There is plenty to do at Utrecht University besides study!

  • Participating in one of the consultative bodies and completing programme evaluations will allow you to give your opinion on teaching, facilities and study-related matters.
  • The History study society, UHSK, will help you get to know your fellow students in no time.
  • There are many different student organisations, including interest groups, social and athletic clubs and orchestras. If you are already active in a student organisation, visit (in Dutch) for all the facilities available to students with administrative duties, such as tuition fee exemptions and funding opportunities.

Those looking to play sports or stay in shape will find plenty to do in Utrecht:

The Olympos Sports Centre at the De Uithof campus offers over 60 different activities at competitive rates. Take group classes or use the gym facilities, squash & tennis courts and other sports pitches and fitness spaces.

The University has special facilities to help competitive athletes combine sports and study.

For more information, see the overview of all local sports clubs and fitness centres on the City of Utrecht website.

Student athletic societies

Utrecht University has around 30 student athletic societies.

For more information on sports in Utrecht, visit the Olympos Sports Centre website.

Art and Culture
Kunst en cultuur

Utrecht University offers a varied range of art and cultural activities for students:

  • The Stadsschouwburg theatre offers reduced rates for students from 30 minutes before performances; tickets are only €10 upon presentation of proof of enrolment and student card. One ticket per person.
  • Parnassos Cultural Centre offers courses in music, dance, theatre, photography and visual art.
  • Visit the University museum, and peer over the shoulders of scientists past and present.

Cultural student societies