ANSA, Storgata 19, 0184 Oslo, Norway
+47 22 47 76 00
Academisch Centrum Tandheelkunde Amsterdam, Gustav Mahlerlaan 3004, 1081 LA Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rue de la Loi, 26-15,1040 Brussels, Belgium
15 Rue Guimard B-1040. Brussels, Belgium
European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN)Clos du Parnasse, 11AB-1050 Brussels Belgium
+32 2 512 74 19
Rue du Luxembourg 19-21, 1000 Brussels – Belgium
Avenue Antoine Depage 1000 Brussels Belgium
Rue Archimède 50, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium.
+32 2 265 57 07
Secretariat Political Science, Postbox 9108, 6500HK Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
+31 24 361 27 54
IFMSA General Secretariat, c/o WMA B.P.6301212 Ferney-Voltaire CEDEX-France IFMSA International Office; c/o Academic Medical Center. J0-105. Meibergdreef 15, 1105 AZ Amsterda
Rue de la Charite 17, B-1210 Brussels, Belgium
+32 222 34 820
ISHA Secretariat, c/o FSI Geschichte, Humbolt Universität zu Berlin, Friedrichstrasse 191-193, 10099 Berlin, Germany
Rue de l’Industrie 10, 1000 Brussels – Belgium
+32 2 893 24 14
How to become a candidate member?
Various student organisations exist at the European and international level that deal with higher education in different ways. The European Students’ Union (ESU) works towards unifying the voices of student bodies in Europe in relation to higher education.
Student organisations, other than national unions of students, are able to associate themselves to ESU and thus be involved in the discussion and information exchange of ESU’s structures.
In order to apply to apply for the status of an Associate
Organisation to ESU, the respective organisation must submit:
- A motivation letter
- The constitution (statutes) and standing orders of the organisation (in original and english language)
- A plan of work
- A filled out membership questionnaire
ESU’S application and membership process
ESU currently has 13 Associate Organisations. In order to be eligible as an Associate Organisation to ESU, the respective organisation must fulfil the following criteria
- Have students or local/national student organisations as members;
- Be democratically run for students and by students;
- Have objectives that are in line with ESU’s objectives;
- Have members from at least 8 countries that are parties to the European Cultural Convention;
These documents (all in English) shall be handed in electronically and by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
All documents shall be circulated to ESU’s member unions by ESU’s secretariat not less than thirty days before a Board
Meeting as explained in ESU’s statutes.
Applications will be considered as valid until the Board Meeting has taken a vote on whether an associate status should be
granted to the applicant. The status of an associate organisation is granted by a 3/4 majority of votes cast.
The organisation is granted the status of an associate organisation for an indefinite period of time. The Coordinator for
Membership Issues at ESU and the Executive Committee shall review the activities of the organisation on a regular basis.
If the organisation ceases to fulfill the criteria laid down in the preceding paragraph, the Coordinator and the EC will propose
to the Board Meeting to revoke the status of the associate organisation. A member union can also propose to the
Board Meeting to revoke the status of an associate organisation. The status is revoked by a 3/4 majority of votes
Resignation from ESU
An associate organisation can resign from ESU by notifying ESU’s Executive Committee about that in a formal letter.
For more information about the benefits and duties of associate organisations, please send an e-mail to