Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) Fellowships for International Students

Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP)

Course(s) Offered: Leadership (Emergent regional issues)
Course Level: Postgraduate Certificate
Provider: East-West Center
Country to Study in: Hawaii, USA

Scholarship Description
The Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) is an innovative graduate level program that combines the development of regional expertise with the enhancement of individual leadership skills. Upon entry, all participants are awarded an Asia Pacific Leadership Fellowship.

The APLP Fellowship is intended for any individual with a deep interest in leadership training and a demonstrated commitment to promoting peace and prosperity in the Asia Pacific region - regardless of citizenship, age or ethnicity.

The APLP is a nine-month program (early-August to early-May) with a four-month residency requirement. During the first four months, all participants are based at the East-West Center in Honolulu and live on campus. The second phase of the program takes place online through virtual platforms. In 16 years, the APLP has become a signature program of the East-West Center.

All citizenships are welcome to apply. Anyone who meets the minimum criteria is eligible to apply. There are no age restrictions in the APLP.

  • Bachelor's degree - applicants must have at least a 3-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited U.S. College or University or from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad. Equivalency is determined by the University of Hawai'i.
  • At least 5 years of work experience
  • A demonstrated commitment to promoting peace and prosperity in the Asia Pacific region, and a deep interest in experiential leadership development training.
  • Professional work experience and achievement
  • Leadership track record in professional, public, and/or personal realms
  • International experience and aptitude, including overseas residence, language skills, intercultural and diversity exposure
  • Volunteer and community service experience
  • Asia Pacific engagement: evidence of knowledge of the region, as well as a demonstrated commitment to its future prosperity. This might include employment in the region, classes taken at University, languages spoken, memberships and fellowships, specific projects, field studies, and areas of research interest
  • Experience of cohort learning, working collaboratively in small teams or in large groups.
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

Participating Institution(s)
East West Center, Hawaii

Fields of study
The residential period in Honolulu involves intensive, experiential training, coursework and living and working within a diverse community. Content focuses on three areas: 1) understanding Asia Pacific regional trends; 2) leadership development; and 3) professional development.

Number of Awards
30-35 participants are selected each year

Sponsorship duration
The APLP is a nine-month program (mid-August to early-May). All APLP Fellows live on the East-West Center's campus in Honolulu from August – December

Scholarship benefits
All APLP participants are granted a generous APLP Entry Fellowship by the East-West Center to cover the majority of program fees. The value of these fellowships is approximately $13,000.

In addition to the APLP Entry Fellowship granted to all participants, a sizeable number of East-West Center funding opportunities (supplementary scholarships) are available -- see official site for more information.

Method of Application
You may download the Application Package Checklist, submit the 2017 Application Form (2 pages), 2017 Letter of Reference Form (3 pages), and (optionally) 2017 Request for Supplementary Scholarships Form (2 pages). It is important to read through the FAQs: Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) before applying for this fellowship programme

The deadline for the 2017 - 2018 Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellowship has passed on March 1, 2017. Application documents for the 2018 - 2019 APLP Fellowship will be available in September 2017.

Timing is critical for supplementary scholarships. The earlier an application is completed, the more scholarships are available.

The East–West Center (EWC), or the Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange Between East and West, is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. It is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Application Deadline: 1 December 2012
Open to International students: Yes

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