Radboud University

Student life in Nijmegen

Students at Radboud University are very eager to promote international contacts. They also realise that when foreign students come to Nijmegen it is essential for them to feel at home. Foreign students are therefore cordially invited to participate on a fully equal basis in a number of student organisations.

Social clubs
An academic study should naturally include general, social and cultural education, but also plenty of opportunities for relaxation. These can be found at one of the many social clubs! The social clubs’ atmosphere and activities are quite diverse, so there is something for everyone. All the Nijmegen social clubs are mixed; the debating societies may be either male- or female-only.

Study clubs
Most studies have a study- or faculty club. Becoming a member of such a club is a pleasant and efficient way to deepen and broaden one’s knowledge. In addition to this, it is an easy way to get to know one’s fellow students. As a member of a study- or faculty club you can often get study books, or go on excursions, at a discount. In addition, there are study trips to go on, and seminars and lectures to attend. Of course there are also parties, get-togethers and galas on a regular basis.

Ideological associations

For those who are interested in politics or ideology, there is every opportunity to find the club of their choice In Nijmegen, there are four ideological associations that together have some 200 members of various religious convictions. Socialising, making friends and doing things together are most important. Besides this, the members feel it is important to give meaning and expression to their religious convictions.

Cultural societies
Do you like to tango? Would you like to make films, write for cabaret or play in an orchestra? All these things are possible in a cultural society. There are over 15 cultural societies, ensuring that you can get all the cultural enjoyment you need.

Culture on Campus
The University is not just for lectures: you can also become acquainted with art and culture.  Besides musical performances, cabaret nights and discussion programmes on the CultuurCafé stage, as well as movies, there are also lunch performances, and a daily opportunity to enjoy various exhibitions. Moreover, Culture on the Campus organises festivals in various parts of the campus, as well as working together with the study clubs of Radboud University and the various stages in town.

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