Students on campus

Student Participation

The right to participate in decision-making is an important democratic right. You can co-decide and advise at various levels (program, School, university, and national level), on all matters regarding the curriculum and the organization of Tilburg University. Taking part in these decision-making processes can be a great learning experience.

Management participation

Tilburg University offers management participation grants for students sitting on the various participation bodies. Students also receive an attendance fee from the School for preparing and attending meetings.

Participation bodies

Participation at Tilburg University

University councils

Students and employees are represented in the University Council. Everyone interested can inspect the agenda and the documents via the University Council’s SharePoint folder. If the relevant documents cannot be viewed in this folder, you can inspect them at the secretary’s office in C 163 or request copies there.

Student parties

Students are members of one of the student parties, SAM or Front. The Central Council for Student Parties (Centraal Overleg Studentenfracties) is the overall consultative body for student participation at Tilburg University. You can reach them at

Participation in the Divisions
    Student Advisory Board Library and IT Services
National participation
  • ISO
    Interstedelijk StudentenOverleg. It represents all students from Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences.
  • LSvB (Dutch only)
    Landelijke Studentenvakbond
  • NSE
    National Student Survey
Tilburg City Council