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The award
BSc

How long you will study
36 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 4085

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 12100

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About Global Responsibility and Leadership at University of Groningen

The BSc Global Responsibility & Leadership (GRL) programme at University College Fryslân is a scientifically rigorous, inter- and transdisciplinary programme dedicated to addressing global challenges and finding local solutions. Our three year bachelor programme is based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and consists of input from Human and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Information Technology.

Our three year Bachelor programme is based on the UN SustainableDevelopment Goals and is dedicated to addressing global challengesand finding local solutions.

In the first year, you take coursesspanning the Human and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences andInformation Technology. Thereafter, you specialise through one ofthree Majors, which allows you to tailor the programme to your owninterest.

In the latter two years of the programme, you have theopportunity to put the theory learned in the classroom to practiceby completing Living Lab projects in collaboration with local,national and international partners. In the final year, you alsohave the option to go on exchange to an international university orcomplete a pre-master in preparation for a Master's degree.

Please bear in mind that the GRLprogramme is selective so you will need to pass a selectionprocedure before you are admitted.

The BSc Global Responsibility & Leadership (GRL) programme at University College Fryslân is a scientifically rigorous, inter- and transdisciplinary programme dedicated to addressing global challenges and finding local solutions. Our three year bachelor programme is based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and consists of input from Human and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Information Technology.

Our three year Bachelor programme is based on the UN SustainableDevelopment Goals and is dedicated to addressing global challengesand finding local solutions.

In the first year, you take coursesspanning the Human and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences andInformation Technology. Thereafter, you specialise through one ofthree Majors, which allows you to tailor the programme to your owninterest.

In the latter two years of the programme, you have theopportunity to put the theory learned in the classroom to practiceby completing Living Lab projects in collaboration with local,national and international partners. In the final year, you alsohave the option to go on exchange to an international university orcomplete a pre-master in preparation for a Master's degree.

Please bear in mind that the GRLprogramme is selective so you will need to pass a selectionprocedure before you are admitted.

After your studies

Job prospects

Depending on the Master's programme you chose, you could have a career working within an international organisation, a non-profitorganisation or for the local or national government. You make alsochose to become an entrepreneur and develop your own sustainablecompany.

Depending on the Master's programme you chose, you could have a career working within an international organisation, a non-profitorganisation or for the local or national government. You make alsochose to become an entrepreneur and develop your own sustainablecompany.

Job examples

  • Policy Advisor
  • Researcher
  • Entrepreneur
  • Consultant
  • Development Specialist
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Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
additional subject

As the GRL programme is fully taught and assessed in English,students are required to demonstrate their English skills bysitting an approved English test and achieving a minimum grade.

knowledge minimum

Due to the content of some courses, we require students to have achieved a certain level of mathematics during their studies.

language test

As the GRL programme is fully taught and assessed in English,students are required to demonstrate their English skills bysitting an approved English test and achieving a minimum grade.

Some exemptions will be made for demonstrating Englishproficiency: Applicants with a VWO diploma and a grade of 7 orhigher in English Applicants with a secondary school diploma fullytaught and assessed in English. This includes applicants with anIB/EB diploma.

math test

Due to the content of some courses, we require students to have achieved a certain level of mathematics during their studies.Students need to attain a grade 7 in VWO Wiskund A/ passing gradein VWO Wiskunde B or an international equivalent to be admissibleto the programme.

previous education

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

written requestNo further information

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
additional subject

As the GRL programme is fully taught and assessed in English,students are required to demonstrate their English skills bysitting an approved English test and achieving a minimum grade.

assessment interview

After passing the first step of the selection procedure, you will be invited for an interview. This can take place either inperson in Leeuwarden or via Skype. The interview is a chance for usto get to know you better and for you to ask any pending questionsyou may have.

knowledge minimum

Due to the content of some courses, we require students to have achieved a certain level of mathematics during their studies.

language test

As the GRL programme is fully taught and assessed in English,students are required to demonstrate their English skills bysitting an approved English test and achieving a minimum grade.

Some exemptions will be made for demonstrating Englishproficiency: Applicants with a VWO diploma and a grade of 7 orhigher in English Applicants with a secondary school diploma fullytaught and assessed in English. This includes applicants with aIB/EB diploma.

math test

Students need to attain a grade 7 in VWO Wiskund A/ passinggrade in VWO Wiskunde B or an international equivalent to beadmissible to the programme.

previous education

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

reference letterNo further information

Registration procedure

As our programme is selective, students must pass a two-stepselection procedure in order to be offered a place on theprogramme.

1. Apply via Studielink and OAS (Online ApplicationSystem). When you apply through the OAS system,you will be asked to upload a letter/ video of motivation, CVand reference letter. Once you are deemed admissible based on ouradmission requirements, we will evaluate these additionaldocuments. If we think you are a promising candidate for ourbachelor programme, you will be invited to take part in the secondpart of the selection procedure which is in the form of aninterview.

2. After passing the first step of the selectionprocedure, you will be invited for an interview. This can takeplace either in person in Leeuwarden or via Skype. The interview isa chance for us to get to know you better and for you to ask anypending questions you may have.

As our programme is selective, students must pass a two-stepselection procedure in order to be offered a place on theprogramme.

1. Apply via Studielink and OAS (Online ApplicationSystem). When you apply through the OAS system,you will be asked to upload a letter/ video of motivation, CVand reference letter. Once you are deemed admissible based on ouradmission requirements, we will evaluate these additionaldocuments. If we think you are a promising candidate for ourbachelor programme, you will be invited to take part in the secondpart of the selection procedure which is in the form of aninterview.

2. After passing the first step of the selectionprocedure, you will be invited for an interview. This can takeplace either in person in Leeuwarden or via Skype. The interview isa chance for us to get to know you better and for you to ask anypending questions you may have.

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