University Chaplaincy

The University Chaplaincy offers a large array of activities where we focus on deepening faith and organise plenty of non-religious activities.

About us

Welcome to the website of the University Chaplaincy! The University Chaplaincy has a broad offering in which faith deepening is central, but we also organise many non-religious activities.

In fact, the University Chaplaincy is more than just a house of prayer for students. It is also a place to meet people from all kinds of backgrounds, to seek more depth in your life and where you can drop by for a good, personal talk. The pastors are present regularly and can be reached through their e-mail addresses.

So no matter who you are, what you believe and whether you believe at all; student or employee of Radboud University and HAN University of Applied Sciences, you are most welcome.

Een foto van de drie pastores van de Studentenkerk. Ze staan lachend op een grasveld.

Our chaplains

Get to know our chaplains: their life philosophy, interests and what you can discuss together.

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Become a volunteer

Do you want to help out or organise an activity? Check out the possibilities.


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Meat & Eat

Meet & Eat has been a staple of the University Chaplaincy for years. It is a low-threshold way to meet fellow students and learn about dishes from other cultures. Indeed, every Wednesday evening, students from all parts of the world come together to cook, eat and meet each other. 

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English Sunday Mass

International Catholic students, PhD's and young professionals living in Nijmegen and Arnhem gather each Sunday in the Chaplaincy for Holy Mass entirely in English spoken and sung. Holy Mass is followed by an informal gathering where we can meet and catch up.

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Atelier for memories

Living with the loss of a loved one is intense. It is good to occasionally reflect on it, alone or in a small group. During this grief workshop, we offer you a listening ear and materials to work with your feelings and memories in a creative way. Besides this one-off support, you can also join a grief group or ask for a personal conversation.

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Retreats & excursions

We frequently organise daytrips to interesting places in the Benelux region related to culture and religion. Especially for international students and PhD candidates, the trips offer a way to explore the region and new people. Every year we go to one of the Christmas markets in Germany, and in summer a group from our community goes on a week long retreat to Taizé. Other examples are: a daytrip to the Stille Omgang in Amsterdam, an excursion to Oudenbosch (copy of the Vatican basilica and Zouave Museum) and to Deventer (Modern Devotion). Interested in joining? Keep an eye on our events!

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Singing in the University Chaplaincy

Do you like singing together? Several choirs are active in the University Chaplaincy every week.

Campus choir Polyphonic

Want to sing in an international, sociable, social choir? Campus choir Polyphonic welcomes students, PhD students, young people and other singers who fit in between. Rehearsals are on Mondays at 19.00 (walk-in from 18.45).

Rehearsal schedule

  • Monday from 19.00 to 22.00, Campus Choir
  • Tuesday from 20.00 to 22.00, Nijmegen Student Choir Alphons Diepenbrock
  • Wednesday from 18.00 to 20.00, Nijmegen Student Schola (Gregorian chant)


Erasmuslaan 9A, 6525 GE Nijmegen

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 9.00 to 17.00
Friday: 10.00 to 15.00


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You can get in touch with the chaplains directly or via the secretary Ilse Hubers: 

+31 24 361 91 88