YGLP is offered as Junior Fellow Program (age 13- 19) and Senior Fellow Program (age 19-25). If your age is between 13 and 25 years, you can apply for YGLP Senior or Junior Fellow program as corresponding to your age.


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Candidates successfully completing the YGLP Fellow Program are assigned as YGLP Junior or Senior Fellow at the YGLP convocation held at Oxford. All YGLP Fellows receive invitation for the YGLP Global Conference.

YGLP stands for Young Global leadership Program. It is an international leadership program for young people aged 13 to 25 years. The program aims to nurture young people into future global leaders.
YGLP was developed by Human Science Lab, London. It is an outcome of world-leading research on leadership and human excellence at the Human Science Lab with support from a consortium of transnational organisations and foundations. The objective was to come up with a path-breaking model that could be used across the globe to create a new generation of leaders who can push the limit of human accomplishments to new frontier.
YGLP was first launched at University of Oxford in January 2016. It was subsequently launched at University of Cambridge, Stanford University, LSE and several other Ivy League and Russell Group universities.
YGLP is offered as Junior Fellow Program (age 13-19) and Senior Fellow Program (age 19-25). If your age is between 13 and 25 years, you can apply for YGLP Senior or Junior Fellow program as corresponding to your age.
No. To be eligible for applying to YGLP Fellow Program, a. Your institution must have qualified to represent at the YGLP Asia and received an authorisation letter in this regard, b. Your institution must have recommended your name for YGLP Asia with requisite details before the deadline.
Candidates successfully completing the YGLP Fellow Program are assigned as YGLP Junior or Senior Fellow at the YGLP convocation.
The YGLP convocation takes place at the end of the YGLP session. The 2017-18 YGLP Convocation will be held at University of Oxford in United Kingdom.
The YGLP Fellow Program is delivered through a set of two-day Global Leadership workshops held at 54 host cities across 24 countries in Asia and instructional & resource materials in the form of printed books, e-books & CDs.
YGLP is administered by the Asia Council in 44 countries and 2 Special Administrative Regions (SARs) of the Asian continent as YGLP ASIA.
54 cities of 24 Asian countries has been selected as YGLP Host Cities for the continent of Asia. This 54 cities will host YGLP Global Leadership Workshops and evaluation tests. The YGLP Host Cities are selected by a panel based on their global profile and the concentration of institutions selected for YGLP Asia in their proximity.
At the end of the YGLP session, the Asia Council will release a ranking of countries and institutions based on their performance in YGLP ASIA. Qualifying countries are those countries found eligible for the YGLP Country Ranking.
24 countries from Asia have qualified for YGLP 2017-18. The countries were picked up based on the requirement of a minimum number of their educational institutions qualifying for YGLP Asia.
Yes, Qualified institutions and their students in Asian countries other than the 24 qualified countries can still participate in YGLP by opting for workshop and evaluation test in a nearby qualified country and shall also be eligible for institutional ranking but only qualified countries will be considered for country ranking.

To apply for YGLP ASIA 2017-18, go to the YGLP Application Centre and read the Application Guidelines carefully. For applying , your name should have been recommended by your institute. You would also require to submit a 500 word statement for purpose and pay the application fee online.

When you are ready with all prerequisites, click the “APPLY NOW” tab on the bottom of the YGLP Application Centre page. The Online Application page will open up. Fill up the e -application form ensuring that you leave no column blank.

After completing the application, click on “SUBMIT AND PAY APPLICATION FEE” to pay the application fee online. This takes you to our Payment Gateway’s secure online application fee payment page. Fill up your details & make the payment to complete the application process.

The Application Fee for YGLP ASIA 2017-18 is 20 US Dollar per applicant across all 44 countries and 2 SARs participating in YGLP ASIA. You are required to pay the application fee online either through credit or debit card or internet banking.
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Our website uses the latest SSL security technology to encrypt all data furnished on our website. Before proceeding with your online application, you must ensure that you are log in to https://asianleadershipcentre.org/yglp/yglp-application-centre (the URL should begin with “https”, not “http”) and there is a green lock icon in the right-hand corner of address bar denoting a secure connection.

While proceeding with your application, It is always advised to paste or type the URL in the address bar instead of following a link from an unauthorised source. Log in directly to YGLP ASIA site by typing www.yglpasia.org in the browser’s address bar.

You must select your country correctly in the online application because wrong selection of country may take you to a local Payment Gateway integrated for that country and your application fee may not be processed successfully.
Your 500-word Statement of Purpose is a crucial factor in evaluation of your YGLP application. The statement must demonstrate a strong inclination to emerge as a future global leader in any field.

Your Statement of Purpose must explain in simple language the purpose for applying to be admitted to the YGLP Senior/Junior Fellow Program by way of answering the given two sets of questions within stipulated word limit :

1. Have you ever thought of doing something extraordinary in your life ? Do you visualize yourself as a future leader in any field? Briefly describe your future plans. (300 words)

2. Why do you think you deserve to be selected for YGLP Senior/Junior Fellow Program ? How will YGLP benefit you ? (200 words)

The success rate of YGLP Applications has varied between highest 90% - to lowest 30% of total applicants from a qualified institute. In simpler terms, the highest number of students qualifying for YGLP from a single institute has been 90 out of 100 and the lowest has been 30 out of 100 applicants.

Outcome of application are usually intimated within 15-20 working days. If your application is successful, you will receive complete instructions on registering for YGLP Fellow Program.

Upon successful registration for YGLP Fellow Program, you will be shipped the YGLP Fellow Program Identity documents and the first set of YGLP Leadership Guide & YGLP Leadership Kit in your home address along with instruction manuals for attending the first YGLP Global Leadership Workshop in the YGLP Host City you had selected as your preferred city during registration.

If you do not find your query answered in YGLP FAQS, you can mail your specific query to – yglp@theasiacouncil.org