De Pakkerij // Foto: Hermen Gerrits


Enschede knows many associations and initiatives to be part of during your student time. The most well-known are student associations, but there is a lot more to find! It does not matter if you are interested in sports, culture or study related topics; there is always an association that fits your needs!

In Enschede, there are 36 sports associations and 20 cultural associations with over 4,000 active members. Study associations are related to specific study programmes. For example, at the University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences, almost every study programme has its own association. At every association, the social character and friendly atmosphere is very important. On top of that, every association has its own feature: active, profound, relaxed or adventurous.

One thing is for sure: if you become part of an association, you will find fellow students with similar interests and hobbies and you may become friends for live!

Read more about what each association has to offer and how to become a member!