Queen’s Commonwealth Trust Scholarships to Attend The One Young World 2019 in London

Deadline: 5 May 2019
Open to: people between the ages of 18-30
Benefits: travel and accommodation costs and access to the One Young World Summit 2019 in London


Queen’s Commonwealth Trust in partnership with One Young World is providing scholarships to attend The One Young World 2019 in London.

The Commonwealth is a family of nations and people, built around shared language, institutions, challenges, aspirations and values. With a combined population of 2.4 billion, the 53 countries making up the Commonwealth are home to nearly 1/3 of the world’s population, 60% of whom are under 30.  From the Antigua & Barbuda to Zambia, young people across the Commonwealth are at the forefront of positive change in their communities, countries, and world at large.

One Young World is delighted to offer this scholarship in partnership with the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust to connect young leaders driving positive social impact in the Commonwealth with the opportunity to attend One Young World conference in 2019.

The Scholarship, in particular, seeks to support young leaders who are active in one of the following areas:

  • Achieving change through sport
  • Preserving and protecting the environment
  • Creating healthier communities
  • Increasing access to quality education

The Selection Process:
The strongest applicants will be shortlisted by the end of May. You will be contacted individually by a member of the One Young World team if you have been shortlisted.

Please note:

  • They cannot guarantee any applicant that they will be shortlisted or that we will secure sponsorship for any shortlisted applicant;
  • Priority will be given to applicants from countries that have been less represented at previous One Young World Summits;
  • Priority will also be given to first-time Summit attendees (not OYW Ambassadors);
  • Due to the overwhelming amount of applications we receive, One Young World is unable to respond to individual emails enquiring about the outcome of the selection process;
  • They do not provide feedback as to why candidates are not selected.


You are eligible for sponsorship if you:

  • Are between the ages of 18 – 30;
  • Have an evidenced commitment to delivering positive change in at least one of the following areas: Sport, Environment, Health, Education;
  • Demonstrate a capacity for leadership;
  • Are addressing key local and/or global issues in your work;
  • Have a track record of generating impactful and innovative ideas;
  • Are a national (passport holding citizen) of one of the countries listed below:
Antigua and Barbuda Australia Bangladesh Barbados
Belize Botswana Brunei Darussalam Cameroon
Canada Cyprus Dominica Fiji Islands
Ghana Grenada Guyana India
Jamaica Kenya Kingdom of eSwatini Kiribati
Lesotho Malaysia Malta Mauritius
Malawi Mozambique Namibia Nauru
New Zealand Nigeria Pakistan Papua New Guinea
Rwanda Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore
Solomon Islands South Africa Sri Lanka The Bahamas
The Gambia Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tuvalu
Uganda United Kingdom United Republic of Tanzania Vanuatu


  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2019 in London, the United Kingdom;
  • Hotel accommodation on a shared basis between 22 October and 25 October 2019;
  • Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner;
  • Transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue;
  • Summit hand-outs and support materials;
  • The cost of travel to and from London. Your flight to and from London must depart from and return to one and the same international airport.

How to apply?

Apply online through this link.

For more information, please visit the official website.