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!

SIB Awards

For the first time in SIB history you can vote for the SIB Awards! Here you can choose which member you think is the most creative person, best drinker and some others! These awards will be announced after SIB on Stage on the 11th of May and the winners will win prizes! To vote, click the link below:

New KEI crew

It’s that time of the year again, the KEI-week starts again! On the 10th of August we try to lure people into our association with sweet talk and lots of fun. We have a lot of awesome things planned, but we are still missing 1 thing: a KEI-crew. Do you want to help us with the activities and have a good time? Apply now by mailing: or by talking to wither one of the board or one of KEI committee members.

Event calendar

General Members Assembly May Part II
28 05 2015 19:30
General Members Assembly May Part II

Tonight it is time for the most important GMA of the year: the election-GMA! The prefered candidate-Board will present themselves through a policy paper, and you will get to vote. Besides that, the Board of 2014-2015 will present their evaluation of their work.

Diplomats dinner 2015
01 06 2015 18:30
Diplomats dinner 2015

Tonight the Diplomats Dinner of 2015 will take place at the SIB. Because of last years' great succes, many ambassadors from all over the world have been invited once again to come and have a talk and a dinner with students of Groningen. The diplomats that will be president are the diplomats for Chili, Israel, Bulgaria, Georgia, Ireland, Hungary, America, UK, Panama, Japan, Philippines, Morocco and Belgium.

This activity is open for non-members as well. The event will take place at the Academy building of the University of Groningen.

It is a future many internationally oriented students dream of: working as an ambassador or diplomat in a foreign country. To make that image of your future a bit clearer and to give you the opportunity to ask all your questions, many different ambassadors have been invited by one of SIB's Disputen, Dispuut Varietas. The event costs €12,50 and sign up is through the link:

Also, after this dinner, we will have a special beer evening at Hardewikerstraat 7, so come by after the diplomats dinner at 22:00 to try different types of beer!


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