Leading Asia Scholarship 2022

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Are you a young leader from Asia? You could attend the One Young World Summit 2022 in Tokyo from 16 - 19 May 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 One Young World Summit 2022 in Tokyo.

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 One Young World Summit 2022 in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Hotel accommodation between 15 and 19 May 2022.
  • 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 Tokyo. Your flight to and from Tokyo 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 Japan to attend the One Young World Summit 2022, you will be required to pay the visa fee yourself. The visa costs 22 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.

I like the fact that I have the opportunity to meet at least one young leader 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:
 Afghanistan  Bangladesh  Bhutan  Brunei Darussalam
 Cambodia  China  India  Indonesia
 Japan  Kazakhstan  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

*Most delegates are between the age of 18 and 30. The One Young World team will consider applications from those who are older than 30, pending demonstration of appropriate personal impact, initiative, and willingness to engage. We are not able to accept applications from those who will be aged under 18 at the time of the Summit.

The selection process:

 

The strongest applicants will be shortlisted by the end of January. 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 One Young World 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.

Application deadline 1 December 2021

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

Learn more about what sets One Young World apart from other leadership forums here.