Extracurricular activities

When you’re not busy studying, why not join a study association, or enjoy one of the many cultural, sporting and social activities?

Humanities study associations

Why would you join a study association? Well, first of all, it’s a great way to enrich your student life by combining activities relevant to your degree with having a good time. The associations are a great way to get to know your fellow students. You can take part in a large number of activities, including trips, parties, drinks and lectures. Being a member can also have some practical benefits, such as discounts on your course books.

The Faculty of Humanities has four study associations:

  • Icarus
    Icarus is the study association for students of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Sciences.

  • Kliché
    Kliché is the study association for all students  of Communication and Information Sciences (CIW), Literature and Society (L&S) and Media, Art, Design and Architecture (MKDA).

  • Merlijn
    Merlijn is the study association for all History students.

  • Synkratos
    Synkratos is the study association for students of Archaeology, Ancient Studies and Greek and Latin Literature and Culture.

Cultural, sporting and social activities


VU campus
All departments are close together on the VU campus, which means it will be easy to meet lots of people from different areas of study.

Griffioen cultural centre
At the Griffioen, the VU cultural centre in Uilenstede, you can go to the theatre to see the latest comedy shows or you can follow a creative course.

VU sports centre
VU is great for sports as well. At the VU sports centre you can take part in all kinds of sports, from bodyshape to Zumba, for student prices.