Applications are invited for Fully Funded Asia Foundation Development Fellowship in Asia and USA. Application is open for Asian students in 2018-2019 academic year.

The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students.

Deadline:20 November 2017
Study in:

The Asia Foundation

Course Level:This is a year long fellowship program involving intensive learning modules-short courses, conferences and study tours in Asia and the USA.
Field of Study:The program provides an unparalleled opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of Asia’s critical development challenges. The program is designed to enhance leadership skills, Asian development knowledge, professional networks, and international exposure.

Benefits for Fully Funded Asia Foundation Development Fellowship:

All program expenses are covered, including costs for coursework and programming, airfares and local transportation, lodging and meals, visa fees, and health and accident insurance. Fellows also receive a Professional Development Award of up to US$5,000 for their own personalized professional development plan.

Number of Scholarships:

The next cohort of Asia Foundation Development Fellows will consist of 12 individuals. The number of Fellows may increase in subsequent years.

Eligibility for Fully Funded Asia Foundation Development Fellowship:

  • Have a demonstrable record of high achievement, and must show evidence of outstanding potential for professional advancement, and significant impact in their chosen field;
  • Have a demonstrable record of experience and accomplishment related to The Asia Foundation’s fields of expertise – governance and law, economic development, women’s empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation;
  • Have outstanding personal character and integrity;
  • Be thoughtful, committed, respected and inspirational leaders within their professional fields and within their larger community;
  • Be under 40 years of age by January 1 of the fellowship year (year following application deadline);
  • Be conversant in English (TOEFL exam results are not required);
  • Be available and able to participate in all program components on the program dates specified; and
  • Be resident nationals or citizens of the following countries where the Asia Foundation has programs: Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Cambodia; China; India; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Laos; Malaysia; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Timor-Leste; and, Vietnam.


Resident nationals or citizens of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam can apply for these fellowships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must be under 40 years of age by January 1 of the fellowship year (year following application deadline).

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: Applicants must be conversant in English (TOEFL exam results are not required).

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