Practical information


During this Summer School, you will be a guest of the University Medical Centre Groningen. Therefore, it is important to know the regulations of infection prevention. We would like to inform you shortly about the mandatory vaccinations and declarations required to participate the summer school.

An official tuberculosis free declaration is compulsory! At the last day of the summer school, this declaration may not be older than 6 months. If you have the enclosed form of tuberculosis, it has to be completed in the hospital at home, within 6 months prior to coming to the UMCG.

 The same applies for MRSA: your formal MRSA free declaration is required for entering the hospital. You have to be screened on MRSA with a recent throat and nose culture in your own hospital. The results of both throat and nose culture should not be older than 3 months. In case you have been hospitalized or had contact with a MRSA patient, after being screened negative for MRSA, during these three months, you have to be screened again. This means that you have to send us a new negative culture result before you can start.

 Because there are no activities with direct patient contacts, there are no hepatitis B requirements. Nevertheless it is advised to be voluntarily hepatitis B vaccinated.

The most important thing: be on time. Once admitted to our summer school, you will get more detailed information and subsequently, you will have to send your declarations to us before coming to Groningen. You must know that without the official declarations mentioned above, the procedure must be done in the UMCG at your expense and with a delay in entrance permission, so you will be excluded from the activities taking place in the hospital during the first days.


In some cases, depending on your nationality, you will need to apply for the so called Schengen visa (short stay visa). You can use the government website to check out if you need a visa. Please note that you can only apply for a visa after you have been admitted. If needed, our Summer School coordinator can provide a ‘Letter of Invitation’.


The insurance is not included in the fee. Information on possibilities of insurances that we will provide to you will follow.

Cancellation Procedure

If you decide to cancel the participation to Summer School Oncology, the next points will be applicable:

Cancellation before May the 1st (in the year of participation):

The restitution will be 75% of the fee. 25% of the fee has already been used for the preparation of the summer and will not be returned.

Cancellation between May the 1st and June the 1st:

The restitution will be 50% of the fee.

Cancellation after June the 1st:

Restitution is excluded. No money will be returned.


You don’t have to arrange a place to sleep yourself. We will sleep with all our participants at the same accommodation. This year we will have accommodation in the recently built Student Hotel located a couple of meters from the hospital and only minutes away from the city centre. For more information:


We use Moodle as an online learning environment during the Summer School. Once you are admitted you will get an account for our page. You can already get a preview.