The European Students’ Union (ESU) is the umbrella organisation of 44 National Unions of Students (NUS) from 40 countries. Through its members, ESU represents the educational, social, economic and cultural interests of almost 20 million students in Europe.

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How to become a member?

How to become a member?

Membership is open to National Unions of students:

  • That are democratic, representative and independent
  • Who are open to all students in the country regardless of their political conviction, religion, ethnic or cultural origin, sexual orientation, social standing
  • That are run and controlled by students
  • That run democratic elections


In order to apply, a National Union of Students has to submit by email to

  • A motivation letter
  • The constitution and standing orders of the organisation (in original and english language)
  • A plan of work
  • A filled in membership questionnaire


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