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Student organisations

Utrecht bustling student community is made up of many different student organisations. Some of these focus on having a good time while others centre around a religion, a sport or a shared cultural interest (singing, photography). More than 100 of these are officially recognized by Utrecht University as student organisations. 

  • AEGEE Utrecht - Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l'Europe
  • AFD Utrecht - Social entrepreneurship projects in Asia, Africa en Latin America
  • AIESEC - International internships and voluntary work
  • BuddyGoDutch - Organisation that helps international students meet Dutch people so that they can learn about each other’s culture.
  • ESN - Utrecht Erasmus Student Network
  • SIB - Dutch United Nations Student Association
  • Federatie BOCS - Federation Brother Consultation Christian Students 
  • Ichthus - Evangelical Student Society 
  • NSU - Student Society for Navigators 
  • Sola Scriptura - Debating Society of CSFR 
  • KOSMU - Coordinating body of student music ensembles in Utrecht

Sports Centre Olympos

Sports Centre Olympos (De Uithof) has to offer more than sixty different sports, fitness facilities, tennis courts, squash courts and other facilities.

Student athletes

Students who professionally practise sports can, in some cases, claim extra (financial) support for student athletes.

More sports in Utrecht

For more information on sport in Utrecht visit the website utrecht.nl.

Utrecht University offers a wide variety of cultural events, most of them in Dutch, but some are more internationally oriented

Parnassos cultural centre

Parnassos offers courses in music, theatre, photography, the expressive arts, dance, and much more. You can also watch films, visit concerts and use the facilities that Parnassos offers. More information: Parnassos Cultural Centre.

University museum Utrecht

In the University Museum you can look through the eyes of past and present scientists. Every season the museum offers a new exhibition.

More cultural activities in Utrecht

There are also various choirs, orchestras and other cultural student organisations which you can join.