How to become a member of NEST?

  1. Come to one of the NEST open lessons. You get to know the atmosphere of the group(s) and you can ask all questions you want to the members, directors and board members. It’s fun!
  2. Ask for a sign-up form. You can also ask for a sign-up form via email by emailing to Try to get it at or before the last open lesson.
  3. Hand in the form before the date mentioned on the form and according to the instructions on the form.
  4. Yay! you are now a member of NEST. But wait! The inevitable fees and admissions are awaiting 🙁
  5. You need to get a UnionCard. You can find out more details about it, by going to: .
  6. If you have an UnionCard you need to pay the associations fee and the contribution.
    1. To do so, you first need to subscribe to NEST.
      1. Go to (if the page does not load, try accessing the website via an incognito window)
      2. Log in with your UT credentials 
      3. Go to profile > Organizations. 
      4. There you can select NEST from the drop-down menu, and click save.
    2. Now you need to wait to be accepted (this may take a few days since this happens manually by the board of NEST). Once you are accepted, you will receive an email (until then, you can’t yet pay the association fee or contribution).
    3. Once you receive the e-mail, you can continue with the payments.
    4. Paying the associations fee:
      1. Go again to
      2. Go to what’s on offer
      3. At Select Site: Select NEST instead of Campus UTwente
      4. Click on Add under ‘Heffing Nest’ (for full-year) or ‘Heffing Nest HalfY’ (for a half year), which now appears on your screen.
      5. Click on the shopping cart at the top of the screen.
      6. Pay your association fee.
      7. note: If you are a PhD student or an employee at the university (thus the association fee is zero for you) you still need to ‘buy’ the association fee! If you do not do this, there will be a fine!
    5. Paying  the contribution to NEST:
      1. This will happen via bank transfer. The treasurer of NEST will send you an email about how to do this and what you need to include in your bank transfer.