Utrecht University offers a vibrant environment for all students. Our many student organisations and study associations host a variety of activities, events, regular meet-ups, trainings, and projects. Some of them revolve around particular sports (anything from ultimate frisbee to gymnastics to speed skating!), and others are centred around religion, hobbies and cultural interests. In brief, there is something for everyone! Most study programmes also have their own study association, which - aside from social activities - organises lectures and excursions which could be useful to you during your studies. In other words, they specifically cater to your study programme.
Joining a student organisation or study association is a great way to meet new people who share similar interests or to explore entirely new hobbies and activities!
On this page, you can find an overview of student organisations who offer events and activities in English. Check out the complete list of student organisations, including Dutch-speaking ones.
Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is a non-profit international student organisation. Our mission is to represent international students, thus providing opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development.
BuddyGoDutch helps international students meet Dutch people - and vice versa! By doing this you can learn about each other’s culture.
U.H.S.V. Anteros - LGBTQ+ student association
U.H.S.V. Anteros is UU’s LGBTQ+ student association and organises a lot of activities ranging from social events, to parties, to boat trips through the canals of Utrecht!
Green Office Utrecht (GOU)
GOU is the platform for students and employees of Utrecht University where sustainable ideas are shaped and projects are launched.
AIESEC is a non-profit international student organisation which provides voluntary work and internships abroad.
SIB-Utrecht is the student association for International Relations that combines Dutch student life with thought-provoking activities such as talks, debates, and workshops.
The Utrecht Sports Council is keen to use this student sports community to boost a sense of solidarity, social bonding, participation in sports and performance in Utrecht.
Studium Generale organises public events with scientists and thinkers at the interface of science and society, including lectures and talk shows.
UU Cultural Centre Parnassos
Parnassos is the cultural centre of Utrecht University offering affordable courses and workshops, concerts and other facilities such as the study space CultUUr Café. Parnassos is open to students and staff of participating institutions for higher education.
UU Sports Centre Olympos
Sportcentrum Olympos has extensive and versatile facilities located at the Utrecht Science Park. Olympos offers a wide and varied range of sports for which students and employees of Utrecht University receive a discount!