For first years (& FAQ)

Welcome to the website of Studievereniging Babel! We’re glad you’re interested in the field of linguistics, and we believe our association makes it even more fun! We organise activities that bring all the linguistics students together, from study sessions to goat petting, we do it all! Take a look at our calendar or Instagram!

It’s important to keep in mind, we are a study association (studievereniging), which is a bit different compared to a student association (studentenvereniging). Study associations are more closely connected to the university. The main differences are that we are bound to a specific study and, most importantly, we do not have any hazing (ontgroening) practices!

Who are our members?

We’re here for the students of the bachelor, master, and minors in linguistics, the master multilingualism & language acquisition, and the minor language development.

Why would I become a member?

Members benefit from exclusive activities, book discounts, networking opportunities, and much more! Because we are a relatively small association, everyone gets to know everyone and we always look forward to welcoming new students!

I’m in! How do I become a member?

If you’ve just got enthusiastic about joining the association, take a look at the ‘Become a member’ button on our homepage! You will also get a chance to sign up during the introduction week, where our members will also be able to answer any questions you may have. Once you’ve paid the contribution, we will process your application and send a confirmation email your way as soon as we’re done. Usually, members join in their first year for the full three years of their bachelor programme, which costs €25 in total. If necessary, such as when you start the master programme, you can extend your membership for only €7,50.

Keep in mind: your application is processed manually. This means that it may take a while for your application to be accepted, but don’t worry; we accept everyone!

Why would I make an account on the website?

The most important pages on our website are located in the “members” section in the navigation. These pages contain the discounts you get as a member (such as the discount on study related books on!) and pictures from our activities.

Once we have processed your application, you can make an account on our website to gain access to these member-exclusive pages (accounts are also manually accepted, so this may also take some extra time).

Unanswered questions?

Do you have a question that is not in here? You can always send an e-mail to We’re happy to provide you with more information about the association as well as the study!

We’re eagerly awaiting to see you around!

Much love,
Babel’s board

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