An Initiative of the International Youth Foundation


About the Laureate Global Fellowship

Sponsored by Laureate International Universities, the Laureate Global Fellowship annually recognizes 20 young leaders who have pioneered solutions to urgent challenges in their communities and beyond. Fellows develop leadership expertise and deepen their impact through a dynamic, yearlong learning experience, and join a network of nearly 1500 changemakers like them who continue to benefit from learning opportunities and connections throughout their social change careers. Learn more about the Fellowship experience and read this blog post about our approach to leadership development.


Applicants must be:

  • 18 – 29 years old
  • Founders or co-founders of existing ventures with at least one year of impact*
  • Fluent in English (applications must be completed in English)

*Applicants must be founder or co-founder of a venture that has not previously participated in the Laureate Global Fellowship, and only one co-founder per venture may apply.

Key Dates for 2017 Fellowship

  • Application opens on February 6, 2017
  • Applications must be submitted by March 6, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT
  • All applicants will be notified of their status by June 16, 2017
  • The week-long leadership training and public event will take place in Spain October 2-10, 2017

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