP organizes all kinds of social activities, such as the monthly VIP-drinks and the (in)famous VIP-parties.

You can also choose to be an active member of VIP. Apply for a spot in a committee, year representation or structure! Get more information about this by clicking on 'become active'. 

Where can you find us?

Every working day between 11:00 and 15:00 there will be a board member present at the VIP-room: Hv.0402 on the fourth floor of the Heymans building (Grote Kruisstraat 2/1). You are more than welcome to come by if you have a question, or if you would just like to have a cup of coffee and/or a chat. You can call us at 050-363 63 23, and our email address is


From Monday, 26 August, until Wednesday, 28 August 2019, the Diesweek will take place. From Monday until Wednesday, we celebrate the birthday of VIP. This is the ultimate way for first-year Psychology students to get to know the study, other students (both first-year students, as well as students from other years), the city Groningen, and, of course, the study association VIP. During this week first-year students will get a group with first years and diesleaders (students from other years) who will guide you in this week. The week will be full of activities, such as parties, a pub crawl, a BBQ and games.

You can now sign up for the Diesweek here!

Introduction Camp

From Friday, 30 August, until Sunday, 1 September, 2019 VIP sets of to Ameland for the Introduction Camp!

Once we're there, an amazing weekend full of fun, parties and all kinds of activities starts. This will be your chance to meet other first-year students and your friends for the coming years! The focus of the introduction camp is to get to know one another, and to have a lot of fun!

So don’t miss out and join us for the introduction weekend! You can now sign up for the Introduction Camp here!


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