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Social activities

At Radboud University throughout the year we organise social activities for our international students, international staff and PhD candidates. These events are all aimed at making you feel at home and help making your stay here an unforgettable one.

Radboud International Students (RIS) is the international student organisation which is part of the International Office and plays an important role in organising the Orientation, Culture Shock workshops and the farewell reception. Radboud International Students also have a very lively Facebook community that every international student should join!

Upcoming events

26 October: Mid semester meetup and meetup with students who have already been abroad

Social activities ESN

Check out their instagram regularly for updates

Events for exchange and other international students of English-taught programmes


RIS organises the orientation programme for exchange students and incoming international (pre-)Master's students of English-taught programmes.

Below find the links to the different Orientation Week programmes

ESN Nijmegen

Nijmegen also has another student organisation called ESN Nijmegen. Like their facebook to keep updated on the activities they will organise for international students during the year. Have a look at their website or instagram. ESN Nijmegen is part of ESN.

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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.

Events for international staff and PhD candidates

  • General welcoming programme for new international Radboud University staff members
    During the starting phase of your employment the Human Resources department organises a general welcoming meeting. We recommend that all new staff members attend this meeting. You will get an impression of the organisation, diversity, and intimacy of Radboud University. And during the programme you will get to know our academic community and campus better in an interactive way.
  • Events organised by Global Staff Services

Several other organisations are also involved in the organisation of social activities on campus. The overview we give here is therefore not complete. We have focused on those activities known to us which are generally also (partly) open to non-Dutch speaking students and staff. You will find these below.

Check out this video of all the fun activities throughout the year!