Exchange Ambassadors Programme

Become an exchange ambassador or international or alumni ambassador

Would you like to connect with your fellow local and international students and play an important role representing the University of Amsterdam? Join one of our award-winning UvA Ambassador Programmes!


Global Exchange Ambassadors 2014-2015

Global Exchange Ambassador

Exchange students are the best advocates for their programmes. The Global Exchange Programme is built on reciprocity: for every student who comes to the UvA from a given partner university, one UvA student can go to that university to study. It is therefore important to raise students’ awareness of the programme and participating universities so that more students can take part.

UvA named joint winner of U21 2017 Global Ingenuity Challenge

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and University of Nottingham are the joint winners of the U21 2017 Global Ingenuity Challenge. The theme of this year’s challenge, which is organised by Universitas 21, was ‘Promoting Cultural Inclusiveness in Society. A team from the UvA was awarded first prize for its 'Unify' entry. (Exchange inbound)

Photo: René van den Burg

Award-winning programme

In 2015, the Global Exchange Ambassador Programme won the prestigious Orange Carpet Award for the sector Higher Education. The award was granted to highlight outstanding initiatives that promote the international character of Dutch higher education.

Erasmus Exchange Ambassador

Every year, hundreds of Erasmus exchange students attend the UvA for a period of their studies, and just as many UvA students leave to attend European partner universities. The reason for this yearly migration of students is that the Erasmus Exchange Programme is one of the greatest culture and character building programs that you can have in your whole life.  It is therefore important to raise students’ awareness of the programme.

International Student Ambassador

We strongly believe in the importance of informing prospective students about the University of Amsterdam through personal contact and first-hand experiences. Who better to represent the UvA to interested students from around the world than our own students?

As a current student, you can offer prospective students information about your experiences with the international degree programmes, campus and teaching style at the UvA, as well as the vibrant student life in Amsterdam.

Alumni Ambassador

After your graduation, you can continue to develop your international network and represent the UvA to prospective and current students as an Alumni Ambassador.

UvA Alumni Ambassadors support the UvA Alumni chapters and circles in Beijing, London, New York, and St. Petersburg by organising two alumni events per year. They also represent the UvA at international education fairs. For more information please visit the alumni website.

Photo: Guido de Wilde

Contribute your talents, enhance your skills

As an ambassador, you will contribute according to your talents and interests. Working with other ambassadors in a mixed group of local and international students, you might get involved in advising students, organising events, writing articles or producing a newsletter, for example. In exchange, you will receive training to help develop or enhance your intercultural, networking, project planning and professional skills.

Find out more

Click on the links below to find more information or to apply online. The deadline for the first semester is 1 September and for the second semester is 1 February.


Contact Guido de Wilde, Student Exchange Coordinator:

Published by  Studenten Services

3 August 2017