International Summer School on Islamic Economics and Finance

Deadline:  13 July 2018
Open to: prospective students
Venue: 24-26 July 2018; 27-29 July 2018 in Istanbul, Halkalı,Turkey

Description

Dear students, we would like to welcome you to our international student admissions. You are here because you are considering to be an international student at IZU. Studying in a university is not only about gaining a profession or a diploma. Your choice of university will shape you future. University will give you a worldview and mission. They are among the most important institutions that shape your life and your identity. You should consider a variety of things starting from which country to study in. You should choose a city and a location in that city. You will choose a campus where you will find accommodation. The university must be the one, which provides you with opportunities that prepares you for business.

Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, apart from guiding you in obtaining an excellent education with a great background and knowledge, uses every means available in order to help you become individuals who develop projects that are of the country’s as well as everyone’s benefits. IZU’s vision of international students is raising capable leaders for a new world.

Although our university has been founded ‘recently’, it is a long-established institution in terms of its intellectual background and experience. We are young people who will shape the future with an approach that embraces our history and culture. Our goal is to educate and train young people who are able to connect the past with the future, blend the local and the universal and build a balance between tradition and the modern in their fields. We will attain this bright future, departing from our dignified past, with leaders and scientist who have foregoing skills and attributes.

Eligibility

Prospective students who are from abroad or overseas, students in Turkey who does not hold a Turkish citizenship, international students who want to transfer from other universities in Turkey or Turkish students who have been studying outside Turkey for more than 5 years can apply to undergraduate programs of Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University as an international applicant. Please check the information given below to see “who can apply”.

(1) On the condition that students are in the final grade of high school or high school graduate, applications of candidates with the qualifications specified below are accepted;

a) Foreign students,

b) Those who were Turkish citizens by nature and who have obtained permission for alienage from Turkish citizenship and their minor children registered in this alienage certificate who can certify that they have the Certificate of Usage of Rights Granted by the Law 5203,

c) Those who had been of foreign nationality and then became a Turkish Citizen, and now with dual citizenship,

d) Those who completed the last three years of high school abroad excluding TRNC (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus),

e) Those who are the citizen of TRNC, live in TRNC and who have achieved GCE AL exam results,

(2) Applicants with the qualifications specified below are rejected in the applicants;

a) Those who are citizens of Turkish Republic (except for the students who completed the last three years of high school abroad exclusive of TRNC)

b) Those who are citizen of TRNC (except the students who completed their secondary education completely in TRNC high schools and with an exam result of GCE AL),

c) Those with dual citizenship one of which is citizenship of Turkish Republic (except for the students who completed the last three years of high school abroad exclusive of TRNC)

d) Those with dual citizenship one of which is citizenship of TRNC (except the students who completed their secondary education completely in TRNC high schools and with an exam result of GCE AL),

e) Those who are citizen of Turkish Republic and have completed their high school education in TRNC,

Costs

All international students at IZU are provided with scholarship. Rates of scholarships vary from 25% to 100%. Please choose one of the scholarship opportunities that you want to apply for. Your application will be evaluated according to your preference.

In case you would like to start your university life in spring 2018, we offer students the opportunity to start the language preparatory course. If you already have language proficiency you should apply for the 2018-2019 academic year.

For better chances of acquiring a scholarship you are recommended to:

 

  • Take IZU International Students Exam (ISE Exam Dates: January 7, 2018 – May 27, 2018 – August 26, 2018)
  • Submit an internationally recognized exam score (SAT, IB, GCE etc.) especially in the case that you cannot take the ISE
  • Submit a YOS score especially in the case that you cannot take the ISE
  • Have high school gpa higher than 80%
  • Letter of intent (minimum 1500 characters)
  • At least B2 level language proficiency in the instruction language of the pragram that you apply
  • At least 2 references
  • Certificates of trainings, social activities, skills, accomplishments and so forth.
  • Sample Academic writing

Tuition fee for undergraduate programs for students who apply by June 2018 is 33,000₺ per year.

25% scholarship: 24,750 TL

50% scholarship: 16,500 TL

75% scholarship: 8250 TL

Tuition fee for the preparatory school for students who apply by June 2018 is 27,500₺ per year.

25% scholarship: 20,625 TL

50% scholarship: 13,750 TL

75% scholarship: 6,875 TL

Notice: Fees increase annually according to the inflation rate.

Academic Success Scholarship: This is a GPA based merit scholarship.

The top three successful students in their class are given scholarships as follows;

First place students will receive 100% scholarship, second place students will receive 75% scholarship and third place students are given a 50% academic success scholarship. Students retain the scholarship as long as they maintain a 3.0 GPA or more.

Full Payment Discount: An additional 5% discount is given to those who pay the entire annual tuition fee in advance.

Sibling Discount: In the case that there are more than one sibling enrolled at IZU, an additional 10% discount is deducted from the tuition fee for each sibling.

Application

This year, the summer school will have two parts:

1. Applications of Agent-Based Simulation in Islamic Finance (24-26 July 2018),
2. Courses on Islamic Economics and Finance (27-29 July 2018).

Applications of Agent-based simulations (ABS) in İslamic Finance (24-25-26 July 2018)

In collaboration between IRTI (IDB) and IZU ICIFE, a three day long course on the applications of agent-based simulation will be held on the above mentioned dates at the main campus of IZU(Halkalı, İstanbul). Such a course is especially useful for examining the concrete outcomes of some applications regarding Islamic economics and finance.

Courses on Islamic Economics and Finance (27-28-29 JULY 2018)

Summer School on Islamic Economics and Finance is organized by International Research Center on Islamic Economics and Finance (IRCIEF) at Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University. The decision to establish IRCIEF was taken 2012, and it became the first research Center in the related field in Turkey. The basic aim of the Center is to conduct researches in Islamic Economics and Finance which can also be applied in practice.

This year, IRCIEF organizes the Fifth International Summer School on Islamic Economics and Finance. Throughout the summer school that is planned to continue 3 days in July 2018, there will be lectures and exchange of knowledge between teachers and participants. At the end of the school, certificates will be delivered upon required attendance.

This year’s summer school plans to provide an education given by domestic and international teachers and that includes courses organized systematically. Such an education will be both theoretical and practical. Moreover, knowledge sharing is aimed both among participants and teachers.

In order to apply, register HERE.

The official web-page.

Call for Applications, Sahapedia-UNESCO Fellowship 2018

About the Fellowship

 

To provide enthusiasts, students and scholars an opportunity to engage with cultural heritage and pursue their interests in the knowledge systems of India, Sahapedia is pleased to announce the second edition of its Fellowship programme.

 

UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage 2003 (referred to as UNESCO 2003 Convention hereafter), refers to “the importance of the intangible cultural heritage as a mainspring of cultural diversity and a guarantee of sustainable development.” The Sahapedia–UNESCO Fellowships are a part of the efforts to raise awareness – at local, national and international levels – of the importance of intangible heritage, and increase access to communities, groups and individuals Annexure 1. The Sahapedia–UNESCO Fellowships 2018 are supported by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

 

Through this initiative, Fellows will be encouraged to conduct documentation and critical research in diverse areas of cultural knowledge, while interacting with and enhancing networks that contribute to their creation. This research and documentation carried out by the Fellows will be published on the Sahapedia web portal, contributing to the online resource.

 

Languages

Fellowship are available in the following languages this year – English, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, and Malayalam. We will endeavor to encourage research and documentation in regional languages.

 

Eligibility

Fellowships are available to post-graduates and above qualified in the disciplines of the Humanities and Social Sciences in the broadest sense, or those with equivalent experience. Candidates with prior professional or academic familiarity with the subject under application may be given preference. The Fellowships are available to only those candidates that hold an Indian bank account. For further details, refer to the FAQs in Annexure 5.

 

Duration

Fellowships have to be completed in the time-frame of twenty-four (24) weeks between 15 August 2018 and 15 February 2019. Failure to complete the any Fellowship within the stipulated time-frame will result in the cancelation of that Fellowship. Candidates are advised to refer to the timeline outlined in Annexure 3.

 

Categories

Fellowships are divided into Research, Documentation, or Combination of the two categories. Depending on their selection of category, candidates may select their deliverables from the list given below. Candidates may also refer to the guidelines for content creation for Sahapedia in Annexure 4.

 

Deliverables

Each Fellowship consists of one mandatory deliverable and three elective ones. The candidate may identify, during the time of application, three types of deliverables. In addition, every selected candidate will be required to submit a fourth deliverable, which will be a list of references and resources/guide to further reading and research on the subject. The options for the other three deliverables are as following.

 

  • Deliverable I:
    1. Illustrated Overview/Introductory article (3000–4000 words with 5–10 images), or
    2. Short Documentary film (15–20 minutes with English subtitles, along with a synopsis of 500–800 words)

 

  • Deliverable II:
    1. Allied article (1500–2000 words with 3–5 images), or
    2. Image Gallery (30–50 images with captions), or
    3. Photo Essay (20 images with 1000–1500 words to complement the visual narrative)

 

  • Deliverable III:
    1. Text Interview with an expert/scholar/practitioner (1500 words, with minimum 10 Q&As), or
    2. Video Interview with an expert/scholar/practitioner (20–30 minutes).

 

In addition, selected candidates working in regional languages will be required to provide content translated in English . 

 

Funding

Selected candidates will be granted an award of ₹40,000, which will be released in three installments, based on the completion of specific deliverables. Fellows working in regional languages will receive an additional sum of ₹10,000 for translation.

 

Application Guidelines

The following materials are to be submitted as a part of the application:

1.    Resume or curriculum vitae

2.    A proposal of 1000–1500 words, inclusive of an abstract of 200-300 words

The proposal should indicate scope of work, including selection of deliverables, methodology, timeframe, and familiarity with existing literature/work on the subject.

3.    A writing sample (previously written essay) of at least 1500 words (for Research), or

a 5–10 minute long video clip indicating the candidates’ skills in filmmaking/videography (for Documentation), or both, depending on the selection of deliverables

4.    Statement of Purpose of 500 words

The Statement of Purpose must explicate the relevance of the candidate’s work to Sahapedia and adaptation of their work to Sahapedia’s format of content dissemination. A brief trajectory of the      candidates’ professional history may be included as well.

5.   Bibliography/List of existing literature or work on the topic with no more than 15 items/titles.

 

 

Candidates are advised to refer to the Terms and Conditions Annexure 2, the timeline for the Fellowships Annexure 3 and the guidelines for content creation on Sahapedia Annexure 4.

 

To know more about Sahapedia-UNESCO Fellowship 2017, click here.

 

The 2018 HRLA Bursary Scheme is Now Open for applications

The 2018 HRLA Bursary Scheme is NOW OPEN for applications.

Completed applications must be submitted to bursary@hrla.org.uk no later than 10pm Monday 21 May 2018.

HRLA Bursary Policy 2018

HRLA Bursary Application Form 2018

 

The HRLA recognises that those without independent financial backing can sometimes be unable to take up internships, work placements and other either unpaid or poorly paid work in human rights law. He or she may therefore miss out on these opportunities and this can lead to their being disadvantaged when applying for jobs within the human rights field. To assist people in this position, in 2006 the HRLA established a bursary scheme to assist law students, either those currently studying (either undergraduate degree, postgraduate studies or LPC/BPTC/Law Conversion Course) or those who have recently graduated, in undertaking such work.

Each year, the HRLA will provides at least one grant of £3,500 and a number of small awards up to £1,500 per person awards from an annual bursary fund, provided there are suitable applicants. The applicant who receives the highest score for their application will be awarded the Peter Duffy Memorial Award. This special bursary award commemorates the innovative and groundbreaking UK human rights lawyer, Peter Duffy.

The bursary money is to be used to enable the successful applicants to undertake work related to human rights law that he or she would otherwise be unable to afford to do. That work need not take place in the United Kingdom, but it must be relevant to human rights law in the United Kingdom.

If this sounds like it could be for you, please read through the Bursary Scheme policy document which provides details on eligibility and how to apply. If you still have questions, please contact us via the contact page.

All-Expense-Paid College Journalism Program + Scholarships & Internships for Asian American students

Only one week left to apply for Voices 2018!

Please pass along the info to your students and network. A reminder that Voices is AAJA’s ALL-EXPENSES-PAID college journalism program and the deadline to apply is Sunday, March 25.

We also have a listing of scholarship and internship grants currently available to students. Please see the respective deadlines below.

Check out the scholarship website – https://www.aaja.org/scholarships-internship-grants

  • Intern for AsAmNews: Earn college credit and valuable experience at AsAmNews. This internship is open until a qualified applicant is selected.
  • 2018 N3Con Columbia Journalism School Student Fellowship: Three $750 fellowships available for current students to offset costs for registration, travel, accommodations and meals for AAJA-Asia’s 2018 N3Con: New.Now.Next. Media Conference in Hong Kong. The application deadline is March 30, 2018.
  • Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship: In partnership with Facebook, AAJA will award five scholarships of $10,000 each to juniors, seniors and graduate students pursuing a degree in digital media/journalism/communications. The application deadline is April 8, 2018.
  • Columbia Journalism School Student Fellowship: Five $750 fellowships available for current students to offset costs for registration, travel, accommodations and meals for the 2018 AAJA National Convention in Houston. The application deadline is April 15, 2018.
  • Stanford Chen Internship Grant: $1,750 available to offset living expenses and costs for college juniors, seniors and graduate students in journalism who have secured a summer 2018 internship. The application deadline is April 22, 2018.
  • William Woo Print and Online News Internship Grant: $1,000 available to support students and recent graduates who have secured a print or online news internship for the summer of 2018. The application deadline is April 22, 2018.
  • Broadcast News Internship Grants: Up to $1,000 offered to support an Asian American male who has secured a broadcast news internship for the summer of 2018 through the Lloyd LaCuesta internship grant fund; and up to $250 offered to a student with a 2018 summer broadcast news internship through the Sam Chu Lin internship grant fund. The application deadline is April 22, 2018
  • CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship: $5,000 available to graduating high school seniors and college students who are passionate about journalism. This grant pays for educational costs and travel to the 2018 AAJA National Convention in Houston. The application deadline is April 22, 2018.

  • Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship: Up to $2,000 available to current college students, graduate students and graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing journalism as a career. The application deadline is April 22, 2018.

Call for Applications, UNAOC Fellowship Programme 2018

New York, March 12th 2018 — The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is pleased to launch the Call for Applications for the 2018 edition of its Fellowship Programme. The Call is open to participants between 25 to 35 years old, from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and North America, with a strong interest in intercultural exchanges. The theme of the Fellowship 2018 being “Fostering youth resilience to prevent violent extremism and build sustainable peace”, candidates must also be able to present professional achievements in these fields.

The Call will lead to the selection of a group of twelve young leaders from Europe, North-America (EUNA) on one end, and a group of twelve young leaders from the Middle East and North-Africa (MENA) on the other end. Participants from each geographic area will travel to their counterparts’ region for two weeks.

The goal of the Fellowship is to provide participants with first hand exposure to cultural diversity, while interacting with a wide range of local actors and partners. In every country they visit, participants will acquire crucial comprehension tools to help them understand the plurality of their host country’s culture, politics, society, religion, and media.

Candidates have until Sunday, April 8th 2018 11:59pm EST to apply.

Call for Applications, International Youth Summit 2018 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Deadline:  28 February 2018
Open to: young people between the ages of 18 and 27 years old, from around the world
Venue: 29– 31 March 2018 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Description

Young Leaders Development Project (YLDP) under Uzbekistan Teachers of English Association (UzTEA) announces admission to the International Youth Summit 2018 (IYS 2018).

Brief information about Summit: The International Youth Summit is held annually starting from 2016. The Summit is considered as one of the first youth events in Uzbekistan conducted in English. The participants of the Summit will be selected through submission of online application from all regions of the Republic and foreign countries. The Summit will last three days during which participants will be divided into several groups for creating socially significant projects. Moreover, during these three days the various seminars and trainings will be conducted for Summit participants, as a result of which, they will be able to create and present new projects, the best of which will be implemented by YLDP and investors. The projects as “YLDP Summer School”, “Plov4Love”, “Back2Reality” and Annual Youth Plenary Session are the results of Summits 2016 and 2017, which were implemented with the support of YLDP. The students of lyceums, colleges and high educational institutions as well as applicants and youth with the same interests and hobbies were united in aforementioned projects.

Aim of the Summit: The ultimate goal of the Summit is to create a special platform for young activists of our country and foreign countries, where they can exchange experience, knowledge and ideas as well as acquire new skills. Taking into consideration that the Summit is international, it would assist to form the right opinion of young activists of the Republic of Uzbekistan about foreign countries, and conversely the guests of the Republic will be able to obtain clear and detailed information about Uzbekistan.

The Summit is divided into following sub-conferences:

  • Information Technology
  • Ecology
  • Social Development
  • Nation Branding
  • Architecture

Eligibility

The youth from all over the world aged from 18 to 27 can take part in this Summit. The working language is English.

Application

Deadline for applications: February 28, 2018

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, please write to: tashkentyouthsummit@gmail.com.

All news can be found from our official Facebook page and Telegram channel.

 

Call for Applications, 2018 Taiwan-US Policy Program

This ambitious program educates and informs mid-level experts (age 28-43) about Taiwan and U.S.-Taiwan relations. TUPP consists of two consecutive programs, including seminars in Washington, D.C. and a research trip to Taiwan. The first year of the program was conducted from August 16-29, 2017. More information about TUPP, including information for next year’s program, and how to apply, can be found on this page.

TUPP is a groundbreaking two-week program that enhances the understanding of Taiwan among future American policy leaders. It provides a unique opportunity for America’s emerging leaders to gain the necessary personal experiences in Taiwan that will enable them to appreciate Taiwanese perspectives on cross-Strait matters, Taiwan’s role in the world, and the importance of U.S.-Taiwan relations.

In 2018, TUPP is expected to be held in June. The program will begin with 2-3 days in Washington, D.C. where the delegation will be briefed by U.S. officials, academics, and think tank experts. This will be followed by the Taiwan leg of the trip, where TUPP fellows will visit several cities and meet with a range of individuals from government, business, non-governmental organizations, and academia. The trip will involve exposure to Taiwan’s culture, history, and politics.

TUPP fellows are expected to have a demonstrated history of professional achievement and interest in policy. Applicants should range in age from 28 to 43 years old and have functional as well as regional expertise. Stipends are not provided, but all program related expenses are covered.

The program offers an unparalleled opportunity for America’s future policy leaders to benefit from exposure to Taiwan. Each participant will gain transformative in-country knowledge that will empower them to analyze future challenges involving Taiwan and undertake informed policy decisions and analysis.

Funding for TUPP in 2017 was provided by the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation, the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, the Global Taiwan Institute, the London School of Economics Alumni Association, as well as a few private donors.

Eligibility:

  • Minimum of a master’s degree
  • Minimum of three years of work experience in a think tank, government agency, or university
  • Individuals do not need to be specifically China/Taiwan or regional experts
  • Should have either never been to Taiwan or only traveled to Taiwan on vacation or to attend a conference
  • Do not need to reside in Washington, D.C.
  • All participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents

Commitment:

Fellows will be expected to commit two weeks (June 2018) in Washington and Taiwan. All fellows will be required to write a short article on a topic related to U.S. policy toward Taiwan upon conclusion of the program.

 

In order to apply, register HERE.

The official web-page.

Call for Applications, Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship 2018 in the UK

Deadline:  4 March 2018
Open to: entrepreneurs from North America and Europe, especially from Jewish and Muslim communities
Venue: 29 July – 4 August 2018 at Windsor Castle’s, George’s House in the UK

Description

The mission of the Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship is to forge bridges across boundaries between minority communities in Europe and North America, particularly (but not exclusively) Jewish and Muslim. Over time, this is being achieved through building a network of entrepreneurs and community leaders invested in empowering pluralistic societies, nurturing wisdom and collaborative leadership.

“The AdR Fellowship has been a forerunner in predictive disruption nearly 10 years ago by realizing that existing interfaith activities could not bring their desired impact to scale.
AdRF’s model combining entrepreneurship with social sciences advocates that doing good while doing business go hand in hand. It helps its fellows learn how to navigate uncertainty, act on future trends and contribute to the emergence of a new economic paradigm.
AdRF acknowledges that the challenge may not lie ultimately in people’s propensity to change, but in their ability to adapt to the pace the world requires”Ariane de Rothschild

Since its inception in 2009, the AdR Fellowship has been passionately committed to diversity, the promotion of cross-cultural and religious understanding, and the respect for human dignity. In a world where divisive forces polarize people and communities, these values are ever more urgent and vital.

There is already a large amount of interfaith initiatives but little focus addresses interreligious and cross-cultural relations from a social innovation and business-driven perspective. AdRF strongly believes that entrepreneurs and social innovators can make a huge impact on their environment and in bridging to other communities.

The Fellowship focuses on entrepreneurs from North America and Europe, especially from Jewish and Muslim communities, who demonstrate a proven commitment towards inclusion while at the same time strengthening the sustainability of their organization.

Eligibility

In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • who demonstrate convincingly their potential for both economic self-sufficiency and social impact;
  • with at least a tested proof of concept or (even better) a solid track-record in developing a socially impactful business in wide-ranging sectors ( housing, food, education, art, health, environment, technology…) ;
  • and a commitment to empower under-served communities, reduce isolation and build collaboration with society at large.

The AdR Fellow is a visionary leader who challenges retrenchment and fear of the Other. She/he endeavors to make a real impact through developing innovative solutions and promoting inclusive collaboration.

Costs

The Fellowship is fully underwritten by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation. All selected candidates are provided with return tickets from and to their place of residence, accommodation and in-residence meals.

Successful candidates will be subject to a deposit check of $500 which is refundable at the end of the summer session.

Application

  • Business: Doing good while driving revenue and sustainability;
  • Differences: We believe they exist and should be respected but should be harnessed  to rise above and cross-fertilize;
  • What’s sacred: Human dignity;
  • Disruption: True transformation can only happen with a level of boldness, discomfort and risk;
  • Religion:  What divides us can also unite us;
  • Program: exploration of business models for social change/ reflection on minority identities and global challenges/ peer-to-peer support;
  • What’s in it for you? An incredible opportunity to think, train, collaborate and transform;
  • What do we expect from you? Rigor, creativity and commitment.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section

The official web-page.

AAJA Scholarship & Internship Opportunities for College Students

Dear Teachers, Faculty and Friends,
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is now accepting applications for various scholarship and fellowship opportunities for journalism students, including our signature college and graduate-level journalism program VOICES, an all-expenses-paid training fellowship program. The clock is ticking, so take advantage and share the opportunities below with your students!

For a complete list of AAJA scholarships, grants and internship opportunities, please visit our website. Applicants do not have to identify as Asian American to apply for most of our opportunities.

Questions? Please contact Justin Seiter, AAJA Program Coordinator, at justins@aaja.org.
Apply for VOICES 2018
VOICES is an all-expenses-paid, week-long program open to college students of all ethnicities and backgrounds. Selected students will be mentored by professional journalists and will work on projects during the 2018 AAJA National Convention in Houston, TX. Travel and lodging to the convention is covered for the selected students. Apply by Sunday, March 25.

 

2018 Al Young Sports Journalism Scholarship
The AAJA Sports Task Force offers a $2,000 scholarship to support the college tuition of a student pursuing a career in sports journalism. Apply by Wednesday, January 10.
2018 NBC News Summer Fellowship
The AAJA/NBC News Summer Fellowship offers students a full-time, paid experience with one of the world’s leading news divisions. Fellows will have the opportunity to join The Today Show, Nightly News with Lester Holt, Dateline, MSNBC or CNBC. Housing stipends are available for selected candidates. Apply by Thursday, February 21.

Call for Applications, International Development Youth Forum 2018

Deadline:  17 December 2017
Open to: young people between 18 and 28 years old from all over the world
Venue: 11– 18 March 2018 in Tokyo, Japan

Description

Applications are now invited from youth worldwide to participate in the International Development Youth Forum (IDYF) 2018 taking place from March 11th to 18th, 2018 at the Youth education National Olympics Memorial Youth Center in Tokyo, Japan. The forum focused especially on “How could the use/advancement of ICT contribute to achieving inclusiveness within society?” as a theme by using three specific case studies (1.Introducing ICT into working style reform in Japan, 2.ICT application into Agriculture in Vietnam, and 3.Role of ICT in post-conflict reconciliation in Colombia), you can discuss the nature of development, including its goals and the roles of multinational corporations, in order to create a new vision for ‘development’ that addresses the limitations of our current economic system with 40 selected participants from diverse nationalities.

Since 2012, International Development Youth Forum has been held annually and many highly motivated youths, who are willing to make a contribution for International Development have gotten together from all over the world and each time we have designed our future by proposing innovative and local-oriented solutions for developing issues in the world. Don’t miss this great chance to get life-changing and “WORLD-CHANGING” experience at this outstanding conference!.

Eligibility

In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Those who are around 18 to 28 years old
  • Those who have not participated in previous IDYFs
  • Fluency in English for discussion and presentation
  • Must be able to attend all programs during the forum

Costs & Scholarships

If you are selected to participate in IDYF 2018, you will be required to pay 36,000 JPY, which covers your accommodation, meals, and transportation fees during the forum (Sun. 11 March to Sun. 18 March 2018).

  • It doesn’t include transportation fees from the airport to the venue, accommodation fee before / after the program, or insurance.
  • Optional tour on 18th is not covered.
  • Payment details will be announced after the results of the selection.

IDYF 2018 has two separate application forms, one for self-funded candidates, and another for scholarship candidates. Note that you cannot apply for both.

This year, scholarships will be given to up to three applicants who show extraordinary skills, experiences or knowledge on each of the case studies but have financial difficulties to cover ONLY participation costs.

  • Applicants who wish to apply for the scholarship must submit the application form for scholarship applicants. Only those who passed the document screening will be invited to Skype interview
  • Applicants who wish to apply for the scholarship must submit the application form for scholarship applicants, not the one for the self-funded applicants.  Those who passed the document screening will be invited to Skype interview.

Application

Please submit online application form by 17th December 2017, 23:59 JST (GMT/UTC +09:00)

▼APPLICATION FORM▼

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to: idyf2017.enquiry@gmail.com.

The official web-page.