About TINT

Our values

Inspiration is the driving fource of your life; finding what gives you joy and energy. It can come from all kinds of sources; from the people around you, the challenges you encounter, or perhaps from the realm of spirituality. 

TINT believes that finding your purpose in life and being openminded can help to find your place and way in the world.

An often vulnerable topic, but with the safe space we provide at TINT we guide students in creating more self-awareness and teach them the art of living.

We help, contribute to, and care for the student life of Eindhoven, because we believe it is important to be there for each other. 



TINT provides a welcoming meeting place for all students of Eindhoven to provide the possibility to feel part of a community and create a feeling of belonging. Almost all our events are collaborations with different organisations at the TU/e.

Meet the team

Margit van Tuijl

 Life coach



Because of my passion for life questions I decided to study theology and follow courses in philosophy, psychology and spiritual care.


In 2013 I moved to Eindhoven to start working at TINT as a life coach for students. To guide people on their life path is a great source of inspiration to me.


So if you’re struggling with personal issues and you feel like talking about it with someone in confidence, you’re welcome to contact me!

Marja Ernst

Life coach



I studied Mechanical Engineering and Innovation Studies at TU/e and even did my PhD and a post-doc project here. Later, I also did a Master in Religious Studies and specialized in spiritual counseling.


As a life coach I accompany you on a small part of your life path: I think nothing is too strange to talk about.


Feel free to contact me, your story -big or small- matters!

Kimberly Drabbels

Program manager



I studied Industrial Design at the TU/e. ⁠

I'm in charge of keeping the team running smoothly. I love to provide structure, network with new parties, and work on graphic designs.


My goal is to support people in improving their mental well-being and personal growth. So, what better place to do that than at TINT? ⁠


Gergely Fodor

Event organizer



I am in my 2nd year of my bachelor's as an Electrical Engineering student!⚡️⚡️⁠

Within TINT I am organizing events, making promo and, and staying in touch with you. I joined TINT because I want to normalize having deep discussions and conversations with each other since we all tend to get lost in daily life. ⁠

I hope to see you at one of our upcoming events this year!

Kasper de Bruijn

Event organizer



I am an Applied Physics student at TU/e.⁠

My role within TINT is to organize the various events TINT has to offer and create podcasts. My goal is to reach as many people as possible, as I believe more students can benefit from knowing TINT and the many workshops, events and community get-togethers it has to offer!⁠


I think a lot of people can learn somthing at TINT, I know that I did!⁠



TINT is part of a wide network of students, student associations, student support organizations, partner organizations, educational institutions, and the local and regional network in which our students find themselves. In this way, we stay in touch of what is going on around us, can give advice where needed, and can easily collaborate in organizing events.

TINT falls under the umbrella called FISO. FISO is the umbrella representing internationalisation, inclusivity and well-being for students in Eindhoven. Together with FISO or associations within FISO, we host all kinds of events. 

TINT is an active member of the SWeN team (Student Wellbeing Network). SWeN's goal is to improve communication and collaboration between various TU/e organizations that support student well-being. All umbrella associations at TU/e participate in SWeN.

A brief history

Did you know that TINT is almost as old as the TU/e? In 1957 a student chaplaincy for Christian students to come together to meet and pray developed. A network of several different Christian communities began to form called the Eindhoven Studentenkerk (Eindhoven Student Church), or ESK for short. Over the years, ESK became a space for religious students who did not feel at home at more traditional churches, slowly transforming ESK into a more open religious community. The central values became:

  • Viewing someone as a complete person (holistic view)
  • Acting and activating (or empowering) from passion
  • Having an open dialogue with people who think differently (active pluralism)
  • Reflecting on one's own identity

Within this increasingly heterogeneous group, two different needs arose: students needed support and a safe place to explore their life questions, and all-inclusive believers needed more unity and harmony between different Christian beliefs. To attend to those needs, the ESK decided to divide the efforts between 'De Kapel' and TINT. Here, TINT evolved into an organization supporting religious and non-religious students with their life questions. 

TINT started providing a more modern style of pastoral care focused on emotional, social, and spiritual support through life coaching to students from over 90 nationalities and with various religious, cultural, and spiritual backgrounds. Alongside the life coaching support, TINT started to organize more workshops, events, dinners, and other gatherings to support students in Eindhoven. TINT moved to the TU/e campus, and staff often ask TINT to collaborate and provide advice on student well-being and integration. Also, student associations' boards have been requesting group workshops on interpersonal relationships to empower them to help their peers. Slowly but surely, TINT also became more visible to students from Fontys.


Our work to empower students seems to be effective. After guiding religious and spiritual associations within umbrella organization Credo, students expressed that they found the need to run their own umbrella organization. Not only around religion and spirituality but diversity, internationality, and identity as a whole. This way, the students helped TINT grow its perspective and step more into its pastoral role again: supporting the umbrella organization and its members in finding their identities and prospected place in this world with confidence.


As we are ever-evolving, just like the Eindhoven students we guide, our aim is always to listen to the students' needs and provide support with personal development and life questions related to the philosophy of life, meaning, spirituality and identity.


"In the past year I got to know the TINT organization and its employees better. A passionate organization within the TU Eindhoven within which students are given the space to further develop themselves on a personal level and to establish contact with each other. How important this is for students is shown over and over again, but even more so in this strange period. How do you maintain contact with each other? How do you find balance between mostly online education and social life in a student city? Many students with questions also seek support in this. Support that can be found via TINT. I am happy with the warm contact I have built up with Arantja Rosalina and Margit van Tuijl and my place as a coach on their website."


~ Annelies Hovestad, Study counselor and career coach (October 2020)


"TINT is a low threshold organisation with easy access. As a cross-cultural trainer, I was asked to give a talk on ' knowing the Dutch ways' an intorduction to the Dutch culture in a light manner. The setting was cosy and informal and the member of the organisation is friendly and helpful. Really enjoyed working together with Tint."


~ Kirtika van Hunen, Intercultural coach (September 2019)

"TINT team is super active and communicative. I was invited as a speaker and I loved the whole process right from starting discussion to finally executing the workshop. The venue is also well equipped with state of arts seating and presentation arrangements. I loved it!"

~ Piyush Modi, Visual Storytelling Trainer (May, 2019)

"There's nothing better than exchanging ideas or learning something new about the world while getting to know new people from all kind of backgrounds. Things get even better when nice food is involved 😃. Really inspiring and mind-opening events; having a nice time is guaranteed."


~ Alberto Tuzzi, TU/e student (October 2018)

Annual Reports / Jaarverslagen


Annual report 2022 (English)
Annual report TINT 2022.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 10.0 MB
Jaarverslag 2022 (Nederlands)
Jaarverslag TINT 2022.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 9.9 MB


Annual Report 2021 (English)
Annual Report 2021 (English) - Stichting
Adobe Acrobat Document 968.7 KB
Jaarverslag 2021 (Nederlands)
Jaarverslag 2021 (Nederlands) - Stichtin
Adobe Acrobat Document 972.4 KB


Annual Report 2020 (English)
Annual Report 2020 (English) - Stichting
Adobe Acrobat Document 838.5 KB
Jaarverslag 2020 (Nederlands)
Jaarverslag 2020 (Nederlands) - Stichtin
Adobe Acrobat Document 825.9 KB


Annual Report 2019 (English)
TINT Annual Report 2019.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 11.2 MB
Jaarverslag 2019 (Nederlands)
TINT Jaarverslag 2019.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 11.6 MB


Annual Report 2018 (English)
TINT Annual Report 2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 6.8 MB
Jaarverslag 2018 (Nederlands)
TINT Jaarverslag 2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 6.4 MB

TINT Eindhoven

Eindhoven University of Technology

Atlas building, 2nd floor

Groene Loper 3

5612 AE Eindhoven



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