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International Communication, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Groningen, Netherlands
The bachelor's programme in International Communication (IC), offered by Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands, 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.
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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.

Career prospects

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General 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, visit our website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7900 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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EU/EEA students entering a Dutch higher education bachelor's programme for the first time are eligible to pay half the tuition fee during the first year: €1.071

Living costs for Groningen

  • 750 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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