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More Than a Degree

The Student Union stimulates students to develop non-curricular competencies. Students have access to multiple events and services that help them get more than just an academic degree during their studies. Below, you can find out more about the different elements of the More Than A Degree brand.

Every student who is involved in the student life of Enschede is, often without knowing it, involved with the More Than A Degree program. The program can be divided into four phases, these phases provide space for the development of many different competencies, which are described here.

  1. Association member
  2. Small activism
  3. Big activism
  4. Activism ambassador


The Student Union facilitates the development of competencies for students in various phases. For example, as a student you can always make use of the training sessions of the Student Union Afternoon Sessions, regardless of the phase of the More Than A Degree program in which you find yourself.

The large activism receives special attention within the Student Union through the Board Improvement Program. This program consists of a board day, training month, board training, association weekend, activism recognition, and the talent pool. More information on this can be found on the webpage of the Board Improvement Program. It is important to know that the function-specific trainings of the training month are open to all students.

The University of Twente, in cooperation with the Student Union, provides financial support for several forms of activism. For more information on these FOBOS scholarships visit this webpage.

Board Improvement Program
Activism Grant


To stimulate competence development outside the curriculum, the Student Union informs and promotes student activism. For example, on our Activism webpage information can be found about the importance of activism and a parent brochure.

But More Than A Degree is also promoted with activities. Think of for example the Activismmarket which is organised every year in the spring. This is a very suitable opportunity to orientate and inform about activism.

The Student Union also recognises the importance and appreciation for activism at the More Than A Degree Awardshow. Every year the students who have delivered exceptional achievements for or in the student culture of Enschede are put in the spotlight.

Information about Activism
MTAD - Info Market
More Than A Degree Awards