International Alumni Ambassadors Programme

International Alumni Ambassadors Programme

Application via:

Do you have what it takes to become an ambassador?

Are you:

– currently studying at the University of Groningen and graduating in 2021?

– enthusiastic and do you show initiative?

– someone with good social and communicative skills?

– willing to carry out some tasks for the University of Groningen on a voluntary basis (30–40 hours per year)?

Answered everything with a ‘yes’? Then please apply!

‘Student for now, alum forever!’ is one of the slogans used by the department of Alumni Relations & Fundraising of the University of Groningen. As an alum, you are a part of the large community of UG alumni and you will soon have the opportunity to play an active role in that community. 

The University of Groningen is looking for new International Alumni Ambassadors for the academic year 2021–2022.

As an ambassador, you will gain valuable experience during the training programme, which offers workshops on the following topics:

– how to present yourself

– how to network effectively

– the importance of connections in an international working environment

The training programme also consists of a visit to a large internationally operating company*. 

After you have completed the training programme, you will become one of the 15 ambassadors for the University, which means that you will know your way around the University and how to channel student questions.

At the end of the programme, you will receive an official certificate of participation from the Rector Magnificus during the festive summer ceremony in the Academy Building*.

From that moment on, you will be a contact for prospective international students who may ask you various questions regarding study programmes, accommodation, student or study associations, Groningen and much more!

Being an ambassador gives you the unique opportunity to connect with existing UG alumni networks all over the world, or even to set up your own, and to initiate activities. The department of Alumni Relations & Fundraising will support you in this.

To sum up: do you want to develop yourself into a fully-fledged ambassador, gain useful experience, connect with a network of over 90 former and current Alumni Ambassadors and remain actively involved with the University of Groningen?

Apply before 15 February for the position of ambassador via: Make sure to include your CV and a motivation letter in your application.

Need some help with your application? Find it here:

We will announce who has been selected at the end of February.

*Some parts of the programme are dependent on the coronavirus measures currently in place.

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