National representative organizations

ISO Interstedelijk Studenten Overleg
The ISO is the largest national student organization and represents the general interests of over 200,000 students in higher education. The ISO has 24 full members and five covenant partners. It maintains ongoing contact with the Ministry of Education, all major political parties and the various Dutch institutes of higher education.

National Student Union LSVb
The National Student Union (LSVb) represents the interests of all students in the Netherlands, and attempts to influence government policy in order to improve the students' position.
Any student who wishes to serve his or her faculty, programme, university or city can do so with the help of the LSVb. The organization offers assistance to student organizations in formulating a plan for setting up a formal co-determination body, and provides training, advice on organizational matters and much more.