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What will I learn?

This future-oriented bachelor is inspired by the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and is dedicated to training a new generation of leaders to address global challenges by finding innovative local solutions. We foster your personal development in a small-scale learning community of ambitious scholars who strive to make the world a better place. Will you join us?

In the first year, you study sustainability in the broadest sense of the word: from political science and economics to global health and psychology, to environmental studies and data science. You also make your acquaintance with academic skills such as conducting and presenting research, and the basis of intercultural communication.

In the second year, you further tailor the programme to your own needs, by specialising through one of three Majors: Responsible Governance, Responsible Humanity or Responsible Planet. You additionally follow courses in Ethics and Leadership, and you have the opportunity to put learned theory into practice, by completing a Living Lab research internship in collaboration with one of our non-academic partners.

In the third and final year, you continue following courses in your chosen Major and you have the option to participate in an exchange programme with a university abroad or complete a pre-master in preparation for a Master's degree. You will complete the bachelor with your Capstone, which is a creative project serving as the academic culmination of your degree.

Job prospects

After getting your master's degree, you can choose to apply for a PhD position or start working as a policy advisor, a consultant, an entrepreneur or as a development specialist in both the private or public sector. Given the fact that your bachelor is internationally orientated and recognised, you will have outstanding career perspectives in an international working environment.

Job examples

Policy Advisor
Researcher
Entrepreneur
Consultant
Development Specialist

Which department am I in?

Campus Fryslân

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
€12,600.00 (10,29,412) per year
Application deadline

Expected May 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5,

Groningen,

9712 CP, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have qualifications that are considered equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma (VWO). TOEFL iBT: 90 (min. 21 every item); IELTS (Academic): 6.5 (min. 6.0 every item)

For international students

Students are required to have successfully obtained a secondary school diploma which allows entry to an academic university. Therefore, students need to obtain a Dutch VWO diploma or international equivalent before gaining entry to the programme.

As the GRL programme is fully taught and assessed in English, students are required to demonstrate their English skills by sitting an approved English test and achieving a minimum grade. Some exemptions will be made for demonstrating English proficiency: Applicants with a VWO diploma and a grade of 7 or higher in English Applicants with a secondary school diploma fully taught and assessed in English. This includes applicants with a IB/EB diploma.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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