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Being a StudyNT Student Ambassador will complement your current studies while contributing to your personal and professional development. You will help promote Northern Territory educational facilities as well as showcase all the Northern Territory has to offer as a study destination and place to call home. This is an exciting initiative which will see you be part of a select team of students who will undertake activities throughout 2018.

In addition to four professional development days, you may have the opportunity to:

  • Attend formal receptions and dinners with local and international business people
  • Present to meetings on your experiences as an international student
  • Rub shoulders with our political leaders, business community and educational institutions.

Throughout your time as a 2018 StudyNT Student Ambassador the message you will be delivering is that Australia’s Northern Territory offers an amazing range of education options with plenty of employment and work experience opportunities, all surrounded by a vibrant and multicultural community.

Outside of your chosen studies, the StudyNT Student Ambassador Program gives you learning opportunities you won’t find in the classroom. You will be immersed in the StudyNT community via functions, community events, forums, social media and networking.

While there are plenty of perks, endorsing the Northern Territory as a place to live and learn comes with a lot of responsibility. For this reason we want to build a team of confident young people who will represent StudyNT professionally and most of all are passionate about our message and this amazing place where we live.

We’ll give you the support, tools and training to be successful. The rest is up to you.

Want to become a Student Ambassador?

Key dates for 2018 program:

Applications open

September 2017

Opening soon – apply here and send to StudyNT@nt.gov.au

Applications close Midnight Sunday 12 March 2018
Interviews Monday 27 March 2018 in Darwin city

Advice to candidates – successful/unsuccessful

28 March 2018

First professional development session

2:00 - 6:30pm, Friday 31 March 2018 in Darwin city


I’m really busy with study and working part-time. How much time is involved?

Being an ambassador involves a combination of up to 30 voluntary (unpaid) hours and up to 30 casual (paid) hours between April 2017 and the end of your academic year.

This could be during the day, evening or weekend. We will work with you and your schedule.

What are the benefits for me?

Besides working with a great group of students from all over the world you will gain free training, practical work experience, meet businesses, governments and community leaders, and be recognised as a StudyNT Student Ambassador.

What are the requirements to be an ambassador?

To be eligible for a 2017 StudyNT Student Ambassador position you must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age on 1 January 2017
  • Reside in Darwin
  • Be an international student (Visa number 500) or a recipient of a Department of Trade, Business and Innovation Higher Education Scholarship and studying at Charles Darwin University
  • Study at one of the following Northern Territory education institution:
    Charles Darwin University
    A government or non-government senior secondary school
    A private Vocational Education and Training (VET) organisation
    An English Language (ELICOS) training centre.
  • Be available to attend all of the following events in Darwin city:
    An interview on Monday 27 March 2017
    A professional development session from 2-5:30pm on Friday 31 March 2017
    Ambassadorial roles from April 2017 to the end of the 2017 academic year
    Students studying ELICOS or VET may be appointed for one semester
    StudyNT will take into account study commitments and vacation periods
Sounds good. What’s next?

Applications for the 2017 program are now open. See here.