Student’s Model United Nations 2014 Banja Luka

Deadline:  25 September 2014 at 12:00
Open to: students and young people between 18 and 35 years old, in the field of diplomacy, international relations and international law
Venue: 16-19 October 2014, Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina


SMUN is an MUN (Model United Nations) conference organized by NGO “Center for Studies of National Development” ( from Belgrade, Serbia and Student’s club of Faculty of Political Science Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina(  that aims to simulate the work of UN bodies and to, by doing that, educate and prepare young students from all over the world regardless of their current studies for service in diplomacy and to promote and share values of informal education  and the importance of understanding decision making process used by UN. The main goal of the conference is the encouragement of networking within the future decision makers.

Conference will take place in Banja Luka, and it will last from 16th till 19th of the October this year. S MUN will simulate the work of International Court of Justice, UN Security Council and Human Rights Council.


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

  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 years old on 16 October 2014
  • possesing intermediate level of English language
  • hold a passport valid until at least April 2015
  • interesting in the field of diplomacy, international relations and international law


Basic participation fee: 15 euros/20 KM/  1500 RSD

This fee covers:-all conference materials,certificate, entrance to all social events, sightseeing

Accomodation costs will be covered by the organizers.

For more information contact


It is planned that the maximum number of participants in the simulation is 80. The final list, which will contain the names and surnames of the participants and accurately determined the number will be available to participants and to all contributors and interested individuals and legal entities, in early October 2014, the sites of The Student’s Club of Faculty of Political Science, Banja Luka and the Center for Studies National Development in Belgrade. If the additional needs of the participants are identified during the preparation for the simulation, there is a possibility of extension to a particular task.

In order to apply, register HERE.

Please fill and send form to  no later then 25.09.2014.

The official web-page.


The ITU Telecom World Young Innovators Competition

Deadline: 8 October 2014
Open to: young people from around the world
Prize: up to 5,000 US dollars


The ITU Telecom World Young Innovators Competition in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) is looking for innovative ideas on how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help smart cities to slow down or mitigate the effects of climate change. This might include novel technologies or combinations of existing technologies, services, and systems which would shape a smart city. It may focus on monitoring of or reporting on climate change, mitigating or adapting the impact of climate change on society, or on changes in technology and society that lead to a greener community.


This competition is open to all young people who are 18-30 years old and are coming from all 193  ITU’s member states.


This is a co-creation challenge, they are looking for any useful thoughts or information which might help us, as a community to develop the concept for a new startup. They will be running the challenge in parallel with an effort to crowdsource a youth contribution to the WHO Conference on Health and Climate Conference


The best initial ideas will be presented at the WHO Conference on Health and Climate Change on August 27 – 29.  At the end of the competition, two winners will join ITU Telecom World 2014 in Doha, Qatar, from December 7-10 to pitch their ideas in front of industry leaders and national governments, participate in workshops, benefit from a year of ongoing mentorship, and win  up to $5 000 in seed funding.


The application process is simple. Just register here  and submit your idea.

The Official Webpage


Japanese Government Scholarships for 2015 (Undergraduate Students)

Deadline: 30 November 2014
Open to: nationals of a country who has established a diplomatic relations with Japan
Scholarship: monthly fee of 117.000 yen (1.125 US dollars)


The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate students under the Japanese Government Scholarship Program for 2015 as follows. Interested students may choose one of the respective areas of study:

  • Social sciences and Humanities – In this area you can choose between: Social sciences and Humanities A (Laws, Politics, Pedagogy, Sociology, Literature, History, Japanese language, and others) and Social sciences and Humanities B (Economics, and Business Administration);
  • Natural sciences – There are three paths: Natural sciences A: Science (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry), Electric and Electronic Studies (Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Information Engineering), Mechanical Studies (Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture), Civil Engineering and Architecture (Civil Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Engineering), Chemical Studies (Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Textile Engineering), and other fields (Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Maritime Engineering, Biotechnology)}, Natural sciences B: (Agriculture, Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine, Forestry, Food Science, Fisheries), Hygienic studies (Pharmacy, Hygienics, Nursing), and Science (Biology) and Natural Sciences-C: Medicine, and Dentistry.

Please note that the studying language will be Japanese. For that each grantee will be enrolled at a preparatory school designated by MEXT for a one-year intensive course in the Japanese language and other subjects necessary for preparation for proceeding to university.


To be eligible for the Japanese Government Scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must have the nationality of a country which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government;
  • You need to be born between 2 April 1993 – 1 April 1998;
  • Applicants must either have completed a 12-year regular course of school education or have graduated from a school equivalent to an upper secondary school in Japan;
  • Applicants must be willing to learn the Japanese language and deepen their understanding on Japan;
  • Applicants must be physically and mentally healthy enough to pursue study at a university in Japan;
  • Selected applicants must acquire “College Student” visas before entering Japan. The visas should be issued at the Japanese diplomatic mission, located in the country of applicants, nationality;
  • Applicants must be able to arrive in Japan between the 1st and 7th of April 2015.


The Japanese Government will provide:

  • Monthly fee of 117.000 Japanese yens (subject to change each year);
  • Travel fee to and from Japan;
  • Accommodation at the Universities campus.


Applicants must submit the following documents to the Japanese diplomatic mission by 30 November 2014. The submitted documents will not be returned. You need the following documents:

  • Application Form (by the prescribed forms);
  • Placement Preference Form (prescribed form for applicants for direct placement only);
  • Photographs (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm, Upper body, Full-faced, Uncapped) taken within the past 6 months (name and nationality should be written on the reverse photo to be pasted onto the application documents. Digital photographs also acceptable);
  • Academic transcript for the past 3 years;
  • Recommendation from the principal or the adviser of the last school attended;
  • Graduation certificate of the last school attended (or certificate of expected graduation for an applicant due to graduate) -Certificate of passage of university entrance qualification examination (if applicable);
  • Certificate of enrollment (for an applicant currently enrolled in a university);
  • Medical certificate (on the prescribed form).

PLEASE NOTE that this is a governmental scholarship and additional information you can find only at the Japanese diplomatic mission in your country.

The official call


Call for papers for the International Symposium “Democracy, Participation, Activism”

Deadline: 10 October 2014
Open to: students in the fields of sociology, philosophy, political science, history, anthropology, journalism, etc.
Venue: 12-14 November 2014 in Zagreb, Croatia


Sociology Student’s Club “Diskrepancija” announced the opening of the “Call for Papers” for the upcoming International Symposium “Democracy, Participation, Activism” which will be held from 12th – 14th of November, 2014 at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb. With the purpose of reflecting on responsibilities of the political subject, possible alternatives, and, above all, the role of activism, “Diskrepancija” invites sociology students and from other disciplines to submit their proposals.

The suggested topics may include (but are not limited to): liberalism and democracy, democracy as the end of history,  crisis of democracy, tyranny of the majority, terrorism, civic activism, cyber-activism, spreading of knowledge as a form of activism, direct democracy, types of democracy, crisis of participation, responsible decision making, democracy and postmodernism. Aside from a presentations section, they will organize public fora and roundtable discussions in cooperation with professors and civil society associations.


The call for papers is open to students in the fields of sociology, philosophy, political science, history, anthropology, journalism, etc.


Participation at the symposium is free of charge. Accommodation for the presenters will be financially covered by the organizers.


In order to apply you must fill out the application form and send an abstract (up to 250 words) by October 10th, 2014. Upon admission, you are to send the paper to be presented no later than 27  October 2014. Abstracts and papers (the language of which must be Croatian or English) are to be sent to the following e-mail address:

For additional information please contact or visit the official call.


Applying US-Government funded international exchanges

YES Program




Peace Revolution Fellowship in Thailand – Global Peace On The Move XIII – February 2015

Deadline: 31 October 2014
Open to: candidates between the ages of 18 and 30 years old
Fellowship: partial sponsoring of airfare* ; free accommodation ; free catering ; free local transportation ; free meditation retreat fee


Applications for the Peace Revolution Fellowship in Thailand – Global Peace On The Move XIII – February 11-24 2015 are open now!The fellowship offers a 14 days intensive training program providing participants with deeper insight in the relationship between inner peace and sustainable world peace and enhancing their ability to create peace within their family, professional and social environment.

In addition to our intense meditation practice, participants will gain knowledge of various theoretical approaches that include:

  • Conflict resolution and the role of basic human self-discipline
  • The role of our habits in our daily life and how to improve them; the 5 Rooms  of Life approach
  • The factors that determine our perception to think, act and speak; relation between body and mind
  • Leadership: Eight pillars for a stable peaceful society
  • Thai-Buddhist Studies


Presently, the fellowship takes place at Mooktawan Sanctuary in an island at the southern part of Thailand. Participants will enjoy meditating in a serene and peaceful near-forest environment. Well, many people say it′s a celestial hideaway on Earth. The following video is taken from the Global Peace on the Move V event at Mooktawan:


  • Candidates should be 18-30 years old at the time of submitting the application in order to receive the airfare support.
  • Candidates must have completed 42 days of the online self-development program. Note that in order to submit the application form, candidates do not need to have completed the online self-development program.
  • The completed self-development program needs to be current. You may refer to the self-development validity according to the date specified by the fellowship you are applying to. If it is more than 1 year since the self-development program completion, you will have to do it again. If it is more than 6 months but less than 1 year, you will have to submit 15 days more of Inner Peace Time journal.
  • Candidates must have completed at least 1 OFFLINE (with 5 or more participants) and 1 ONLINE (with 10 or more participants) Special Ops.
  • Candidates must have submitted a PIPO Proposal.
  • Candidates have good proficiency in written and spoken English language.
  • Candidates should be optimistic, be open-minded, show leadership potential, and have a genuine interest in peace.


The Thailand fellowship includes:

  • partial sponsoring of airfare*
  • free accommodation
  • free catering
  • free local transportation
  • free meditation retreat fee

*Everyone is welcome to join the fellowship. But to be eligible for the partial sponsoring of airfare, candidates must be between 18-30 years old.


Application deadline: 31 October 2014

Eligibility deadline: 30 November 2014

For more details please visit the official website


Youth Forum “New Generation for Eu Enlargement”

Deadline:  29 September 2014
Open to: participants between the ages of 20 and 30 years old, from EU and neigbouring countries.
Venue: 25-30 October 2014, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia


The Youth Forum “New Generation for EU Enlargement” will take place in  Belgrade, Republic of Serbia, on 25 and 30 October 2014. This Forum are organized by the European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD) of the University for Peace established by the United Nations, the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR) and Youth Association of Serbia (OSS), with cooperation with Euroregion Nisava and Euroregion Drina. Analyzing the situation in the Balkans and results of projects dealing with cross-border cooperation reconciliation, tolerance and human security as preconditions for maintaining peace in the Balkans, we have concluded that, although the Balkans’ capacity for changes and innovations in the area of cross-border cooperation at the local and regional level is constantly growing, the analysis shows that there is a lack of young leaders in the border areas who can initiate and implement the cross-border projects and prepare the new generation for the EU Enlargement. Cross-border cooperation is one of the crucial factors influencing the achievements of the economics, social and territorial cohesion within Europe, especially relating to the borders between the new and the old member states, between the new member states, as well as between the new EU member states and their neighboring countries. For almost half century cross-border cooperation has been recognized as a very powerful tool for maintaining peace and building good neighbourly relations between the European borders.

The meeting aims to provide young people with a deeper understanding of the circumstances in which they live and to enable them to develop common initiatives and projects for assuring a positive prospect for young people in the border regions of Europe.



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

  • Preferable age between 20 and 30
  • The applicants should have ability to speak and understand English
  • postgraduate students from the Balkan region who are majoring in one of the following fields: cross-border cooperation, politics and diplomacy, economics, culture, media, tourism, sports, peace and conflict resolution.
  • young professionals in one of the following fields: cross-border cooperation, politics and diplomacy, economics, culture, media, tourism, sports, peace and conflict resolution
  • young professionals in one of the following fields: cross-border cooperation, politics and diplomacy, economics, culture, media, tourism, sports, peace and conflict resolution


For applying to participate in the work of the Youth Forum, please send the filled registration form by September 29, 2014 to the following e-mail address:  or .

DOWNLOAD | Registration form | (*.docx file)

You are encouraged to use Europass (CV) form to present yourself. You may find CV template at this link:


For more infomation click this link..


Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program opens

The APIASF General Scholarship and the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program applications are now available! Please share with high school seniors and undergraduate college students you may know.


Here are some steps you can take to support your student(s) in the APIASF Application process:

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at or 877.808.7032.


Joy YooSenior Manager, Outreach and Community Relations