Apply for the Student Ambassador Programme

Last modified: 26 October 2023

Applications are now closed for the #WeAreInternational Student Ambassador programme. Applications will re-open in autumn 2024.

About the programme

Last modified: 03 October 2023

The #WeAreInternational Student Ambassador programme is an education policy and leadership development scheme for international students who are currently studying in the UK. Through this programme, UKCISA connects student ambassadors to a network of emerging future leaders.

Our vision for the programme is to empower international students to be key partners in shaping a quality student experience, by using their first-hand experience of studying in the UK to influence policy and develop an inclusive global student community.

#WeAreInternational Student Ambassadors will be equipped with policy knowledge and leadership skills to lead change and influence dialogue through their own lived experiences studying in the UK.

As a #WeAreInternational Student Ambassador, you will join a team of ambassadors and help the UK deliver a world-class international student experience. Together, you will share responsibility to engage in activities relating to four main areas: 

Policy influencing

Learning and development

Community outreach

How to apply

Last modified: 26 October 2023

Applications are now closed for the #WeAreInternational Student Ambassador programme. Applications will re-open in autumn 2024.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Last modified: 03 October 2023

How are applications reviewed?

I do not have any policy knowledge or leadership experience, do I still have a chance of being selected?

Do I have to live in the UK at the time of applying?

I came to the UK this year as a first-year student, can I still apply?

This is my final year and I will graduate in June/July 2024, can I still apply?

Who are the current student ambassadors and when are they going to complete this programme?

I do not meet the age requirement, can I still apply?

I am not available for the online interview on Wednesday 29 November 2023, what do I do?

I have just graduated this autumn 2023, can I apply?

Are there any in-person activities for the programme next year?

What do I need to pay for?

Will I receive a salary on the programme?

Meet the current student ambassadors

Last modified: 03 October 2023

Find out more about the current #WeAreInternational Student Ambassadors and read more about their experiences in the role. 

Annie Chan

Juan Ramon Candia

Ilo Unuigbe

Nebu George

Lindsay Nygren