Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?
Anyone who is currently enrolled in a study or has graduated in the last two years in and around Leiden and The Hague. Applicants from University and from Universities of Applied Sciences are welcome!

How do I apply?
Via this link you can apply until the 3rd of May. We will ask you to upload your CV and respond to three questions “Your motivation to apply for the SBB” (maximum 150 words), “What can you bring to your team during the SBB?” (maximum 100 words) and “What do you want to learn at the SBB?” (maximum 100 words):

Can I apply in a team?
You can motivate your friends to apply as well but you cannot apply as a team. We want to create interdisciplinary teams with people from different studies. So we will set up a team for you.

I am in no student association, can I still apply?
Yes you can! SBB is for all students from Universities (WO) or Universities of Applied Science (HBO) in Leiden and The Hague.

Must I be able to speak Dutch?
No you must not. However, we will make sure that at least one person per team speaks fluent Dutch so that when doing desk research you won’t have any disadvantages by not speaking Dutch.

How much time do I need to invest?
You must be able to come to the kickoff event, trainings day, the semi-final and the final. We do advise you to meet up at least once a week, but that is your own responsibility.

How good must my English be?
You should be able to follow the trainings and work in your team in English. Note that you might have members in your team that do not speak Dutch. If your English needs some polishing, this is the perfect opportunity to do so 😉

I have never gained knowledge or experience in sustainability, can I still join?
Yes of course! We will provide you with trainings and courses, so there is no need to worry.