Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

Study a Bachelor's in International Communication in the Netherlands

International Communication (IC) 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 regard the world as their home. The programme trains students to become communication professionals who build up trust and who are proactive, innovative, creative, respectful and responsible. Sounds challenging, right? Still interested? Great, then this might be the right programme for you!

The International Communication programme at Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen will give you the skills and knowledge needed for an international career in communication. You will develop the skills to adapt to changes in a fast-moving industry, to identify the dynamics behind effective communication and to put the knowledge and skills you gain into practice. In choosing this longstanding international programme you will be joining students from all over the world to study communication in an international context and from an intercultural perspective. You will learn about public relations, marketing, consultancy, crisis communication, public affairs and business communication. You will receive media training, learn how to write publications and organise an international event. Throughout the programme, special attention is paid to developing intercultural
competencies and facilitation skills.

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Admission requirements

To be admitted to this programme 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. For more information on language requirements and how to apply,
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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.



  • EU/EEA students: € 1,105* (2022-2023, amount will increase slightly each year)
  • Non-EU/EEA students: € 7,900 

* The tuition fee for the first year. For subsequent years, the annual amount is around €2,209. If you are an EU student starting a bachelor's programme at Hanze UAS, Groningen in September 2022 and it is the first study programme 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.


Bachelor of Arts

Continuing studies

After successful completion of your bachelor’s, you can continue with a postgraduate study at Hanze UAS by enrolling in our Master in International Communication or MSc in
Business Studies.

Career paths

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

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About this institute

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 professional field together. And on top of that, you will be living in Groningen, known as...

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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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Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Zernikeplein 7
9747 AS Groningen

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