Study advisor / Staff member International Office (2.0 FTE)


Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid


University of Groningen

The Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen is a modern, internationally oriented institution, which builds on a longstanding tradition of almost four centuries. The Faculty continues to innovate its education constantly to be able to train broadly oriented and skilled lawyers. Its research is for a large part transcending areas of law and multidisciplinary. The Faculty has the ambition to measure itself with the best law universities in Europe. It offers several (inter)national bachelor and master programmes and with 5000 students and almost 500 staff members, the Faculty forms a vibrant community.

The Office for Student Affairs
The Office for Student Affairs (OSA/’DOS’) is responsible for supporting students, but also to organise the education and prepares policy to support this organisation. OSA has about 40 colleagues who:

- ensure that all education is properly planned and scheduled in our (prospective) students, both national and international, are informed and supported properly
- the exam results and degree certificates are processed properly
- our quality assurance is properly organised.

Job description

Do you want to inform, advise and support international students when it comes to study choices, study planning, study progress and (im)possibilities? Will you be an important link in the development, the well-being and the satisfaction of our future lawyers? The International Office of the Faculty of Law is looking for a study adviser.

The team International Office is looking for a (temporary) study adviser for the English-taught programmes.

The job
As a study adviser, you are thé point of contact for students during their programme. You support and advise them. You proactively take care of activities which contribute to student well-being and satisfaction. In addition, you will process several applications for these students, e.g. exam facilities and exemptions. You improve the study life of our students and make it more enjoyable, so they can develop into lawyers in a pleasant and easy way.

Study advice and information:

- be available to give current students advice on all topics they can come across during their studies
- answer questions and provide advice on all topics students can come across during their studies by email and in onsite or online office hours
- coordinate and execute all tasks related to Binding Study Advice for the first year bachelor students
- give information to prospective students, mainly through email.

Administrative duties:

- provide students with the necessary documentation and transcripts of studies
- handle the process of producing degree certificates
- organise social events (e.g. excursions, graduation ceremonies) together with the secretary of the International Office.


Besides basic competences as empathy, verbal communication, integrity and result orientation, we are looking for candidates with the following qualities:

- a fully completed Bachelor’s degree, minimum level University of Applied Science (hbo), strong preference for a law degree
- flexible availability
- demonstrable knowledge of both English and Dutch at CEFR C1-level
- ability to work independently as well as in a team
- ample experience in similar positions
- experience in working with databases.

You will also support the Admissions Board for the English-taught programmes with regard to applications of students who have a Dutch diploma.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 12 months.

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

- a minimum salary of € 2,979 and a maximum salary of € 4,093 (salary scale 9) gross a month on a full-time basis in accordance with your education and experience
- a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% year-end bonus
- an initial period of 1 year with a possibility for extension.

Job Application

You may apply for this position until 3 July 11:59pm / before 4 July 2022 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

Your letter of application and CV should be written in English. The interviews will be in Dutch and in English.

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage:[…]/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP):

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Kirsten Wolkotte, Coördinator International Office
+ 31 50 3635243

In your application, please always include the job opening ID T048222E

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