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Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2020

September 2021

September 2022

Program description

Study a Bachelor's in International Communication in the Netherlands

International Communication (IC) from Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen is a study programme for inquisitive students who want to understand the effects that messages, news and campaigns have on society, who feel comfortable using modern communication technology and who consider the world as their home.

International Communication (IC) from Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen  trains students to become communication professionals who build up trust and who are pro-active, innovative, creative, respectful and responsible. Sounds challenging, right? 

Over the last decades, modern communication methods have turned the world into a global village and ongoing technological innovation changes the field of communication at a rapid pace. This requires today's communication professionals to be able to adapt in a field that is constantly on the move.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to this program you will need a national secondary school diploma or an international secondary school diploma. You must also have mathematics on your final list of grades. Your educational qualifications must be equivalent to the Dutch HAVO secondary school  diploma. As the programme is taught entirely in English, you may have to prove your English proficiency, depending on your educational background and nationality.

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Program content

Courses include:

  • News Analysis & Media Advice
  • Media Theory
  • Marketing Communication
  • Communication Theory
  • Creative Writing

Tuition fees


  • EU/EEA students: around € 1,040*
  • Non-EU/EEA students: € 7,700 

* The tuition fee for the first year. For subsequent years, the annual amount is around €2,083. If you are an EU student starting a bachelor's program at Hanze UAS, Groningen in September 2018 and it is the first study program in higher education you apply for, you pay half of the tuition fee (for the first year only). For subsequent years, students pay the full statutory tuition fee.   

Scholarships & funding

Hanze UAS has various scholarship possibilities to aid students financially if they meet the requirements.

For more information, please visit the University's website.


Bachelor of Arts

Continuing studies

Career prospects

The International Communication programme prepares you for an international career in a range of positions, some of which include: public relations advisor, communications coordinator, marketing communication consultant, public affairs officer, social media strategist, press officer and event manager.

Hanze UAS Master's programmes

  • International Communication

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About this institute

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands

If you choose to study at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, you will be joining a learning community where we bring education, applied research and the business field together. And on top of that, you will be living in the best student city...

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I would stay my decision to come and study here was the best decision I made so far. It changed my life completely. Meeting so many international students, getting used to this new environment... It helped me to grow both personally and professionally. Hanze provides you with an opportunity to learn to become independent. There is a lot of gr...
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This program not only give me the knowledge of communication theories, but a chance to apply in it practice. In combination with the student city Groningen, the over all experience was life changing. Graduating the university as communication professional with having experience from the internship and studying abroad has open up a lot of care...
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Studying International Communication at Hanze UAS is a real adventure. You will meet plenty of international students around the globe, are going to learn how to work in intercultural teams (good practise for you future workplace) and will be prepared to work as communication professional later on. I am also really looking forward to my third ye...
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Contact info

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Zernikeplein 7
9747 AS Groningen

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