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International student associations

There are a variety of student associations with an international focus. Many offer activities and services that are specifically orientated towards international students.


With almost 500 members, AEGEE-Amsterdam is one of the largest student organisations in Amsterdam. This organisation is part of AGEE-Europe, a student organisation that promotes co-operation, communication and integration amongst young people in Europe.

Vendelstraat 2
1012 XX Amsterdam 
T: +31 (0)20 5252496


AIESEC is the world's largest youth-run organisation, with locations in over 127 countries. Focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development, AIESEC offers young people the opportunity to go on international internships, acquire leadership experience and participate in a global learning environment. 

Nieuwe Achtergracht 170 (room 4.17) 
1018 WV Amsterdam 
T: +31 (0)20 626 5030

ASVA Student Union

ASVA offers several services for students such as housing mediation and cheap bikes. See their website for information that can be useful for international students.

ESN (Erasmus Student Network Amsterdam)

ESN is a student-run non-profit organisation dedicated to helping international students studying at the Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) and Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) make the most of their stay in the Netherlands.

CREA, Room 1.15
Nieuwe Achtergracht 170
1018 WV Amsterdam

ISMA (International Students Meetingpoint Amsterdam)

ISMA is organised by Dutch Christians in Amsterdam for students and academics/researchers studying away from home.
T: +31 (0)20 614 1653

SIB (The Dutch United Nations Student Association)

SIB-Amsterdam (Studievereniging voor Internationale Betrekkingen) is the student association in Amsterdam for international relations. SIB organises activities such as lectures, social events, and various visits to international organisations, embassies, ministries and NGOs.

CREA Building (room 4.14)
Nieuwe Achtergracht 170
1018 WV Amsterdam
T: +31 (0)20 525 3720