YGLP is an international leadership program for young people aged 13 to 25 years. Developed by Human Science Lab, London, the program aims to nurture young people into future global leaders.

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 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 is offered as Junior Fellow Program (age 13- 19) and Senior Fellow Program (age 19-25). Candidates successfully completing the program are assigned as Fellow at the YGLP convocation held at Oxford University.

The 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 ASIA 2017-18

YGLP Asia is an initiative by the Asia Council in furtherance of one of its key mandate of promoting leadership in the continent. It is administered through Asian Leadership Centre, a specialised organ and associate organisation of the Council.


The Council covering 48 sovereign states and 6 partially sovereign territories is headquartered in Tokyo with regional directorates in Bangkok, Doha, Chengdu and 42 country offices.

An institute must have a minimum 10% of its total eligible students securing selection for YGLP to receive the YGLP Global Leadership Institute certification. The certification is valid for next two years.

Institutes are selected for YGLP Asia by a panel on multiple criteria including pedagogic and physical infrastructure for leadership development, strategy for leadership development and international outlook.

The Asia School Rankings and Asia University Rankings will be released at the end of the YGLP Asia session at YGLP Convocation in Oxford. Institutes will be ranked both at the country level and continent level.

The performance of the institutes at YGLP Asia will carry 50% weightage in the rankings beside other determinants of competence in leadership development as considered by ALC Research Division.

STEP ONE | Checking Your Eligibility

  • 1. If you are in school, you must be enrolled between grade 8 and grade 12. If you are in college or university, your age should not be more than 25 years.
  • 2. Your institution must have qualified to represent at the YGLP Asia and received an authorisation letter in this regard.
  • 3. Your institution must have recommended your name for YGLP Asia with requisite details before the deadline.

STEP TWO | Applying for YGLP

  • The e-application and detail procedure can be accessed by clicking on the Application Centre on top of this page. Completed e-application along with a 500 word Statement of Purpose has to be submitted, making online payment of 20 US Dollar Application Fee.

STEP THREE | Getting Selected and Registering for YGLP

  • Outcome of application are usually intimated within 15-20 working days with instruction for registration. the successrate of YGLP Applications has varied between highest 90% - to lowest 30% of total applicants from a qualified institute.