Studentensport Vlaanderen

Studentensport Vlaanderen (SSV) is a federation within the decree regadering the granting of subsidies for the development, coordination and promotion of the sports offer of the student facilities of the Flemish Universities and colleges and the recognition and subsidization of a Flemish student sports association. 

The objectives and action points for Studentensport Vlaanderen are set out in a policy plan every four years. View the current policy plan here.


The Flemish (top sports) student easily finds his way to Flemish, Belgian and international student sports competitions and proudly defends the colors of his institution, association and country respectively.


SSV provides the necessary framework in which (competitive) student sports can flourish in Flanders. SSV initiates, facilitates and organizes the necessary activities that lead to growth in participation in Flemish, Belgian and international student competitions.

SSV will also pay the necessary attention to non-sporting participation. Not only looking at the actual participants in the competitions and activities, but also at students who are involved in these activities. This includes volunteers/job students, students from a film school who film the competitions, marketing students who use social media to promote student sports, but especially the spectators and supporters who come along to lead “their team” to victory. to cheer and thus give extra cachet to the competitions.
SSV also provides the necessary initiatives to involve students from as many different institutions as possible in the cross-association student sports offer.

Sports offer Studentensport Vlaanderen

Studentensport Vlaanderen organizes championships for students in higher education (universities and universities of applied sciences) on different levels.

Flemish competitions

Studentensport Vlaanderen organizes championships for the students of the different Flemish higher education institutions.
These a mainly teamsports and some individuel sports as well.

The apotheosis of the Flemish sports offer are the ‘Vlaamse Finales’. During these finals, the teams who are selected during the qualifications compete for the title ‘Flemish student champion’.

Belgian competitions

Togheter with ASEUS, the Waloon student sports federation, we organize Belgian Student Championships in individuals sports. 

Our Flemish student champions in team sports, will compete against the Walloon champions on the BUSF finales in April.

International competitions

BUSF (SSV & ASEUS) acts as facilitator for the participation of students who are also elite sportsmen/women in the international competitions of FISU. 
(International University Sports Federation) organizes world championships (World University Championships: WUC’s) and Olympic Games for students (World University Games: WUG).


Athletic college and university students

Every academic year the award for the athletic college and university students is offered by Studentensport Vlaanderen. 

Every year the following awards are assigned: 

1. Award Athletic University Student: 

This award is assigned to an university student that managed to effectively combine his/her educational career with his/her top sports career

2. Award Athletic College Student:

This award is assigned to a college student that managed to effectively combine his/her educational career with his/her top sports career

Every university and college can nominate 1 student each academic year. All nominees need to be successfully graduated in the year before the ceremony and have the Belgian nationality.


Our empolyees

Eva Vander Velpen

Nancy Rotiers


Board of directors

Nils Van de Velden

Universiteit Antwerpen (AUHA)

Martine Libens Universiteit Hasselt (AUHL) Vice-president
Dirk Van de Wiele Vrije Universiteit Brussel (UAB) Treasurer
Hanne Sterkens Associatie KU Leuven (Associatie KU Leuven) Secretary
Lieve Lemaître Hogeschool Gent (AUGent) Competition Coordinator
Pieter Van Kelst KU Leuven (Associatie KU Leuven) Member of the daily board
Leen Dellafaille Odisee Hogeschool (Associatie KU Leuven) Board member
Sarah H'Madoun Thomas More (Associatie KU Leuven) Board member
Chesney Deleu

Vives Hogeschool (Associatie KU Leuven)

Board member
Saar Olivier Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen (AUGent) Board member
Koen Eerdekens Universiteit Gent (AUGent) Board member
Klaas Siemoens Arteveldehogeschool (AUGent) Board member
Lina Mejdoubi Haddaji Erasmus Hogeschool Brussel (UAB) Board member
Mathijs Houben Karel de Grote Hogeschool (AUHA) Board member
Joeri Clerckx AP Hogeschool (AUHA) Board member