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How to Become a Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador (MLSA)?

Last Updated : 15 May, 2022
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Student Partners are a global group of on-campus ambassadors who are eager to help fellow students, lead in their local tech community, and develop technical and career skills for the future. The MLSA (Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador) program enhances students’ employability by offering training in skills not usually taught in academia, including knowledge of Microsoft technologies. 

How to Become a Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador (MLSA)


This article will let you know the whole application procedure and requirements for becoming an MLSA. So, let’s start the journey. 

Eligibility: The applicant should be a minimum of 16 years at the time of submission and enrolled full-time in an accredited academic institution like a college or university. 

Responsibility: Being an on-campus leader, you’ll be responsible to build a strong technical community on your campus through hosting workshops, meetups, hackathons, and mentoring fellow students. 

Benefits :

  • Free access to Microsoft Certification Exams and MSDN Subscription
  • Fully funded traveling opportunities
  • Awesome goodies like T-Shirt, backpacks, pen drive, hoodies, and many more
  • Network opportunity with other students across the Globe
  • Chance to improve soft skills like public speaking skills, presentation skills, and writing skills along with technical skills. 

How To Apply?

You’ll have to just submit an application form Below are the Application Form Submission Guidelines and steps for applying. 

Step 1: Read the notification. That’ll give you information about when your application will be reviewed. 


Step 2: Carefully read the given information, accept the Privacy and Terms and click on next. 


Step 3: Fill out the info carefully. 


Step 4: Fill in the school/college info. 


Step 5: Now you’re in the most important part of the application. If you’re already an MLSA, then only select the YES option otherwise select the NO option.  You’ll observe that you’ll have to answer the three questions with a video or written examples. Please make sure that you have submitted at least one video. Upload it to YouTube and paste it into the box. 


  • Short Video (max 2 min) Demonstrating Your Passion for Technology: This is the most important part. While answering this, be very realistic. Think, when did you first start using technologies, and what inspired you to deep dive into it. This will help you to make a video script. You can also take an idea from selected MLSA videos available on YouTube. They’re simply testing your passion for technology and your soft skills. 


  • Written Sample on Teaching a Basic Coding Concept: Be specific, choose any simple topic related to programmings like variables or data types, and answer in such a way that you’re teaching a layman, who hasn’t heard this topic before. They will be testing your mentor-ship skills which you’ll be using while conducting workshops. Written sample on the different ways you will reach to your student community to make the students attend an event. In this part, they’re looking to see, what marketing strategy, you’ll be using for publicizing your event. 


Step 6: In this part, you’ll have to show them your online presence. 


Step 7: Choose the technologies in which you want to peruse your career. You’ll see, here’s an optional section, more often people omit this but this section can also be utilized. So, utilize it to share more about yourself which will also increase the chance to get in. 


It’ll require sufficient time to answer these three questions, so don’t think of submitting it in a single day. Think deeply, collect the relevant points, summarize them and make sure your answer is within the word limit. This part has a strong contribution to your application decision. Apart from these, you must have a decent profile on GitHub, Stack Overflow, and LinkedIn. Having a personal website and technical blogs or videos will give you an edge over other candidates.

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