ESN Nijmegen

ESN Nijmegen is a student organization for internationally-minded students of Radboud University and HAN University of Applied Sciences in Nijmegen. Although still a young association, our aim is to create a unique platform for integration of Dutch and international students with activities where students can meet and mingle! On the 14th January 2018, we became part of the biggest student association of Europe, the Erasmus Student Network.
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About the Erasmus Student Network

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The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) as a whole is the biggest student association in Europe. It was born on the 16th October 1989 and legally registered in 1990 for supporting and developing student exchange. ESN is present in more than 430 Higher Education Institutions from 37 countries. The network is constantly developing and expanding, and in addition has around 13,500 active members. Thus, ESN involves around 29,000 young people offering its services to around 180,000 international students every year.



ESN works in Higher Education (HE):

  • offering services to 180,000 students
  • with 13,500 active members (29,000 when including buddies)
  • with an average annual growth rate of 12% since 2005


ESN works for the creation of a more mobile and flexible education environment by supporting and developing student exchange on different levels, and providing an intercultural experience also to those students who cannot go abroad (“internationalisation at home”).


Our Vision
By 2025, ESN will be the global network of the Erasmus Generation, committed to improving international education and providing self-development opportunities to two million young people, fostering intercultural understanding and creating positive change in society.
Our Mission
Enrichment of society through international students.
Our Values
The values of Erasmus Student Network that all members stand and work for are: 1. Unity in diversity, diversity in the unity - We all have different backgrounds, but share one common aim and goal 2. Students helping students - We passionately commit ourselves to volunteering for the benefits of others 3. Fun in friendship and respect - We enjoy relations based on respect 4. International dimension of life - We are open-minded, mobile, like to discover and explore, to cooperate and to interact, to break borders 5. Love for Europe as an area of peace and cultural exchange - We live and benefit from the cultural richness of Europe to the utmost 6. Openness with tolerance - We understand and accept others and learn from them 7. Cooperation regarding integration - We share a holistic view towards internationality