Radboud University

Social activities/Orientation

At the beginning of each semester there is an Orientation week. Depending on the semester, this Orientation includes fun activities such as: tours of the university and the city, sporting events, parties, etc. By participating in this programme you will quickly get to know both Nijmegen and Radboud University, and make new friends from around the world!


If your study period at Radboud University starts in September, there is an Orientation in the third week of August which lasts a couple of days and ends in a fun weekend. If your study period at Radboud University starts in February, there is an Orientation in the first week of the semester.

Join the Radboud International Students Facebook community!
If you are going to study at Radboud University and want to be kept updated on new activities and get in contact with other students, please join the Radboud International Students Facebook community.

Becoming a mentor for international students yourself?
After you have arrived in Nijmegen you can also become a mentor for other international students in Nijmegen yourself. Are you willing and able to invest time to guide other students with a different cultural background in finding their way around Nijmegen and at our university? Would you enjoy improving your English (or Dutch)? Are you interested in extending your social network? Helping at organising different social activities?

Then become a mentor for Radboud International Student (RIS) and a member of the RIS facebook community!

You can also have a look at all the other Social Activities RIS organises.

More questions? Please send an email to the RIS coordinators.

Social activities 

ESN Nijmegen

Nijmegen has a student organisation called ESN Nijmegen. They organise activities for all international students (exchange, Bachelor's and (Pre) Master's students) Like their facebook to keep updated on the activities they will organise for international students during the year. ESN Nijmegen is part of ESN. Have a look at their website.

Other activities

Next to excursions ESN also organises other events like language tandems, parties, and diners roulez.

Study associations

There is much more to life in Nijmegen than just studying. There is a wide range of student organisations and activities for you to develop yourself, relax and to make friends. These activities are organised by students, for students. Discover what kind of student organisation or club suits you best. You can contact the student organisations directly, or meet them during the Orientation week.