How to apply
There are three stages to the application process
1) Online application
Applications are now closed and will open again in 2018.
Click on the ‘Apply Now’ link below and complete your online application, this will take you approximately one hour. You cannot save the application once you start it, therefore we suggest that you allocate enough time to complete the application all at once, or you work on your application outside of the system and when you are happy with it submit it online. Your online application must be completed in English.
The main questions we will ask you as part of the applications are:
- Please tell us about one significant success you achieved while demonstrating leadership. 250 words maximum.
- Please tell us about one major global change you would like to see over the next 5 years. How will this impact your country? 500 words maximum.
- How would you use policy making or influencing to achieve this change? 500 words maximum.
- Please tell us how you might be able to cascade or share what you learn as part of this programme. What networks or groups might you share this with? 250 words maximum.
Applications are now closed and will open again in 2018
If you have been unsuccessful at this stage you will be notified by us via email, we would encourage you to reapply next year should you still meet the eligibility requirements. We also recommend that you apply to other British Council programmes. All opportunities are advertised via our website and our social media.
You will be notified if you have been placed on the reserves list.
2) Finalists take part in events in their country
At this stage we will let you know if your application has been shortlisted or not.
If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to interviews and/or local event in your country (dates to be shared with those shortlisted). You will be invited to attend a local event or interview where you will have the opportunity to present your policy ideas to a panel of experts. Unfortunately if you are unable to attend this event your application cannot be progressed.
3) Future Leaders Connect members travel to the UK, nine days of development opportunities
At the country events we will make our final decision on who will be accepted to join Future Leaders Connect in the UK. The successful applicants will be notified and informed of all the information they need to know. Successful applicants will be asked to sign an agreement outlining their involvement and commitment to Future Leaders Connect. You will be expected to prepare to take part in conversations at the Conference in Parliament, as well as for the development sessions beforehand, where participants will share their experiences and expertise with each other. Before traveling to the UK, you will also have to apply for visas for travel and be in contact with the British Council on an on-going basis regarding logistics.
There will be a number of spaces available on the reserves list, this means that if any person is no longer able to participate in the UK programme then the reserve persons in that country will be contacted and invited to take up the place.
Find below all of the Terms and Conditions for Future Leaders Connect.