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International student organisations in Europe

Publication date: 06/05/2021

Are you interested in getting to know more international students? Want to participate in volunteering or social activities? 

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There are several international student organisation in Europe that you can join to meet and connect with other international students. 

Find out more about the main student organisations:


The ‘Association des États Généraux des Étudiants de l’Europe’ (European Students’ Forum) is a network of 13,000 students present in 161 cities in 40 countries across Europe. 

AEGEE organises conferences, summer universities, exchange programmes, European Schools and member meetings. 


The Erasmus Student Network is a European student network with 13,500 members across 543 local sections in 42 countries, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme

ESN volunteers help to organise trips, events, lectures and many other activities. As a member, you can receive discounts on ESN events and more with your ESN card.


AIESEC is a global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. 

AIESEC has a network of 300 members in 12 offices. The organisation provides volunteering projects and internships abroad.


The Board of European Students of Technology is a student network for Technology students with 3,300 volunteers. 

The network consists of 93 local groups across 34 countries. You can join BEST by creating a local BEST group at your university. 

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