Two students biking in Nijmegen
Two students biking in Nijmegen

Building a network and socialising

Read more about the exciting ways to connect and socialise with fellow international students and build a global network that will enrich your university experience. Let's explore the many ways to make lasting friendships!

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ESN Nijmegen

Having an international mindset, this student organisation aims to interconnect international students with Dutch students. They organise events such as speed-friending, book club, International Tuesday etc.

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International students

Radboud International Students (RIS)

RIS is student-run and dedicated to improve the stay of international students. They offer and inform students about social activities through Instagram and Facebook. They also organise the Orientation Week for international exchange and (pre-)Master's students, which is also a great opportunity to meet your fellow students!

Student Chaplaincy

This institution welcomes anyone regardless of their beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, etc. There are several activities organised by the Chaplaincy.


Meet and Eat

This event is a wonderful opportunity to get to know other students over an affordable dinner. Meet and Eat takes place every Wednesday.

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Radboud Sports Centre

The Radboud Sports Centre (RSC) is a excellent place to meet other students. It offers over 80 different activities covering a wide range of sports, exercise, relaxation and culture.

Services at the RSC

Social Dutch language course

Social Dutch I, II, III, and IV are offered for FREE to all Radboud international students who meet the conditions. The course focusses on both Dutch language and culture, which makes it easier to interact with locals. 


Student organisations

Become a member of your study association and expand your social network within your programme. Or choose from over 150 other student organisations that meet your interests!

Student organisations


Goin' is an app that focuses on connecting admitted students in a meaningful, ethical way. Join the Radboud community and connect with other students by using the link below.

Join Goin'


This student cafe in the city centre of Nijmegen is a lovely place for international students to have meaningful conversations, study or simply relax. They regularly organise events and dinners for both international and Dutch students.

About Perplex

Questions or concerns about expanding your social network?

Our social workers can help you with challenges and problems you may encounter when adjusting to a new environment, culture and phase in your life.

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