IBR application procedure

IBR 2023

Do you want to join IBR 2024?

Apply before 18 september 12:00

Down below you can read the requirements and more information about the application procedure 


Read the information carefully and apply for this unique experience. 

If you want to join us on the IBR project, you:

  • Must be either a student at the Faculty of Economics and Business or a student Industrial Engineering and Management; Bachelor, Pre-Master or Master
    • English language skills are required
  • Must possess a minimum of 90 ECTS by the end of September 2023
  • Have to be in The Netherlands from the moment the preparation phase starts (November 2023)

To apply, you will have to...

1) Digitally hand in the following documents (written in English) by sending them to s.kruijtzer@ibrgroningen.nl

2) Print your documents twice and hand them in at the IBR Board Room (5414.0004; the office on the right-hand side), located in the Study Associations wing of the Duisenberg Building at the Zernike Campus (Nettelbosje 2, 9747 AE, Groningen).

  • An application letter in which you explain your motivation to apply for the IBR project.
  • Your curriculum vitae (including student number).
  • 1 photo of yourself.
  • Appendix with:
    • The dates and times during the application phase (all weekdays between the end of September and the end of October) in which you are NOT available for interviews etc. 
    • Your planning for the coming year (e.g. holidays, study, semester abroad, internships).
    • A certified academic transcript (through the Student Support Desk or here).


In the last week of September and in October the selection procedure will take place, which is spread over four weeks and will consist of the following three parts: making a case, an interview about the case and a personal interview. At the end of October we will announce the selected participants for IBR 2024!

First round: 

  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • ECTS

Second round:

  • Research case (2hrs) 
    • Preparation:
      • How to write a research proposal
  • Interview about the case
  • Personal application interview

For questions or a cup of coffee, please send an e-mail to s.kruijtzer@ibrgroningen.nl