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VVM for students

De VVM is thé network of environmental professionals in the Netherlands. Up-and-coming sustainable talents and old hands in the environmental trade meet each other in our association. Around 1300 members easily get in touch in one of the 20 sections with themes such as biodiversity, water and climate & energy. Students and starters can (also) join section Young. And, within the network you can look for a mentor; handy when you're looking for an internship or your future job. 

In our network Dutch is the principal language, which certainly does not imply that as a non-Dutch speaker you cannot profit from a membership.

Student member at high discount

As a student, you can attend all activities except courses for free, unlike regular members. They pay 150 euros for a membership. Students pay only 15 euros a year, which is a 90% discount.

Cooperation with study associations

VVM cooperates with a diversity of Dutch study and student associations. Currently these are Aktief Slip (WUR), Biologica (WUR), FMC (Inholland Delft), Genius Loci (WUR), Hallieu (HvHL), Idun (RUG), IESA Shift (LU/TU Delft), Mundus (RU), Nitocra (WUR), Proton (UU), Spectrum (UvA), Storm (UU), Studenten voor Morgen (landelijk platform), SustainaGear (HAS), Sylvatica (WUR) and UBV (UU). For more information about these associations check this page

Isn't your association mentioned in the list above? We’d like to get in touch with the board! Mail us: uaerub.[antispam].@vvm.info.

What VVM has to offer non-Dutch speaking students:

  • an inspiring sustainable network of over 1150 members active in the field of environment and/ or sustainability ranging from trainees at municipalities to senior policy advisors, university professors, technical  specialists and independent consultants .
  • extensive searchable database to get in touch with environmental experts in your field of interest
  • mentorsystem: find an experienced VVM-member to discuss your study, internship or career options.
  • free access to our online scientific journal: Journal of integrative environmental sciences
  • free admittance to all our activities (except courses and certain dinners). All activities that are held in English are also announced in English. Every three years we host the NCGG International Symposium on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases
  • our yearly Rachel Carson Thesis Award for best thesis in the field of sustainability/ environmental issues is open to theses in both Dutch and English.
  • favourable membership fee: 15 euros a year instead of 150 euros for a regular membership.


Find out more?

E-mail, app or call VVM via uaerub.[antispam].@vvm.info, 06 38008382 or 030 232 29 89.

Become a member

Sign up with our network via www.vvm.info/aanmelden



Questions about your choice of study or career?

As a student member, you can put your questions to a VVM mentor. Mentors are enthusiastic members of VVM. These experienced environmental professionals are happy to think along with you about your study (direction) and your future career.

For example, a conversation with a mentor can be useful if you are in doubt about which specialisation to pursue or which sector you want to work in. A mentor can also discuss what your options are when you graduate or how to build up a good network.

Based on your request, VVM will try to make the best possible match between you and the mentor. How you get in touch is up to you. Calling, zooming or having a coffee. Maybe you only have one single meeting, but that doesn't have to be the case. Company visits have also been part of previous matches between mentor and mentee.