What is ESN?

Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is one of the biggest interdisciplinary student associations in Europe. It was born on the 16th October 1989 and legally registered in 1990 for supporting and developing student exchange.

We are present in more than 390 Higher Education Institutions from 36 countries. The network is constantly developing and expanding.

ESN is working in Higher Education (HE)

  • offering services to 150.000 students
  • mainly on a volunteer basis
  • with an average annual growth rate of 12,3% since 1990

ESN is operating on three levels, Local, National and International

ESN works for the creation of a more mobile and flexible education environment by supporting and developing the student exchange from different levels, and providing an intercultural experience also to those students who cannot access a period abroad ("internationalisation at home").

Aims / Principles

In synthesis, ESN

  • works to improve the social and practical integration of international students.
  • represents the needs and rights of international students on the local, national and international level.
  • provides relevant information about mobility programmes.
  • motivates students to study abroad.
  • works with the reintegration of homecoming students.
  • contributes to the improvement and accessibility of student mobility
  • cares about its members.
  • values volunteering and active citizenship.

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