• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The International Business Communication programme at Radboud University is the English-taught Bachelor's programme focusing on effective communication in a multilingual organisation as an increasing number of organisations are going global. 
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Programme overview

The Bachelor's programme in International Business Communication focuses on intercultural exchange within international businesses and the challenges that come with cultural difference. It also focuses on building language skills in a second language: English, French, German or Spanish.

Becoming fluent in one of these languages and understanding the intercultural context of business communication gives our IBC graduates a competitive edge in the field of consultancy, communication management, communication research, training and education.

Would you like to know if you are eligible to be admitted to this programme? Take our E-Check and instantly get an insight in your eligibility: echeck.ru.nl

What will you learn?

  • Become an expert in intercultural communication & languages
  • Study a semester abroad to explore the culture of your chosen language and learn to communicate effectively in English, French, German or Spanish
  • Gain valuable research skills and learn to design, conduct and present your own research

Career prospects

The specific career prospects depend on the Master’s programme you choose to specialise in. Our graduates are expected to hold positions such as:

  • (Global) Corporate communication manager
  • Corporate communication consultant
  • Media and communication advisor
  • Marketing and communication officer or copy writer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    EU/EEA: 1 May: Recommended deadline: if you are admitted, assistance in finding housing is provided 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Corporate Communication 
  • Marketing Communication
  • Organisation and Management 
  • Information Science
  • Language and Communication
  • Intercultural Communication 
  • Research Methodology 
  • Academic Skills

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • If you have completed, or are about to complete a study programme abroad, then your diploma will be assessed on an individual basis in order to determine whether your previous education allows for admission. Should your diploma allow for admission, then you could be directly admissible or additional conditions may apply.
  • You will need a sufficient level in mathematics. You have a sufficient mathematics level if you have obtained or will obtain a diploma that is comparable to a Dutch VWO diploma with mathematics as one of the subjects in the final examinations in high school (≥ VWO Mathematics C).

  • First year students must choose 1 foreign language:  English, German, French, Spanish

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8342 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8342 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Nijmegen

  • 800 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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