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European student conference: UNICA

Last modified on 12-12-2022
UNICA aims to engage students in shaping higher education in Europe and encourage them to address both local and global issues.
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In brief

Organized once every two years, the UNICA Student Conference is the premier networking event for European students. Over 200 students spend a week (full-time) on the campus of the host institution and participate in group forums, debates, plenary discussions, and social and cultural activities.

Information session and workshops

  • Attend our (online) information session on 21 March 2023 16:00-17:00 (link will appear here in due time) to find out if the programme matches your ambitions and hear how you can apply.
  • Register for workshopsExternal link hosted by the Office of International Student Affairs to get helpful tips to overcome the challenges in applying, and how to prepare.


UNICA is a network of more than 50 universities in 38 capitals of Europe, representing more than 1.5 million students. It sees the voice of these students as essential in shaping the future of higher education and calls on students to join in discussions on the issues surrounding local and global problems.


UNICA offers a unique opportunity to learn about advocacy, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, social innovation and community development in a very short time.

Participation in the conference gives you the perfect opportunity to network and meet peers from all over Europe. In addition, it is also a valuable experience for your CV.

Practical matters


The UNICA Student Conference is open to students in their second or third year of Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD students. 


The host institution will pay for lodging during the conference, some dinners and cultural activities. The UvA will provide a scholarship to meet travel expenses.


Sign up for the newsletter so you will be notified as soon as more is known about the upcoming edition. Do you have a question? Then email global@uva.nlExternal link. Learn more about UNICA's student activitiesExternal link.