2012 – 2013
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the bachelor programme. There are separate
brochures providing details about the master
programmes. Visit www.rug.nl/masters
International Relations and
International Organization in
1 Increasing globalization
1 Interdisciplinary programme
2 About Groningen...
The content of the degree
4 The Dutch education system
4 Propaedeutic phase
5 Post-propaedeutic phase
8 Master’s phase
9 Study abroad
10 Introduction and student
10 Study supervision
12 Another way to do it...
14 Tuition fees
Information and enrolment
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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION IN GRONINGEN
Ice caps melting, the expansion of the European Union, international
terrorism: the issues in an increasingly globalized world call out for
students International Relations and International Organization.
Global warming and climate change, Russia and the Ukraine fighting the world to live and work together more and more. At the same time,
over gas deliveries, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Every day the news many issues such as pollution, international terrorism or international
is filled with issues that may seem far away, but have a major impact trade cannot be dealt with by a single country on its own. These develop-
right on your doorstep. Because of high-paced globalization, such ments have made the need for international cooperation and workable
international events will only increase in importance and frequency agreements much more urgent. As a student of IRIO, you will help to fill
in the near future – and it’s up to students of International this demand. IRIO students can end up working for a diplomatic service,
Relations and International Organization (IRIO; official name in as a lobbyist at the European Parliament or for an international non-
Dutch: Internationale betrekkingen en internationale organisatie) governmental organization (NGO) such as Amnesty International.
to deal with them!
As an IRIO student you will study these problems and learn all about During the three years of the Bachelor’s degree programme you will
the efforts that are being made in the search for solutions. This develop keen analytic skills with which to interpret and research
unique interdisciplinary programme is only offered at the University developments in the field of international relations. You will become
of Groningen and provides students with a solid yet broad background familiar with international relations from the perspectives of politics,
in political history, law and economics. If you closely monitor the law and economics. You will learn to understand at an academic level
news on international events, have a lively interest in these academic the interests of international actors, such as governments or the United
disciplines and want to learn a foreign language, IRIO may very well be Nations, and will train your abilities to present your knowledge both in
the right Bachelor’s degree for you. writing and verbally.
Increasing globalization The IRIO Bachelor’s degree is a challenging programme with a strong
Only a few decades ago, seeing someone with another skin colour theoretical component, at the same time offering plenty of room for
than your own was remarkable. The increasing ease of travel, European specialization and practical experience, using simulations, case studies
integration, but also hunger and war have caused people from all over and specialization seminars. Because of its two decades of experience,
STRONG POINTS OF IRIO
As an IRIO graduate you will have acquired analytical skills and be able
to discern the different interests at play in international issues. You
can approach a problem from different perspectives and know how to
present your research on paper and in person. You have both theoretical
and practical knowledge of the field and have specialized in an area you
find particularly interesting. You are ready to take on a new era of inter-
The Faculty building national challenges!
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION IN GRONINGEN
the programme enjoys the support and expertise provided by many www
specialized professors. Groningen thus offers a unique opportunity for › www.rug.nl/let/ibio (programme’s website)
students to follow their passion for international relations. › www.teimun.org (website of Model United Nations conference)
› www.rug.nl/honours (Honours College)
We can be brief about student life in Groningen. Groningen is known
as a fun, energetic student city. Big and interesting enough to have an
excellent time, small and pleasant enough to feel at home. Approximately
one in six inhabitants of Groningen is a student! The nightlife, cultural,
athletic and recreational facilities are all great, as you will soon discover.
Multinationals and globalization
Is this the programme for you? To study IRIO you need to have a broad interest in international news and the different perspectives on
international issues, as well as a critical personality – you ask questions until you have all the answers. Also, independence and flexibility are assets useful in
dealing with the curriculum and with people in general – that’s diplomacy!
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION IN GRONINGEN
Felix Neugebauer (22)
first year student in International Relations and International Organization
‘Before I came to Groningen, I studied cello at the Freiburg conservatory for two years.
I also took several courses at university, such as War and Peace Studies, and Political
Science. These got me thinking about changing my degree programme. Because
International Relations is almost exclusively a Master’s programme in Germany,
I decided to enrol here. So far, it’s been great!
The biggest difference with school is the amount of freedom. There are a number of
Very compulsory tutorials, but you have to read and study a lot by yourself. That’s why we
sometimes meet after a difficult lecture to discuss the literature. Another difference is
the contact with professors, which is more formal in Germany. Here, all my lecturers
and professors have been very accessible and supportive of my plans.
supportive A final thing I noticed is the catering. The food at the university here is good, but more
expensive than in Germany. You can’t get a full meal for three euro’s, which is why
I usually bring my own lunch and have dinner at home.’
29,149 students altogether
5,604 Bachelor’s students in IRIO
5,971 first year students EXCELLENCE ALLOWED!
altogether The University of Groningen wants
240 first year students in IRIO its programmes to be interesting
3,100 international students from and valuable for every student.
outside the Netherlands That’s why intelligent and
5,500 employees motivated students have the
571 professors opportunity to use their talents
54 Bachelor’s programmes to the fullest. The University has
116 Master’s programmes an Honours College, in which
9 faculties excellent students can follow an
400,000 square meters of facilities expanded Bachelor’s or Master’s
603 million euro annual budget programme.
THE CONTENT OF THE DEGREE PROGRAMME
The IRIO Bachelor’s degree programme takes three years. After that,
you can choose to enrol in a more specialized one or two-year Master’s
The Dutch education system ECTS are earned by passing an exam, but completed assignments may
Every academic year is divided into two semesters. The first semester also form a part of the mark. One ECTS represents 28 hours of work
runs from September until February, the second one from February (attending lectures, doing assignments, studying independently). The
until July. Exams are scheduled half-way through and at the end of every regular annual programme consists of 60 ECTS. To graduate you need
semester. Besides the lectures, in which students mainly listen to a to earn all the required ECTS credit points.
lecturer, you also take tutorials in small groups. In these tutorials the
emphasis is more on assignments, on actively processing the subject Propaedeutic phase
matter and on the practical side of IRIO. There is a computer room where IRIO is a broad, interdisciplinary programme which draws from three
you can work on your assignments, alone or with fellow students. Later distinct academic disciplines. The first academic year, also referred to as
on in the programme, you will apply the acquired knowledge more often propaedeutic year or simply ‘P’, provides you with a basic background in
and present your own results in writing and orally. all three disciplines that form a part of the programme, as well as with
basic knowledge of the language of your choice. You will receive an
A university Bachelor’s programme has a workload of 180 ECTS credit introduction to international political history, law and economics,
points. The more ECTS are assigned to a subject, the larger the workload. becoming familiar with the different approaches these three fields
You may for example earn five ECTS for one subject, ten for another. have to IRIO.
How do you view the world?
Is war a phenomenon inherent to international relations, or can it be prevented by working
together more closely? Where does the large gap in wealth between North and South come from?
Broad questions such as the above do not have easy or uniform answers. However, in the Theory of
International Relations module, these and other crucial matters are addressed, looking at the several
theoretical schools and approaches that exist within IRIO. You will learn to analyse complex issues
within a large theoretical framework, be it the power politics of realism or a liberalist approach
focusing on economic cooperation.
THE CONTENT OF THE DEGREE PROGRAMME
For example, in the Introduction to International and European Law assignments, you will improve your skills in reading, writing, speaking
module you will learn the basics of how and where to find answers and understanding one of the four languages, laying the basis to expand
to legal questions such as: ‘Who has the right to punish a Somali this knowledge later on in the Bachelor’s programme. You will also
pirate attacking a ship in international waters? In the International receive training in basic academic researching, writing and presentation
Organization module you will, for example, learn all about the vision of in the Skills module. In the tutorials you will learn how to choose a
the founders of the United Nations and the problems they have faced subject and formulate a related academic research question. The
throughout the years. And in Introduction to Economics you will learn treatment and judgement of academic and primary source material is
how to think from an economic perspective, which is essential in IRIO. It another skill you will acquire. You will be shown around the libraries and
is impossible to understand issues such as the Latin American debt crisis trained in how to find relevant literature and sources in the vast amount
without knowing the basic laws of economics. With a solid foundation of information available. Don’t worry if the endless sea of books is a little
in each of the three disciplines, however, you will start to see the daunting: after the training you will feel like a fish in academic water.
connections between them in IRIO. The famous question cui bono, which And at the end of the module, you will actually have researched, written
is Latin for ‘To whose benefit?’ will teach you to look for hidden interests and presented your first academic research paper!
in current and past events. Lecture by lecture, you will start to under-
stand more and more of how these interests of companies, nation- At the end of the first year you will be issued with a binding study advice:
states and organizations relate to each other and influence reality in if you have not yet earned forty of the sixty ECTS credit points, you will
the present and past. That way, you will start to see that the Marshall have to stop your studies. You must also complete the first-year
Plan, by which the United States helped rebuild Europe after the Second programme within two years.
World War, may also have served to secure markets for American exports.
The language module is another important part of the first year: Post-propaedeutic phase
you can choose English, French, German or Spanish (and in exceptional After your first year, you will continue to expand your knowledge of
cases even another modern language). Through a series of seminars and the different elements of IRIO. The theoretical aspect of the field is
The War on Terror
What are the consequences of the 9/11 attacks on the international climate? How can states pursue
their interests without exposing themselves to foreign terrorists, who – seen from another perspective
– might also be considered freedom fighters? The core module on International Security focuses on
the history of studies in international security and all its accompanying facets. Among other things,
you will debate the developments in global and regional security institutions, notably the UN, NATO
and the EU’s Security and Defence Policy, within a small group of students. If you choose this module,
you will also write, present and defend your Bachelor’s thesis on a related subject!
have my interest
Lilian Hoogenboom (23) Bachelor’s student in International Relations and International Organization
‘I have always had a broad, international interest. In school I was involved in a debating group and took five language subjects.
When I had to choose a Bachelor’s degree, it came down to either International Law or IRIO. Because IRIO is so diverse, with a
combination of language, law, politics and economics, I had high hopes for this programme.
Over the past few years, these hopes have become a reality. Although economics is not my favourite subject, the interdisciplinary
character of IRIO helps you find out exactly where your interests lie. For me, this was international politics. Specifically international
bargaining and negotiation have my interest, which is why I took a summer school on that subject at the London School of Economics
and Political Science last year. I also wrote my Bachelor’s thesis on this subject. The influence someone’s personality and cultural
background has in international negotiations is really fascinating. After my Bachelor’s degree I would love to do either the two-year
Research Master in Groningen, or the Master’s programme on Peace and Conflict in Uppsala, Sweden. They have a great research
centre there as well. I think it’s brilliant that my IRIO Bachelor’s degree gives access to so many different Master’s programmes!’
› Lilian tells more in a video on www.rug.nl/video/ba-irio
THE CONTENT OF THE DEGREE PROGRAMME
thoroughly deepened with the challenging but extremely relevant
modules Theory of International Relations and Methodology in
International Relations. Simulating a UN debate
Your knowledge of the modern language you chose will be expanded
to include more grammar and vocabulary specifically relevant to IRIO.
In the simulation game that is part of the International Negotiation
module, you will learn how to negotiate in an international diplomatic
environment. Another important difference with the first year is the
degree of freedom and specialization you are given. Whereas in the first
year all modules are fixed, in the second and third year you have a lot
more freedom to pick your favourite subjects and to specialize in a
certain field. You will choose a core module that will form the core part
of your third year and the basis of your Bachelor’s thesis. For example,
if you are interested in the way human rights relate to the process
of democratization, you can choose the core module Human Rights,
Democracy and Development. In this module you will debate, amongst
other things, whether human rights are universal or vary and differ
across different cultures. Do freedom and democracy have the same
intrinsic value to each person in the world – and if not, should they?
In the third year you will have a lot of freedom to choose your own
modules (30 ECTS). This offers many options to really dive into one
aspect of IRIO you may be especially interested in, for example Peace
and Security. In this specialization module you will learn more about the
theory of international conflicts, but also receive practical case studies
from military and developmental professionals, learning about their this possibility to enjoy a truly international experience at, for example,
personal field experience. If you are interested in conflict and develop- the University of Brussels, the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris
ment, the day-to-day dilemmas an army colonel on mission in – better known as ‘SciencesPo’ –, the Universidad de Salamanca or
Afghanistan encounters, will surely fascinate you! The freedom of even at the University of Sydney in Australia. This option gives you the
choice in the third year also allows for another option: you can spend a opportunity to apply your acquired knowledge of a foreign language
semester studying abroad. Every year, many students take advantage of directly, while experiencing a different culture.
BACHELOR’S PROGRAMME International Relations and International Organization
FIRST YEAR (propaedeutic phase) SECOND YEAR THIRD YEAR
History of International Relations IRIO modules such as Theory of IRIO modules such as Methodology in
IRIO Skills International Relations, Policy and International Relations, International
International Politics Governance Negotiation
International Organization Economics modules such as International Law modules such as International Law
Language Minor (English, French, German Trade Theory and Policy and International Core module, such as Human Rights
or Spanish) Monetary Relations and Democracy or China in International
Political Science Law modules such as European Law Politics
Introduction to Economics Language Minor continued Bachelor’s thesis
Introduction to European and Space for optional courses
THE CONTENT OF THE DEGREE PROGRAMME
After finishing your Bachelor’s degree, you may choose to enrol in ACCESSIBLE MASTER’S PROGRAMMES
the IRIO Master’s programme. Within the Master’s degree, there are (there may be additional application requirements)
four core areas in which you can specialize: International Security, › International Relations and International Organization
International Political Economy, European Integration and Global › Modern History and International Relations Research Master
Governance. In each of these areas you will follow advanced theoretical › Humanitarian Action (NOHA)
and research modules. You may also apply for a different Master’s degree › Journalism
in Groningen or elsewhere in the Netherlands, such as Journalism, NOHA › Euroculture
(humanitarian action), Euroculture or the Research Master in Modern
History and International Relations. And of course there is the option
to enrol in a Master’s degree at a foreign university, such as the London www
School of Economics. The broad background you have as an IRIO student › www.rug.nl/ocasys/let (overview of courses)
gives access to a wide variety of Master’s programmes. › www.rug.nl/let/masteribio
› mitworld.mit.edu/host/view/17 (lectures on international
relations from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
What’s the difficulty? Fair’s fair: IRIO is not an easy programme. You will really need a strong interest in international relations if you want
to start the programme. The different frames of mind which you will need in order to make sense of the international relations are complex and make IRIO
a challenging programme. As a student, a lot will be asked of you in terms of commitment and individual hard work. However, this also means that when
you do put in that hard work, it will surely pay off in a thorough understanding of the international world. So, if you’re looking for a challenge, IRIO is where
you’ll find it!
When you think about an IRIO master internship, an organization that probably springs to mind is
the United Nations. IRIO also has associations with the business world, which can offer great oppor-
tunities. A combination of the two is also possible; for example, in the United Nations Global Compact
(UNGC). This is a platform where companies are encouraged to develop socially responsible policies
and report on these in a transparent manner. As an intern for the UNGC, an IRIO-student assessed
reports from very diverse companies, ranging from large Western multinationals to small
entrepreneurs from third-world countries.
THE CONTENT OF THE DEGREE PROGRAMME
The University of Groningen wants to offer the opportunity have lectures by foreign visiting professors. Also, more and
to spend time studying abroad to as many students as more Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes are taught in
possible. The University cooperates with other universities English. When you choose to study IRIO, all your textbooks
all over the world and has numerous financial arrangements will be in English – except of course for the language Minor,
and scholarships available for students. To give you an idea of should you choose French, German or Spanish. The advantage
the numbers involved: each year about 1,000 students from of this is that you will have every opportunity to succeed
Groningen go abroad to study. They take courses or do an internationally. Many IRIO students spend a semester
internship or graduation assignment. But students are studying abroad to gain experience. This way, your degree
prepared for an international career in Groningen as well. offers great opportunities to expand your horizons. For
You will no doubt meet some of the approximately 3,000 example, you could study in France, Turkey, Spain or even
foreign students that come here every year and you might in Australia!
You will probably kick off your studies in Groningen with the KEI-week,
the annual introduction week for all students. After that, there is also a
Introduction and study association Study supervision
The study association for IRIO students is Clio. It has more than a If you have questions or doubts about your studies, IRIO has three study
thousand members and every year some 70 of them organize all kinds advisers: Renate Huttinga, Niels Kosterman and Dieneke Niks. They know
of activities, both academic and social. Every year there is an introduc- the details of different study programmes, Minors, possibilities for
tion camp, a conference where diplomats or other professionals lecture, studying abroad, planning your workload; in short, everything there is to
a career day which provides opportunities for networking, parties galore know about the IRIO programme. They can also help you find the right
and a study trip abroad. In short: everything you will need socially – and institutions and student desks for your problems. The study advisers are
to engage your interest in IRIO academically! In addition, Clio members impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially.
qualify for a ten to twenty percent discount on most textbooks and can
get free summaries of study material. The association also has its own
monthly magazine, Checks&Balances. www
› www.clio.nl (study association)
› http://checks.clio.nl (student association’s magazine)
› www.kamer.nl, www.kamerstart.nl (finding a room)
› www.groningenlife.nl (student life)
› www.keiweek.nl/en (general introduction week)
35,000 student residences
54 student sport associations
36 pizza shops
2,743 café terrace seats
94 employment agencies
65 driving schools
31 bicycle repair shops
3,345 student weblogs
1 Best City of the Netherlands
1 Most fun shop of teh
Netherlands (Italian shop Ariola)
A lot of freedom
to organize your
Dieuwertje Nelissen (22) Bachelor’s student in International Relations and International Organization
‘Politics, governance and policymaking, economics – I could never choose just one. In many Bachelor’s programmes I also thought the
international dimension was lacking. I always read the international pages of the newspaper first. So, the IRIO programme was really
perfect for me!
At school I was always a very active student, organizing lots of extracurricular activities. So, right from the beginning I jumped into the
busy student life here in Groningen. I joined a student society, a field hockey team and became active within the IRIO study association,
Clio. I really love the combination of social and study-related activities with students from different years that Clio has to offer.
Although all of these activities take time, I’ve always been able to combine it with my studies. For IRIO you have to do a large proportion
of the studying independently, so you have a lot of freedom to organize your own time. In fact, because I passed all my exams the first
two years, I chose to spend my third year as president of Clio. The excitement and sometimes stress of organizing lots of activities with
a group of students really taught me a lot – about both IRIO and myself!’
Because of the broad basis of IRIO, the possibilities for careers are very
diverse. Which Master’s programme and which Minors you choose can
be important for your career path.
The broad basis that IRIO provides, guarantees that a wide array of you could also work as a reporter, as a lobbyist for Amnesty International
careers is open to you. Depending on the modules, tutorials and Master’s or as a consultant for a large multinational such as ING, KPMG or Nestlé.
programme you choose, this broad horizon will become more clearly In short, there is no single career path for an IRIO graduate. It will be
defined – but there will always be multiple options for an IRIO graduate. up to you to invest your time in the modules and specializations which
So, it’s very important to choose the specializations and modules that motivate and enthuse you the most. If you do, you may very well see your
really appeal to your personal interests. Maybe you already have an idea dream job materialize – although fair warning is due: probably about
where your passion lies within the wider field of international relations, 75% of IRIO students see themselves as the next Ban Ki-Moon, so
but you are by no means an exception if this is something you still competition for that spot will be extra tough!
have to discover. The Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes offer all the
necessary options to find and explore your personal academic interests!
Although the options for your career are very diverse, they can be www
grouped into five more or less clear-cut sectors. Many IRIO graduates › www.clingendael.nl (Netherlands Institute of International Relations)
end up working in international organizations, international business, › www.bit.ly/diplomaticwork (Policy developer for Dutch Ministry of
non-profit organizations, in government or in the academic field. Within Foreign Affairs)
these sectors, your IRIO degree could land you a job as a policy advisor, › www.unjobs.org (Work opportunities for the United Nations)
management expert, public relations officer, diplomat or researcher, but › www.rug.nl/let/alumniclio (alumni committee of Clio)
Another way to do it ...
Toon van der Veer is currently Alienke Ramaker found a job as an
working as Internal Communications adviser for the Nederlandse Vereniging
Manager Western Europe for AB InBev, voor Marktwerking in Energie (VME), an
the largest beer brewery in the world. With industrial energy company association.
fifteen others, he is responsible for the She is responsible for coordinating the
communication strategy in the company that different positions and interests of the
brews Budweiser, Becks and Jupiler. Finding members of the association with regard
a common denominator in different Western to energy legislation. The combination of
European cultures and different ways of political science, economics and law that IRIO
communicating is one of the challenges of his offers is essential in her work. When trying to
job. The broad international background and get all the member companies to agree, the
the ability to think outside the box that IRIO negotiation skills IRIO teaches come in handy
provides are extremely valuable for this task. as well.
Leonie Meulman (25)
Discover Working graduate
‘At school I was already very interested in politics: I participated in the Model European
your Parliament and other debating events. After a year of studying business, I felt I needed
a broader perspective and challenge so I enrolled in IRIO. My interest in international
politics and economics fitted really well with this programme.
passion I would really encourage all IRIO students to expand their horizons, both within the
University’s walls and outside them. Internships, studying abroad, a second Master’s
degree and of course an active social life can really help you to discover your passion.
I spent a semester studying in Sydney, Australia, which was a wonderful experience.
At Clingendael I’m part of the International Energy Programme. We look at the
geopolitical aspects of oil and gas markets, energy and sustainable development,
and regulation of energy markets in the European Union. We also organize events for
companies, non-governmental organizations and the government, related to energy.
Working here has really opened a lot of doors for me!’
VWO HBO X
WITH A DUTCH VWO DIPLOMA WITH A DUTCH HBO DIPLOMA NO DUTCH VWO OR HBO DIPLOMA?
As a Dutch citizen, you may apply to IRIO As a Dutch citizen, you may also apply to There is also the option of the colloquium
with any VWO diploma. A good command IRIO with a HBO propaedeutic certificate. doctum, or university entrance examination.
of English is an additional requirement. A good command of English is an additional This is an alternative open to students who
Take notice that the programme has a requirement. Take notice that the are 21 years or older and do not meet the
numerus fixus. programme has a numerus fixus. aforementioned requirements. For more
information on the application and
admission procedures, visit the websites
Tuition fee and other costs
(about application and admission)
› www.rug.nl/insandouts (FAQs related to admission)
2 For IRIO the tuition fee depends on your personal situation.
Generally, if you are a citizen of an EEA country and live in the
Netherlands the fee will be around €1,713 a year. If not, it is around
€6,900. Check the website for details. In addition to the tuition fee,
you will approximately spend another €400 on books and other
study materials each year. In case you already have a Bachelor’s
degree of a Dutch university or Dutch HBO, you will be charged a
› www.rug.nl/hoezithet (practical information Dutch students) higher tuition fee. If you pay the statutory tuition fee and you take
› www.rug.studielink.nl (application Dutch students) too long to complete your degree, you will be fined 3,000 euro, on
› www.duo.nl (financial assistance Dutch students) top of the tuition fee.
Because of the large number of students interested in the programme,
IRIO has a fixed quota (numerus fixus). This means that if more than
240 apply, there will be a ballot. Therefore, it is necessary to apply before
15 May (for non-EEA students 15 April) via Studielink.
PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS FROM OUTSIDE
As an international student from the European Economic Area (EEA),
in principle you are eligible if you also qualify for university education
in your own country (for example a German Abitur or an International
INFORMATION AND ENROLMENT
Would you like to have more information about this programme or Student for a Day
others? We invite you to visit one of our information events. On Friday 25 november 2011 and Friday 6 april 2012 at
International Relations and International Organization
Information Day › For prospective students who have almost made up their minds
Friday, 4 November 2011; registering in time is compulsory › Intensive programme at one degree programme
› All Bachelor’s programmes, including IRIO › The programme depends on the degree programme: lecture, tutorial,
› In and around the Academy building, city centre Groningen or practical
› Each programme gives a short presentation › Many other degree programmes organize a Student for a day
› Talks on housing, student life, etc. programme, but not all degree programmes
› Student Activity Fair › Register with the degree programme itself, via email@example.com
Open Day on Location More information is available at www.rug.nl/studiekiezers, or from the
Friday, 17 February 2012; registering in time is compulsory Communication Office at (31) (050) 363 9011.
› All Bachelor’s programmes, including IRIO
› Visit programmes on location Enrolment
› Learn about one or two programmes Students may enrol directly at rug.studielink.nl. Studielink is
› Lecture, representative class, tour of the facilities, information booths an online service for higher education in the Netherlands, including
information on financial assistance. You should enrol for the Bachelor
Last Minute Groningen, Information Day Internationale Betrekkingen en Internationale Organisatie (Dutch
Friday, 8 June 2012 name). For more information visit www.rug.nl/let/ibio.
› Morning programme in the Academy building
› Information for students in the event that they do not win a place in
the IRIO programme
› Workshops on how to choose the programme that fits you best,
› Afternoon programme: current students and faculty members will be
available to answer questions
INFORMATION AND ENROLMENT
Friday, 4 November 2011 For questions about enrolment, International Relations and International
Information day financial matters, etc. Organization on the Internet
University Student Desk www.rug.nl/let/ibio
From November 2011 +31 (0)50 363 80 04
Dutch student enrolment at www.rug.nl/hoezithet Enrolment via
www.rug.studielink.nl. www.rug.nl/insandouts rug.studielink.nl
Helpdesk Studielink +31 (0)88 424 76 00
For ‘numerus fixus’ degree programmes For questions about on-site events
like IRIO the enrolment deadline is 15 April Communication Office
for international applicants and 15 May for +31 (0)50 363 90 11
Dutch students. firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, 25 November 2011
Student for a Day For questions about the programme
Student advisers IRIO
Friday, 17 February 2012 Niels Kosterman, Renate Huttinga,
Open Day on Location Dieneke Niks
+31 (0)50 363 89 86
Friday, 6 April 2012 email@example.com
Student for a Day www.rug.nl/let/ibio
15 April 2012
Deadline for international applicants
15 May 2012
Deadline for Dutch applicants
Friday, 4 June 2012
Last Minute Groningen, Information Day
General orientation week (KEI week),
presentations by representatives of student
associations and tours of the Faculties
Monday, 3 September 2012
Official start of the academic year
VOOR MEER INFORMATIE
Naast deze en andere voorlichtingsbrochures over opleidingen
geeft de RUG ook de algemene gids Studeren in Groningen uit.
Daarin vind je een korte omschrijving van alle 54 bachelor-
opleidingen van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen en informatie over
de aansluitende masters. Daarnaast geeft de gids informatie over
toelating, aanmelding, huisvesting, studentenleven en meer.
Je kunt de gids en brochures over andere opleidingen bestellen
35 Colophon Publication Communication Office, University of Groningen Text Simon van Woerden Lay-out In Ontwerp Photos Elmer Spaargaren, Michel de Groot