How to become a candidate member?
After successfully submitting an application for membership, the applying national union of students may be granted candidate status at a Board Meeting.
To apply for membership, go to this page. Once the candidate status has been given, the National Union of Students will retain the status for at least a year, during which a study visit is held to confirm that the organisation does fulfil the ESU membership criteria.
Once a study visit is held
The Board Meeting once again votes on whether the national union of student is to:
- become a member of ESU
- remain candidate member of ESU for a specified period of time
- rejected due to non compliance to membership criteria
For more information on the benefits and duties of candidates or on how a study visit should be organised please email