SIB-Groningen is an international student association. All our activities are in English and we are the most diverse student association of Groningen. With about half Dutch, half international members, the SIB combines the opportunity to meet students from all over the world with the best aspects of Dutch student life: disputen, committees and borrels.
We organize weekly lectures, symposia and conferences. Recent speakers include H.E. Rawan Sulaiman, Harsh Mander and Jan Breman.
After every lecture, we have drinks or parties that can last late into the night! Our disputen meet weekly.
Join one of our 18 committees and project groups to arrange a lecture with a big speaker, plan a theme party or coordinate an international trip!
Explore the world on our trips! We’ve been to places like Brussels, the Baltics, Morocco, or even Russia. We visit interesting local or international institutions.
Yes! Actually, the SIB is designed to be something additional to and not instead of your studies. You can be as active or as inactive as you want. So feel free to take a break from it all during your exams, for example.
Additionally, SIB brings you those experiences that are just as crucial for you in your student life, but that you might not find in your study program. As part of the SIB, you will be able to visit interesting (international) institutions, develop all kinds of skills in joining a committee, and explore new interests by meeting a diverse crowd of people.
Yes! Right now we are fully open again, but we understand that you might feel very different and possibly even estranged because of the past two years. However, a SIB membership can greatly improve your student life, even in these times. Signing up will help you to find your way in student life, when your study is online and you cannot explore all possibilities as you would have expected from a first year. SIB will offer you the opportunity to meet a lot of people, make friends, broaden your intellectual horizon, and just have a ton of fun, even if some or all of it happens online!
Becoming a member of SIB-Groningen is not expensive at all, the Summer SIB Deal is only €10! This offer is valid until the 7th of September 2022. If you decide to stay past the 1st of February, the fee for the second half of the year is €25. If you become a member after the 7th of September, the costs are €35 per year.
Indeed, our lectures are open to everyone, and we are always glad to see the broad audience that our lectures attract.
However, there is much more to the SIB than the lectures. If you become a member, you can join our drinks, theme parties, social activities and more exclusive activities such as our Diplomats Dinner and all of our trips.
Moreover, being a member of the SIB is mainly about being part of a community. As a member, you will be able to enjoy all kinds of socials and not only make friends there but join committees and a dispuut as well.
No. At the SIB, nothing is mandatory. Of course, we encourage you to attend our activities, mainly the introductory ones, as they are designed for you to find your place within the SIB. But we will never force you to do anything: you can be as involved and active as much or as little as you want.
We know that our name might be confusing sometimes, but we are not related to the IRIO program. However, we do have a lot of members that do study IR, and the topics of our intellectual events often are related to international relations.
The IR program has its own association, CLIO. Many people are a member of both SIB and CLIO.
Please fill out the form below to become a full member of SIB Groningen.
Not sure yet? Feel free to join us at one of our activities – or contact the board for more information.
If you are already a member, but would like to apply an account on the website, please follow this link.
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