Utrecht University Alumni: A global family

The number of Utrecht University graduates living abroad, i.e. outside the Netherlands, is increasing rapidly. The University feels closely connected to all its alumni, near or far. Many alumni themselves think back with great pride and have fond memories of their time at Utrecht University. For many of them these feelings grow stronger, the further removed they find themselves, in a geographical sense, from Utrecht.

The Alumni Office wants to reach out to all those alumni living abroad and encourage them to reach out to it as well as to each other.

Alumni Diner in Jarkarta Indonesia (February 2016)

Utrecht University lecturers, professors and staff work and travel the globe and they would very much like to get in touch with their University’s alumni living abroad while on their journeys. The Alumni Office puts in place events that allow Utrecht University staff and alumni to meet up. Read more about recent activities and check our Agenda to see which are coming up next.

Please make sure that you share your contact details with us, so we can send you invitations for any events schedulded in the country where you live.


In addition, Utrecht University is currently in the process of setting up International Alumni Chapters. An Alumni Chapter is an association of alumni that regularly organises various events and is run by a board of alumni.

The Chapters form a network, creating opportunities for both alumni as well as the university. On the one hand, a professional alumni network provides the university a platform to keep its alumni up to speed on the current and exciting scientific developments being made at Utrecht. On the other, it also offers alumni a similar platform, e.g. to find a suitable apprentice or employee for their business or research project.

More information on the Alumni Chapters that are about to be set up in 2017 will follow here soon.

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Alumni at China Education Expo (October 2015)

International alumni are a vital element in the recruitment of new international students. Your stories and experiences are the best source of information for students thinking of enrolling at Utrecht University.

The Alumni Office regularly reaches out to its alumni, seeking their support through informative events, exchange student briefings, pre-departure events and various other activities.


Would you like to get in touch with other alumni in your area? Are you interested in organising events or setting up a Chapter in your country? Or do you have any other suggestions or questions to put to us? Please let us know by reaching out to our International Alumni Officer Willemijn Vermaas.  

Phone: 030 253 9624