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Leading Asia Scholarship

Are you a young leader from Asia? You could attend the Global Young leaders 2021 Summit in Munich from 11 - 14 October through our flagship Scholarship.
About the Leading Asia Scholarship:

Leading Asia is an initiative designed to ensure that outstanding young people from Asia are represented at the Global Young Leaders Summit 2021 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.

What does Leading Asia Scholarship sponsorship pay for?

Access to the Global Young Leaders Summit 2021 in Munich, Germany.
Accommodation on a shared basis between 10 and 15 (inclusive) October, 2021
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 Munich. Your flight to and from Munich 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 Schengen region to attend the Global Young Leaders Summit 2021, you will be required to pay the visa fee yourself. The Schengen visa costs $90 USD 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.

I like the fact that I have the opportunity to meet at least Global Young Leaders from every country of the world, and I can learn about what they are doing for the world in order to change it.
Leading Scholarship Delegate, Myanmar

Are you eligible?

You are eligible for sponsorship if you:
Are between the ages of 18 - 30
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 Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
Korea, Republic of Kyrgyzstan Lao, People's Democratic Republic
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 2021. You will be contacted individually by a member of the Global Young Leaders 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 Global Young Leaders Summits.
Priority will also be given to first-time Summit attendees (not Global Young Leaders Ambassadors).
Due to the overwhelming amount of applications we receive, Global Young Leaders is unable to respond to individual emails enquiring about the outcome of the Leading Europe selection process.
We do not provide feedback as to why candidates are not selected.

What could the ‘Leading Scholarship’ mean for you?

Gain greater visibility for your work & be heard by world renowned experts and leaders

Tap into a global network of potential collaborators from 196 countries 

Gain access to exclusive Ambassador opportunities, such as speaking events

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