Do you want to experience Oxford, Harvard, and the United Nations in 1 year?

Are you an ambitious student looking to get the most out of your time at university?   Do you want to improve your public speaking, negotiating, and lobbying skills? Then join our 2016-2017 United Netherlands delegation!    

United Netherlands is recruiting delegates

Every year United Netherlands organizes the 10 ECTS course ‘United Nations and Multilateral Diplomacy’ for a selected group of 30 students.  The purpose is to learn about the United Nations, International Diplomacy and also to improve your personal skills –  public speaking or lobbying. Not only will those skills be useful for the programme, but they will benefit you for your lifetime. Read the story of a former delegate.

In 20 weeks the members of the Delegation prepare to participate in Model United Nations (MUN) conferences at Oxford and Harvard. At these conference you will compete against and cooperate with students from top universities from around the world in committees such as the Human Rights Council, Historical General Assembly, and of course, the Security Council.

Practical information

  • The course is open to students from all academic backgrounds. In fact, we recognize the power of fresh, multidisciplinary perspectives. We are looking for ambition, diversity and a touch of idealism. Plus, applicants are often surprised by their own performance!

  • The only requirement is that you are enrolled in a Dutch university for the academic year 2016-2017. International students are more than welcome.

  • The application deadline is August 23, 2016. 

  • For more information on the selection process please see the Delegation Programme website or send an email

Last Modified: 10-08-2016