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Leading Asia Scholarship 2020

Leading Asia Scholarship

Leading Asia Scholarship 2020

About the Leading Asia Scholarship?


Leading Asia is an initiative designed to ensure that outstanding young people from Asia are represented at the One Young World Summit 2020 in Munich.


Across the Asian continent, every state is confronted by a series of interdependent challenges. After years of prosperity and growth, the trade-war between China and USA may have transformative effects on the structure of the entire region. The 4IR is predicted to cause upheaval for industries that have sustained economies for decades. There has been a rapid rise of censorship across the South-East Asian region, increasingly in response to domestic instability. Improving the treatment of ethnic-minority groups remains an urgent priority. The region is chiefly responsible for extraordinary amounts of plastic pollution.


In the midst of these challenges, it is young leaders who are devising meaningful strategies to build a more sustainable region. Are you one of those leaders? If so, One Young World is looking to bring you to the next annual Summit in London.




What does Leading Asia Scholarship sponsorship pay for?


* Access to the One Young World Summit 2019 in London, the United Kingdom.
* Hotel accommodation on a shared basis between 22 October and 25 October 2018.
* Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
* Transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue.
* Summit hand-outs and support materials.
* The cost of travel to and from London. Your flight to and from London must depart from and return to one and the same international airport.


Please note that if you are ultimately selected for a Scholarship and require a visa to enter the UK to attend the One Young World Summit 2019, you will be required to pay the UK visa fee yourself. The UK visa costs £93 GBP plus the applicable service charge of your local visa application centre. The costs of the visa and the applicable service charge as well as any further costs associated with the visa application (including travel to and from the visa application centre) fall on you as the participant.


Are you eligible?


You are eligible for Leading Asia sponsorship if you can answer ‘yes’ to the following questions:


* Are you over 18?
* Have an evidenced commitment to delivering positive change
* Demonstrate capacity for leadership
* Are addressing key local and/or global issues in your work
* Have a track record of generating impactful and innovative ideas
* Are a national (passport holding citizen) of one of the countries listed below:


Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea, Kyrgzstan, People’s Democratic Republic Lao, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia,
Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam


The selection process:


The strongest applicants will be shortlisted by the end of May. You will be contacted individually by a member of the One Young World team if you have been shortlisted.

Please note:

* We cannot guarantee any applicant that they will be shortlisted or that we will secure sponsorship for any shortlisted applicant.
* Priority will be given to applicants from countries that have been less represented at previous One Young World Summits.
* Priority will also be given to first-time Summit attendees (not OYW Ambassadors)
* Due to the overwhelming amount of applications we receive, One Young World is unable to respond to individual emails enquiring about the outcome of the Leading Asia selection process.
* We do not provide feedback as to why candidates are not selected.


Tips for applying: check out our helpful guidelines for submitting a successful application.


Application deadline:   8th April 2020


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