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Apply for the ESN Executive Board 2024-2025!

Not sure what to do after your studies? Want to make the most out of your time as a student in Groningen? Keen to make an impact and create memorable experiences for 6,000+ students? Joining the ESN Groningen Executive Board is the perfect opportunity for you.

Why ESN Groningen?

ESN Groningen is the biggest international student organisation in Groningen and one of the largest ESN sections in Europe. We organise over 150 activities and 2 large Introduction Weeks, the biggest one being in September and welcoming over 2,000 international and Dutch students to Groningen. Next to that, we have four structural programmes that run throughout the year, 11 committees with 60+ members, 250 Buddies, and 350+ Introduction Guides combined. Moreover, our General Board and Council of Advice will be there for you throughout the entire year to direct you and help you with your bigger projects, making sure you create memorable experiences for students in Groningen. Sounds good? There’s a lot more to expect!

What to expect?

As a member of the Executive Board, you will be in charge of the organisation for an entire year. This means that you will not only organise unforgettable events and Introduction Weeks, but you will also represent the interests of international and internationally-oriented students towards the University of Groningen, the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, the municipality of Groningen, and other relevant parties through close cooperation. This is a great way to leave a lasting legacy in the city of Groningen and in the hearts of many students. The Executive Board consists of six students with the following positions: President, Secretary, Treasurer, External Relations Coordinator, Public Relations Coordinator, and Integration Coordinator. The board year starts part-time in June 2024 and becomes full-time from August 2024 onwards. 

Read more about the positions

What’s in it for you?
  • Endless networking and socialising opportunities with other student boards, as well as local, national, and international partners, companies, and parties
  • Travel in and outside of the Netherlands
  • Free trainings to improve your soft and hard skills
  • Experience that makes your CV stand out even in the most competitive crowds
  • An open office in the heart of Groningen with a modern computer set-up
  • Long-lasting friendships with the rest of your Board
Join a Board Information Evening!

We can keep on going about what you will get out of a year at ESN but we think that the best way to do so is face-to-face, not this webpage. So why don’t you come to one of the Board Information Evenings, where you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the current Board of ESN Groningen? You will also learn all the details first-hand and will get all your questions answered.

    • Date 1: Wednesday 6th March 19:15, The Cabin
      (Gedempte Zuiderdiep 67).
    • Date 2: Friday 22nd March 19:15, The Cabin
      (Gedempte Zuiderdiep 67).
    • Date 3: Thursday, 28th March 19:15, The Cabin
      (Gedempte Zuiderdiep 67).

Sign up for one of the Board Information Evenings


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! We would be glad to give you more information or just chat with you about what the ESN Groningen Board experience is like. You can send us an email at, give us a call during our open hours (+31 6 29984714 – Ruan ten Brink), or send us a message via Facebook or Instagram. We are also always happy to grab a cup of coffee together with you to talk about doing a board year at ESN Groningen! 

In addition, if you would like to get more in-depth information about what a Board year at ESN Groningen is like, you can read our brochure, which features thorough descriptions of each position, a timeline, experiences of previous ESN boards, and more.

Request a Board Information Brochure


If you are interested, you can apply by sending an email to with your CV and motivation letter by 23:59, March 31st. It is possible to apply for more than one position so please indicate the position(s) you are applying for in your motivation letter. We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Interested in the ESN General Board instead?

Find out more information about the ESN General Board here!

General Board Information