A Global Network

Welcome, Webster Leiden alumni! Your connection to Webster University doesn’t end at graduation. 

Webster's Alumni Association was founded in 1923 by some of the University’s earliest graduates. Their goal nearly a century ago remains ours today: to foster a community of alumni connected to their alma mater and to each other.

Welcome to the Leiden Alumni Chapter

Webster Leiden Alumni Affairs office supports the Webster Leiden Alumni Chapter, which was established in 1986. The chapter is organized by a group of highly involved alumni. Along with Webster Leiden Alumni Affairs, they seek to help alumni worldwide to stay in touch with each other, to provide alumni with professional and social networking opportunities, to bring alumni together with current students and faculty, and to coordinate initiatives for personal and professional development.


Current Leiden Alumni Chapter Board Members:

  • Sebastiaan Ruijgrok, MBA, '16
  • Niels Zonneveld, MBA, '16
  • Frans van den Bliek, MBA, '17


Get Involved

The Alumni Affairs office and the Leiden Alumni Chapter are always looking for volunteers for a broad variety of activities. This is a great way of meeting new and interesting people as well as helping the chapter to meet the needs of our alumni. Remaining connected to Webster and other alumni may open doors that would otherwise remain closed.

If you are interested in joining us for any of the activities or supporting us at an event, please contact our Alumni Affairs office at alumni@webster.nl. You can become a volunteer in programs and events such as:

  • The Alumni Chapter Leiden
  • The Mentoring Program
  • Open Days
  • Career Events
  • Alumni events
  • Guest-lectures

As a private, nonprofit, non-commercial foundation, Webster Leiden finances its operations solely through student tuition and receives no government financial support. Yet, tuition alone does not cover the entire cost of a Webster education. To ensure that we can continue to offering the most advanced methods of teaching, we are grateful for any contribution towards Webster’s mission. We would like to invite you to collaborate with us.

For example, you could provide students with a scholarship, sponsor an Alumni Event, or contribute to Career Planning and Development. We are also deeply appreciative of and thus openly welcome Unrestricted Funds or Gifts-in. Your support is an investment in the world’s future leaders!

Every gift matters. Thank you!

Our Alumni Relations team is here to connect you to the Webster community and answer any questions you may have.

Webster Leiden Alumni Affairs

The aim of the Alumni Affairs office is to continue to assist our alumni community by offering benefits and opportunities to help them grow and develop. We also want to foster a relationship with our alumni so that we can give visibility to accomplishments and achievements within the Webster community. In addition to this, we hope that alumni can articulate the mission and the needs of the University to others. The local Alumni Chapter is a great way to stay in contact with your classmates or alumni from around the world.

Leiden alumni have access to Webster’s worldwide network of alumni through the Alumni Online Community. Alumni can reconnect with former classmates, find fellow alumni in a particular field, and post their own personal and professional accomplishments.

Discover More Reasons to Join the Chapter

  • Connect to a network of around 200,000 Webster alumni worldwide.
  • Make use of the Webster University’s Career Planning and Development services.
  • Obtain The Economist magazine subscription discounts.
  • Alumni Audit for Enrichment Program Conditions for the audit program:
    • Audit students include alumni taking a course for self-learning. No academic credit is awarded. Continuing students cannot audit courses.
    • Alumni may audit one on-campus course per academic year.
    • Alumni may audit courses within the field of their previous study.
    • Requests must be sent to the Alumni Office at alumni@webster.nl.
    • The Alumni audit course fee is 100 euros, books excluded, non-refundable.
    • Books are not required. However, if desired, they can be ordered through our librarian.
    • The Business office sends an invoice and when paid, the student is registered. Payment is due before the start of the term/semester.
    • No assessment, grading or certificate. An auditor is considered a passive learner. He or she may participate in class discussions, but may not do any exams or written assignments.
    • Audited courses will appear as "AU" on a transcript.
    • Confirmation of auditing a course takes place after the end of the registration period. Registration lasts for four weeks.
    • An auditor may register for a course until two weeks before the classes start.
    • An auditor may register for a course provided that space is available.

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