About The Programme
Future Leaders Connect (the Programme) is where exceptional young people from around the world will join a long-term network of emerging policy leaders. They will develop their policy making expertise, make valuable connections and gain the skills to have real impact. The skills, experience and connections they make through Future Leaders Connect will support them to seize their leadership potential.
The project is being undertaken to support the development of future policy makers in key countries, aiming to help them become exceptional leaders. The Programme is run by the British Council, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BN, United Kingdom.
As a part of the programme, those who are selected will be required to travel to the UK from 18-27 October 2017.
Participants will come to the UK for approximately nine days between 18-27 October 2017, and stay in Cambridge and London. The conference will be held in the Houses of Parliament. Approximately 50 participants will attend.
The Programme is run by the British Council, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BN, United Kingdom.
Territory and eligibility
The Programme is open to individuals of the participating countries who meet all the criteria below:
• Aged between 18 and 35 years old on the 14 May 2017.
• Be able to speak English at IELTS level 6 or equivalent (Generally you have an effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings. You can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations).
• Hold a passport valid for at least 6 months from November 2017.
• Be based in one of the participating countries.
• Be available to travel to the UK for 9 days around the time of 18-27 October 2017.
• The applicant should not be currently employed by the British Council or be an immediate family member of a British Council employee. (In this case immediate family member is defined as one’s spouse, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, siblings and immediate in-laws (mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law and sister-in-law). Adopted children and stepchildren are also counted as immediate family members.)
Programme application dates
Applications opened on 15 March, 2017 in the UK and overseas. The closing date for applications will be 23:59pm GMT on 14 May, 2017.
The British Council reserves the right to extend the closing date. Any entry received before the opening date or after the closing date will not be included in the selection process. The British Council accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any system, server, provider or otherwise that may result in any entry being lost, delayed or not properly registered.
Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 30 June 2017. This notification will be made to the email address provided by the participant when applying for the Programme. In this notification, the British Council will inform each candidate about the outcome of their application and the next steps of the selection process that they should follow.
Note: Entry to the Programme is free of charge. The British Council shall arrange and pay for the travel of participants to the Programme in the UK. During the duration of the Programme participants will be provided with free accommodation and food.