Basic requirements

1. Age

You have to be between the ages of 18 – 28 years to participate in the program.

2. English

You need to be able to understand, speak, read and write English at least at an intermediate level. Certification is required if English is your second language. If you have any questions about certification please write to [email protected]

3. Application fee

We will only process your application once the non-refundable application fee of SEK 750 has been received. You will receive an application fee confirmation email once this has been processed by YIP. Please save this as its submission is required in your complete application.

Applications will be processed as they arrive and eligible participants will be accepted on an ongoing basis. When we have reached the maximum number of participants, applications will close.

application steps

Step 01: fill in the form

In order to receive the actual application document and procedure, please complete the form and you will receive an email which outlines further steps of the YIP application.

Online Form

If you prefer a paper form, please download the same form in pdf format here.

Paper Form

Please note: completing the form is only the first step of your application to YIP.

Step 02: Send your complete application

Together with the required attachments:

  • Health report
  • English certificate
  • Portrait photograph 
  • Application fee confirmation
  • The two reference letters should be sent directly from referees to [email protected] with your name as a subject reference. 

For some of these attachments it is required to use the forms provided.

Download forms

Step 03: Pay your application fee

We will only process your application when your full application and non-refundable application fee of SEK 750 has been received. Proof of payment is required.

Make your payment

Step 04: Confirmation of received application

Your fully completed application will be confirmed within a week of its arrival.

If you have not heard from us within a week of sending your application, please contact the YIP office [email protected]


Your application will be reviewed and if successful at this stage, you will be contacted to arrange a video call with at least one of the organising team members.


You will have a personal conversation with at least one member of the organising team about your intentions, hopes and motivation. This is also a space where you can ask questions and questions will be asked to you.

Step 07: Identification

Send in a copy of your passport to [email protected]

Step 08: announcement of selection process

You will be notified as to the outcome of your application within a week of your Skype interview.

There are three application responses: accepted, wait-listed and declined. 

Step 09: Get ready!

If you are accepted, you will receive:

  • An email notification including your formal acceptance letter
  • A prompt to pay your reservation fee
  • An outline of the program payment amount and timeline
  • Details regarding how to get to YIP
  • Details on what to bring

financial assistance

Given what YIP offers, we believe the program is not expensive. We are very aware that it is a lot of money, especially for people coming from different socio-economic situations. Because of this many participants have had to find creative ways to fund their participation in the program.
Below you will find fundraising information, we are happy to in contact with you if your financial situation is preventing you from attending YIP to support you in your fundraising efforts. 

Tips to fundraise money

Many participants in the past have been very successful through being proactive in their local community. Raising funds through donations and actions may seem intimidating, but it is a great opportunity to show how much you wish to participate in YIP.

Mobilize your network

Get the word out! We suggest you write a letter describing your wish to attend YIP and how you feel it can be a positive next step in your life. Describe YIP and include a flyer. Some example recipients:

  • Your school
  • Teachers
  • Friends
  • Family
  • Local charitable societies like Lions Club or Rotary
  • Religious institutions (like Churches, Mosques, Temples, etc).

Try contacting a local youth worker, educational advisor or someone else with a good overview of organisations in your community. 

YIP has a big network of people and initiatives that can support you as well. Don’t hesitate to ask for collaboration from the YIP community who might be able to support you in your fundraising and your goals to participate in YIP. 

Apply for Grants and scholarships 

There are probably many foundations, charities, scholarships, etc. in your country or region who can financially support your YIP year.  Ask someone in your community who may know where to find more information and contacts or try Google.

Read the requirements for each grant carefully before applying. It will help you write a better application.

YIP Diversity fund

Despite its international character, the YIP participant group often lacks representation from different socio-economic demographics. Because the content of YIP often focusses on global challenges as well as an individual capability to take on multiple perspectives, it is essential that there is a diverse range of backgrounds, cultures, and experiences present at YIP.

In order to meet this need, the YIP Diversity Fund strives to support 2-4 participants who would benefit and thrive from attending this type of education but otherwise wouldn’t be able to.

This fund is not a large body of money that refills each year, but it is a result of ongoing efforts by participants and alumni through bake-sales, grant writing and small donations.

In order to apply to the YIP Diversity Fund you must fulfill the following requirements:

  • You must be accepted through the normal YIP acceptance procedure
  • You have no other means of paying the YIP tuition 
  • You show initiative and actively engage with the YIP organisation

The amount of money there is in the fund differs each year. Typically it supports people with a partial scholarship of 25-50%. The Diversity fund only considers people that have already been accepted to the program, as a first step please complete the application process.

To apply for the Diversity Fund please gent in contact with the organising team under [email protected]