Future Leaders Connect 2018 by British Council

Deadline: 13 May 2018
Open to: participants from Canada, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tunisia, UK and USA
Benefits: covered costs for travel, accommodation and meals


Future Leaders Connect – The global network for emerging policy leaders.

Your chance to connect to a long-term network of emerging leaders from around the globe, who want to change the world through policy making.

As a member of Future Leaders Connect, you will travel to the UK for nine days of advanced policy and leadership development at the University of Cambridge. You will discuss today’s biggest global challenges in the UK Houses of Parliament, meet inspirational leaders and visit world renowned institutions. Following your time in the UK you will have worldwide connections, a policy action plan for change and the skills, knowledge and networks needed to be an influential leader in your country and beyond.


To take part you must:

  • be aged 18-35;
  • be based in one of our participating countries – Canada, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tunisia, UK and USA;
  • be able to demonstrate your policy knowledge and senior leadership potential in your application. Applications from Egypt, India and USA are by invitation only;
  • be able to travel to the UK for the programme of leadership and policy skill development in arriving on 22 October 2018 and departing on 1 November 2018 and have a valid passport to do so. If you believe there is any reason you may be denied a visa you may want to consider whether to submit an application, as the British Council is unable to facilitate or guarantee that you will receive a visa. Check if you need a visa.


The costs of travel, accommodation and meals are covered by the British Council and the programme is fully accessible. For those who do not gain one of the exclusive places on the programme, you will be invited to be part of the Future Leaders Connect Community where you can access a range of free online professional development policy and leadership resources.

How to Apply?

Read more about the three stages of the application process here.

Link to the online application form.

For more information please visit the official website.