The ASEAN Youth Fellowship (AYF) is a leadership development programme that aims to grow and connect emerging young leaders with a focus on public, private, people sector collaboration. It is organised by the Singapore International Foundation (SIF) in partnership with
the National Youth Council (NYC).

The programme was inaugurated in 2018 to commemorate Singapore’s Chairmanship of ASEAN. After a hiatus in 2020, the third run of the Fellowship took place from 27 to 31 October 2021.

         Join Us as an ASEAN Youth Fellow

             Applications are open from 24 April to 22 May 2023, 11:59pm (GMT +8). 



Looking to develop yourself as a youth leader for the region? 
If you are aged between 27 and 35, with an interest to connect with other young leaders and gain insights on ASEAN, submit your application now! 

The ASEAN Youth Fellowship is a leadership development programme co-organised by the Singapore International Foundation and the National Youth Council. The 5th edition will take place in person from 28 October to 4 November 2023 in Singapore and Hanoi, Vietnam. 


  1. Professionals aged between 27-35 years old 
  2. Citizens of ASEAN member states
  3. Youth leaders with an established track record in their communities of influence, with high potential to take on more prominent leadership positions in the future 

Programme Objectives

The AYF aims to provide leadership development and build a strong network among up-and-coming leaders while exposing them to further opportunities in the region and enhancing social innovation in ASEAN.

During the programme, participants have the opportunity to engage in dialogue with senior policy-makers and thought leaders, as well as participate in exclusive institutional visits and learning journeys to key facilities and organisations in Singapore and the region.

Upon completion of the programme, ASEAN Youth Fellows are committed to:

Forge stronger ties and closer partnerships among the Fellows

Expand and strengthen the connectivity among the youth of ASEAN

Enhance youth development

Endeavour towards greater social impact

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