In Enschede, there are 36 sports associations and 20 cultural associations with over 4,000 active members. Study associations are related to specific study programmes. For example, at the University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences, almost every study programme has its own association. At every association, the social character and friendly atmosphere is very important. On top of that, every association has its own feature: active, profound, relaxed or adventurous.
Next to those associations, there are also student associations where you meet a lot of other students in Enschede, that could also be from other studies. This is slightly different than a study association. These associations are mostly known for partying, making a lot of friends and participating in a lot of activities and events.
One thing is for sure: if you become part of an association, you will find fellow students with similar interests and hobbies and you may become friends for live!