SIB-Utrecht
Broaden your horizon with SIB-Utrecht!

About us!

Dive into our student life! SIB-Utrecht is the student association that combines Dutch student life 🇳🇱 with thought-provoking activities such as talks, symposia, and workshops! It is an association where you can enjoy, explore, and experience the world around you.

SIB has around 200 members and a very diverse student body! We have a lot of bachelor students, but also students who are currently in their master studies phase. There is no hazing or hierarchy. Thus, you can decide for yourself how active you want to be within SIB!

Impression of our weekly drinks after a talk or debate in Café Hemingway (Photo taken before COVID-19 safety measures).

Our Tuesday night

Every Tuesday evening, we have a more educational activity centered around an international or social topic, ranging from talks, to debate nights, to workshops. Variety is key! Combined with the subsequent drinks it, forms the main body of SIB-Utrecht’s activities.

 

Taking some perfect pictures during our recent trip to Bilbao (Spain) last year.

Our Active student life

Aside from our open-to-all activities on Tuesday, we organize lots of activities for our members. These are intellectual as well as social and will allow you to entertain yourself throughout your time in Utrecht. As a member you can join different committees or societies that organize events such as (film) talks, theme parties, trips, excursions, and dinners for the other members.

Talk on the rise of podcasts with Tim de Gier and Lamyae Aharoua in Instituto Cervantes (28-01-2020).

The world is at your feet with SIB-Utrecht

SIB organizes all kinds of trips, such as hitchhiking trips, short trips and longer trips abroad. We have been to European destinations like Greece, Spain, and Turkey. In the summer we organize a grand trip to exceptional destinations like Georgia, India, or the Baltic States. Characteristic for all SIB trips is the balance of social as well as more intellectual activities and, of course, the freedom to explore on your own.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

Can I combine SIB with my studies/sport/job?

Yes, totally! A lot of our members combine SIB with other activities in their life, such as their honours programme, (student) sport, or part-time job. SIB is actually a great addition to your student life as it gives you opportunities that you might not find in your study program.

Are there mandatory activities at SIB?

Nope! At SIB, nothing is mandatory. Of course, we encourage you to attend our activities, mainly the introductory ones, as they are designed for you to find your place within the SIB. But we will never force you to do anything: you can be as involved and active as much or as little as you want. For example, during your exam period or if you travel abroad during an exchange.

Should I become a member in the current COVID-19 situation?

We totally understand you might feel different about joining a student association right now. However, we believe that a SIB membership can really enhance your student life, especially in these weird times. A membership can be your entry in the student life in Utrecht, specifically as so many study related activities are also online!

Can I try out a SIB membership?

Yes! Why not try out our membership with our special Orientation Days deal and get a half-year membership for just €10! Or, if you sign-up for the entire year you get a €10 euro discount on a year-membership and pay €50 (instead of the usual €60). Sign-up: https://sib-utrecht.nl/en/inschrijven/

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