General Information

With well over 300 members and its affiliation with the United Nations, the studentassociation SIB is the largest international oriented student association in Groningen!

The SIB is open for all students and offers an unique combination of
on the one hand informal and social activities and on the other hand intellectual activities.
This can be found in the weekly lectures we organize, combined with several conferences , trips and visits to important institutions.

At the SIB you can visit our weekly activities such as lectures and workshops, have a drink with other members, join us on trips to the rest of Europe or beyond, enjoy our parties and broaden your student life with joining committees and so called “Disputen”.

For the last 66 years the SIB has offered numerous possibilities to develop yourself as a student in Groningen, make friends and give you that few extra things in your student life. Do you want to whitness the perfect combination of social and intellectual aspects? Or do you want to develop yourself by joining one or more committees or project-groups? Than the SIB is the place to be!

You can find us every monday evening at the Hardewikerstraat 7, where all our activities take place, if not told otherwise. Feel free to stop by once in a while, since our evenings are open for everyone!

This year we will celebrate the 67th anniversary of SIB on 24th of November with a Conference concerning the Different Dimensions of Modern Warfare! To find out more information, please visit

SIBylle Summer 2014

The SIBylle has arrived at the office! That means you can pick it up, since this edition, which is about minorities, will not be delivered. You can also pick it up at the last drinks of the year next monday.

You can find the digital edition here.

We've moved!

For those of you who don't know yet: we moved! Right now we are located at Pelsterstraat 23, on the 3rd floor. Come visit us sometime!

Event calendar

Experience Groningen
21 11 2014 00:00
22 11 2014 00:00
Experience Groningen

Experience Groningen is organizing an amazing event for internationals in Groningen. Together with many different partners, Sib Groningen being one of them, they have created a 2-day event in which you will get to know all about Groningen and the different possibilities it offers! In the program booklet you can now find all the info about the days and the participating organizations! Check it out @
We'd definitely recommend going there! Deadline for signing up is Monday the 17th of November, 23:59 h.! You can pick up your tickets until Wednesday 18.00 h. at the Tourist Office at the Grote Markt!

SIB Dies Natalis 2014.
24 11 2014 12:30
SIB Dies Natalis 2014.

The time has come again for us to celebrate our anniversary. As SIB will be 67 years old, we have planned a special event to take place at Het Kasteel. The title of the symposium is 'The Different Dimensions of Modern Warfare'.

This will involve various speakers for the plenary lecture and masterclasses, including, among others, Minister of Defense Hans Hillen, Maite Vermeulen from De Correspondent Katinka Baehr journalist and reporter.

The symposium will take place from 12:30 to 18:00. Attendance is open to everyone and it is a free event.

To find out more information and to sign-up visit


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