Introduction to the programme
On the International Bachelor in Natural Sciences, you will encounter research activities from your very first day and you will study in an international environment
The International Bachelor in Natural Science offers you the opportunity to study natural science in an international environment. Foreign students make up 80% of the programme’s participants, so you will become part of an exciting study environment that will prepare you to work with a broad range of nationalities in international companies and organizations.
From the very first day, the project work will teach you to think and work based on research. Each term, you will formulate a specific science problem in collaboration with your team. At the end of the term, you must present a research-based solution that is based on scientific literature and preferably on your own experiments. Each of your projects will have a researcher assigned, who will act as your supervisor throughout the process.
During the first year, you will receive training in key scientific theories, methods and models. Through your project work and courses, you will learn the basic methods for how to examine nature using experiments, analyses and models. You will also select courses in biology, computer science, physics, geography, chemistry, mathematics, environment and statistics.
In the final two years, you will specialise in two bachelor subjects. You can choose from among a number of combinations, either with two natural science subjects, or with one subjects from natural science and one from the humanities or social science.
Daily life while studying
You will experience a unique learning environment, where teaching takes place in small groups and with a strong sense of social cohesion. At the end of each week, you can relax in the Natcaféen, which is run by the first-year students. This is our social meeting place, where we relax after a hard week’s work. We play card and dice games, table football and we chat with both old and new students. This is also where we hold graduation parties, table football tournaments, Halloween parties, Christmas parties and techno parties.
From bachelor to master
The two subjects you choose for your bachelor can be continued on our master programmes. Your bachelor degree also provides access to other of our master programmes
You will have the opportunity to spend a term at one of the universities with which RUC’s natural sciences area has a student exchange agreement, or you can organize such a stay at another university yourself.