The East West Center is pleased to announce a simplified application process for the 2015 – 2016 Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellowship (APLP)!
As you already know, the APLP is a signature program of the East-West Center. Each annual class of 35 – 40 APLP Fellows is highly diverse, with participants from approximately 20 different countries around the globe and from every type of academic and professional background (business, medicine, social sciences, engineering, performing arts, religious orders, etc.). Basic application requirements are strong English language skills and at least a 3-year undergraduate degree or the international equivalent(there are no citizenship restrictions). The average age of an APLP Fellow is 32 (though the full range is 27 – 52). All Fellows live on the East-West Center’s campus in Honolulu, Hawaii for the first half of the program, which is from August thru December. There are many options for completing the second half of the program (January through May), including a return to one’s previous employer or participation in a research oriented field study in Southeast Asia.
To learn more, we encourage you to review the sample curriculum available on their website: https://www.eastwestcenter.org/education/aplp/aplp-experience/first-semester
Substantial scholarship funding is available for candidates with financial need, though timing is critical. The earlier an application is submitted, the greater the chance that scholarship funds will be available to support participant costs beyond the fellowship provisions. The priority application deadline is December 15, 2014 – those applying by this date will receive a decision by March 1, 2015. All other APLP Fellowship applications are due by January 15, 2015. Late applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until March 1, 2015.
To streamline the application process, the APLP Selection Committee no longer requires the TOEFL or IELTS English proficiency exam, and the number of official transcripts and Letters of Reference required for the application package has recently been reduced. Please see the attached APLP Application Checklist for details. Further information regarding the program and application instructions can be found on the APLP’s website at: www.eastwestcenter.org/aplp. The APLP’s Fall 2015 application documents can be downloaded directly from the website. Information regarding scholarships, curriculum, field study options and the wider East-West Center community can be found on the website as well.
If you need any further information or have questions, please feel free to contact APLP staff at APLP@eastwestcenter.org