ASEAN-Australia Young Leaders Forum 2019 in Indonesia
  • November 29 - December 2, 2019
  • Fully Funded
  • Jakarta

Applications for ASEAN-Australia Young Leaders Forum (AAYLF) are now being accepted!

The ASEAN-Australia Young Leaders Forum (AAYLF) is a funded four-day intensive workshop which aims to cultivate the next generation of leadership in the ASEAN-Australia relationship. Delegates to the Forum will develop a deeper knowledge of the ASEAN-Australia relationship, foster stronger intercultural leadership skills, build a regional network of like-minded young people and design and implement projects to improve ASEAN-Australia relations. Delegates will leave the Forum as advocates and agents for increased partnership and collaboration between ASEAN and Australia.

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The forum will comprise of expert panel discussions, skill-building workshops, a hackathon, cross-cultural events and professional networking opportunities. The detailed program schedule will be released at a later date.


  1. Enhance knowledge – Equip 40 young leaders with deep and applicable knowledge of the complexities and opportunities of ASEAN and ASEAN-Australia cooperation.
  2. Create Connections – Connect outstanding young Australian and Southeast Asian leaders in an empowering, close-knit environment.
  3. Develop Soft Skills – Develop important skills in negotiation, collaboration, leadership, entrepreneurship and intercultural relations.
  4. Link Networks – Provide opportunities to engage with expert speakers, university, industry and government partners, business figures and community organisations leading in the ASEAN-Australia space.
  5. Strengthen ASEAN-Australia relations

Duties of the delegates:

There are three components to the AAYLF.

  • Delegates firstly complete a pre-forum curriculum that will include an ASEAN – Australia relations webinar, country profile presentation, and an opinion piece to showcase on the day of the forum. This pre – conference curriculum is mandatory because presentations and opinion pieces will be presented later on in the forum.
  • Secondly, delegates must actively participate in the scheduled AALYF program.
  • Following the forum, delegates will take on the role of ASEAN-Australian Strategic Youth Leaders for a twelve-month period.

The deadline for submitting applications is August 9, 2019. It is recommended to apply within the deadline as late submissions will not be accepted.




All selected delegates will receive a full scholarship to attend AAYLF. The scholarship will include the following –

  • Delegate registration to attend the Forum;
  • Return flights to Jakarta from Australia or an ASEAN member state;
  • Accommodation for the duration of the Forum (28th November to 3rd December);
  • Catered breakfast, lunch and dinner.


The potential candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be aged between 18 and 29 years of age as of 29th November 2019.
  • Have a good command of English
  • Able to commit to completing an online pre-forum curriculum
  • Be available to attend AAYLF in Jakarta between 28 November and 3 December and meet any applicable visa requirements
  • Be actively engaged in current affairs impacting ASEAN member states and/or the ASEAN-Australia relationship
  • Be willing to act as an ASEAN-Australia Strategic Youth Leader for a duration of 12 months following the Forum
  • Hold a valid Australian or ASEAN member state national passport
  • Submit their completed application (consisting of both the written application and short video) by the submission deadline of 09 August 2019.
Eligible Regions: ASEAN Countries and Australia

Application Process

  1. Apply online through the given link.
  2. The application process will consist of a written application and a video submission. Delegates will be selected based on the strength of their application
  3. One may use his/her smartphone or laptop camera to record the video. Applicants need only ensure video and audio quality is sufficiently clear.
  4. It is required for the video submission to be uploaded using MP4, AVI, MOV or MKV file formats.

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Application Deadline: August 9, 2019

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