Federations and associations
The various associations are clustered in a number of federations.
There are six federations: ESSF, FSE, Compositum, Scala, FISO and a Career federation.
Basically, ESSF represents the sports associations, FSE the study program-related associations, Compositum the student social clubs, Scala the cultural associations and Career associations. The umbrella organization FISO includes two associations dealing with international students (Cosmos and AEGEE), Ichtus (philosophical/religious), TU/Enable (offering education to refugees) and Compass (LGBTQ+).
Appendix 2 of the Student Financial Support (Profileringsfonds) Regulations states which associations in the above-mentioned federations are eligible for administrative grants.
The amount available each year for administrative grants is expressed in a number of administrative grant months.
A certain number of months are available to each federation. The federations distribute these months among their associations after consulting with these associations.
The federations then notify ESA (studentcounselor) of the distribution of the months so that ESA can take this into account when individual applications for an administrative grant are submitted.