Why choose IBCoM?

Prospective students often ask what makes IBCoM different from other communication and media degree programmes in the Netherlands/Europe. Below you can find out more about IBCoM’s distinctive features.

    • IBCoM is the only program that has been awarded the Distinctive Quality Feature Internationalisation (NVAO) 1 and the European Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation (ECA).
    • IBCoM is the highest rated program by international experts in the field.3
    • IBCoM students perform much better in their 1st year3 and throughout their studies than students in other programs.4
    • IBCoM is the only program that is highly appreciated by its students for both the academic education and the practical skills training that it offers.3
    • IBCoM has the strongest focus on the international labor market.3
    • IBCoM’s curriculum includes both an internship and exchange.5
    • IBCoM offers all third year students the option to study abroad for a semester at one of our partner universities worldwide. IBCoM has enough spots for all students to go on exchange, and there is at least one partner university on each continent.6
    • IBCoM highlights the international and intercultural dimensions of communication and media throughout its entire curriculum.7
    • IBCoM has a very internationally diverse student population and academic staff.8
    • IBCoM is consistently praised by its students as a close-knit program in which no student is anonymous or left behind, because it provides student-centred teaching, personalized attention from both academic and support staff, and a wide range of social activities.9
    • IBCoM embraces an interdisciplinary approach, offering a strong basis in communication and media studies, while reaching out to other disciplines and study areas such as economics and business, psychology, political science, international relations and the arts and culture.7
    • IBCoM has many extracurricular options for students that help them further develop their skills and interests, such as taking on an extra academic challenge in the IBCoM Honours Programme for excellent students, writing for our IBCoMagazine, being a mentor and leader in the IBCoMpanion Programme, being an Ambassador, joining committees and councils, and more. 10
    • IBCoM is located in the coolest city in the Netherlands… at least, that’s what we think – and the Huffington Post confirmed it!11