Other associations

Besides the sports, cultural, study, world and social associations there also are various other associations and foundations at the University of Twente that enrich student life in Enschede. The goals and interests of these associations and foundations vary hugely but have lots to offer. Check out their websites to get some information.

  •    AIESEC


    In today’s world where your daily cup of coffee is probably imported from South America, your clothes are likely made in Asia and your classmate is an exchange student from the United States or Spain, having international experience as a student is almost inevitable.
    AIESEC is a non-profit organization which facilitates international internships. These are available for UT-students who would like to go abroad, but also for international students who want to come to the Netherlands. AIESEC is established in 127 countries over the whole world, so there are little limitations! You can choose to do voluntary work in a developing country for a weeks, but doing an internship abroad for over a year is also no problem. AIESEC Twente consists of a fulltime board and 17 part-time members who are spread over three different teams. Together we make it possible for a lot of students to broaden their horizon and to take the leap.

    Check out our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSjP_vRbHUU

  •    Apollo


    Apollo is the cultural umbrella of the University of Twente. We defend the interest of the cultural association and help to organise cultural events on campus. We provide advice, promotion and contacts for everything culture- and arts-related. Aided by our committees, we also organize multiple activities, such as an Open Stage, Gala and the party in the Vrijhof during the Batavierenrace. We also manage the Subsidy Fund for Culture (SFC) provided by the Student Union. Anyone organizing a cultural event can apply for a subsidy.
    If you ever have any questions with regards to culture on campus, don’t hesitate to contact us or drop by the office.

    Watch our video for more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xKNMyFBJHY

  • http://www.bedrijvendagentwente.nl

    The Bedrijvendagen is the biggest career-event at Twente University. Around March each year you can meet more than 100 companies who are recruiting students from Twente. You can get in contact with companies in various ways: walk around the career fair, lunch or dine with a company, or even go for jeep crossing. Every student can join this event. All events during the Bedrijvendagen are organized by students of Twente University.

  • https://sites.google.com/site/enschede2009/homepage

    ACSSE, consisting of Chinese Bachelor students, Master students, PhD Students, visiting scientists, postdocs, scholars and their families, is a non-profit organization.
    The main objective is to develop activities for Chinese students and scholars studying in Enschede to enrich their lives and increase their cooperations between each other. In the meantime, announcing the Chinese culture and history to Dutch friends to promote and enhance the communications between two countries.

  •    Club 24

  • https://su.utwente.nl/en/connectinghands/

    Connecting Hands at the UT aims to bring refugees and students together. To achieve this, we work
    on projects and organize events to bring people with different backgrounds together to have fun, to
    meet new people, to grow and to improve their hard and soft skills.
    We’re a small association with enthusiastic students from all over the world. We have a sports,
    culture, education and women committee that organise a whole range activities. Some examples:
    volleyball tournaments, cooking workshops, job interview trainings or dance classes.
    Are you ready to join in on the fun?

    For more information watch our video: https://youtu.be/yKVFp5122XU

  •    Duitenberg


    The association for financially interested students. Main goal is investing but besides we organize guestlectures, do interviews for news websites/radio/papers. We have drinks at the 23rd floor of banks in Amsterdam with inhousedays and we do a lot more.

    For more information, watch our video: https://youtu.be/iqZo-DTCa10

  •    ESN

    Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is one of the biggest in¬terdisciplinary student associations in Europe, founded in 1989 for supporting and developing student exchange. ESN is presented in 339 Higher Education Institutions from 34 countries. The network is constantly developing and expanding.
    Every year ESN-Twente welcomes around 600 students. The main goal is to support students and make their life in Twente as good & entertaining as possible. ESN-Twente is famous with Country-Presentations, Trips and Weekly-Drinks.

  •    IAPC


    IAPC is an independent, non-profit IT-shop on the campus. It's the only venture on the university entirely run by students. With our store in the Zilverling building and our webshop prices we've supplied great products to students and employees for over 20 years. IAPC has an up to date product range, which includes several awesome gadgets!
    IAPC is ideal as extra curriculary volunteer work. Join us in several committees or in a board position.

  •    Integrand


    Integrand – Companies find it more and more important that you gain work experience during your study time. Integrand is a national non-profit student organization that helps you to gain this experience! You can do an internship at a great company or you can sign up for an Inhouseday with a big multinational! We will help you with a fast forward career!

  • http://www.icf-enschede.nl

    ICF provides a home-away-from-home for all international students in Enschede. You will meet Christians from all over the world and all possible churches. It is our aim to build a community among Christians from every background, and to extend a warm welcome to all visitors. We offer Sunday services and various activities through the week. It is our hope and prayer that this period may be a time of encouragement and spiritual growth for you! For more information, check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpKJqKBvFt0&feature=youtu.be

  • LGBT Student Association Exaltio is a young association aimed at LGBT+ youth and students in Enschede and surroundings. We have drinks in Café Stonewall biweekly and besides that we organise plenty of activities, from movie nights to barbecues. This year we will even sail along during the Amsterdam Pride! We also organise activities together with our sister associations from across the entire country. For more information, check out our website. See you soon!

  •    Jazzalike

  • http://www.kivi.nl/kst

    KIVI Students Twente is part of one of the biggest networks of engineers in the Netherlands: The Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI). KIVI Students Twente carries out the interests of students and graduates in the engineering world. We aim to bring students of various technical studies together. We do this by organizing activities that are inspiring and offer opportunities for networking. For a future engineer, a technical network is very important and useful. KIVI therefore offers a living network of no less than 23,000 engineers. Will you join us?

  • http://www.nsenschede.nl

    Navigators Student association Enschede is a Christian student association for students of both the University of Twente and Saxion. Together we are a close group of friends. Every week we think together about faith; one week in a Bible study group and the other week at an evening with the whole association. Our motto is “to know Christ and make Him known.” Besides this, we like to make a lot of fun. For more info visit our website.

  • https://www.negotiationproject.utwente.nl/

    The Negotiation Project Twente (NPT) is a non-profit organization connected to the University of Twente in Enschede, The Netherlands. We strive to teach valuable negotiation and communicational skills to students and organizations. We also aim to disseminate hard and soft skills to (future) professionals by bridging higher education and the business environment. Furthermore, NPT attends yearly international events in which we represent our University through global negotiation tournaments. We participate in three international events: The Negotiation Challenge (TNC), Warsaw Negotiation Round (WNR) and Global Negotiation Conference (GNC).

  • http://www.os.utwente.nl

    The Overleg Studieverenigingen (OS) is the umbrella society of the study associationsIt ensures that all knowledge of how things can be accomplished among all study associations is shared. On the monthly assembly, the study associations decide on matters that affect them all. The OS brings board members of all study associations with the same position together, so they can share knowledge among themselves. The OS tries to meet the needs of all the study associations.

  • http://www.rskenschede.nl

    The RSK is a Christian student association, which means God is placed at a central place. Every Thursday evening we come together to have a (Bible) study group. Besides that, we organize both serious and relaxing activities, such as dinners, lectures, Praise & Prayers, drinks, house parties and weekends away. This is how you invest in your social contacts and relation to God. Finally, the RSK stays in touch with both C.S.F.R. and Ichthus, and is present on conferences.

    Check out our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBR4KngjGag

  • Sharing the Romanian culture while building & empowering the community

  • https://spacesocietytwente.nl/

    Space Society Twente is a student association with an ambition to reach for the stars. We aim to achieve this by means of various projects, such as the development of our satellite, UT-Cubed, our rocket, RockUT and hosting NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge.

    The two core philosophies of the Space Society Twente are that anyone can be involved in the opportunities and challenges of space engineering, and that space itself needs to become more accessible to research and industry. As such, members of our association often organize excursions to space-related companies, guest lectures, movie nights and other social activities.

  • http://www.snt.utwente.nl

    Studenten Net Twente represents its members' ICT concerns at the University of Twente. Additionally we experiment with everything server- or network-related through several committees involved in a variety of interesting and innovative projects. We also host a Helpdesk for students with internet-related problems.
    Our projects include a number of game servers, an FTP server, an IRC server and the largest Firefox download mirror of Europe, as well as providing hosting services for 100 other student associations.

  • http://swingoutloud.nl/

    Dance, move and have fun while making new friends! That is what Swing Out Loud stands for. We organize lessons, social dancing and parties in the dance style of the 20s/30s/40s: Lindy Hop and other swing jazz related dances. While we teach technique and style in our lessons, having fun and dancing together are always our priorities. Hopefully we will see you soon at one of our social dances or lessons!

  •    TUSAT


    TUSAT aims to:
    Advance the intellectual, social and cultural interaction between Turkish, Dutch and all international students,
    Orient incoming students to the university environment and assist them in their effort to adjust to the new community,
    Support solidarity among Turkish students at University of Twente (UT),
    Represent and publicize the Turkish culture in the best possible way.
    TUSAT is open to all UT students, alumni, staff and their families.

  • http://www.unipartners.nl/twente

    UniPartners is an non-profit academic consultancy run by students.
    If you are a first-year student you have the unique opportunity to follow a UniPartners traineeship. Together with other students you will form a marketing committee in which you will work on answers to PR and acquisition problems for approximately 4 hours a week. Are you interested? Come visit us soon for an informal chat. Or visit our website.

  • http://www.vck.tv

    The radio and TV signal you will receive on the campus is provided by Vereniging Campus Kabel. This is not a large cable company, but a non-profit associations run by students. This means that the channel selection has been adapted specifically to students. You can also use our app or watch TV on your PC/laptop It is possible to participate in selecting the channels being transmitted and to help with maintaining the physical network. Apart from our analogue network, we also provide digital TV via IPTV. Some of the equipment and facilities we have for this are a server room in Vrijhof and satellite dishes. We also use self-made software. So if you are interested in system administration or software development consider becoming active.

  •    Vestingbar


    We are the Vestingbar, a bar on campus run by students for students. Come to our bar for parties, to have some drinks, and for cool activities like a weekly pubquiz. If you're interested in running your own bar, be sure to contact us on our website: www.vestingbar.nl or ask a bartender during a night at the bar.

    For more information, watch our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38x4U3rjrwA&feature=youtu.be

  •    Vleugellam


    Always dreamt of becoming a pilot, but ended up at the UT instead? Don't lose hope yet!
    DZC "Vleugellam" is the soaring club for students and alumni of the UT. Throughout the season we fly during the weekend, and in summer pack up our three gliders to go on an adventure in Germany or Czechia.
    Want to give it a try? Sign up on our website or mail vliegmee@vleugellam.nl

  •    WOT


    The WOT is an association that works on simple technical solutions for developing countries. We have a workshop where we use our knowledge gained from studying at the UT to design, make and improve technology that will make a difference in countries where basic needs like clean drinking water and access to electricity are not a given. You can learn a lot of practical skills such as welding, metal- and woodworking, soldering and operating a lathe and a milling machine. These are all assets that can help you become a better engineer as well! Furthermore, we organise events like a weekly meeting, scrapheap challenge, survival weekend and the famous T-week where we try to find and extend the boundaries of our skills in useful and fun projects. Often ended with a drink around the campfire. Interested? E-mail us at wot@utwente.nl!

  • The Young European Federalists (short JEF) are a pro-European youth organization that is not affiliated with any political parties but has a clear political position. Our aim is a more democratic, federal Europe that is close to the citizens. To strive toward this goal, we organize various events, for example debates and guest lectures on campus. Everybody with any kind of opinion is welcome, because differences are the key to a good discussion.