Memorandum from the Office of the Chairperson on the Call for Applications to the ASEAN-China Young Leaders Scholarship 2021

Memorandum from the Office of the Chairperson on the Call for Applications to the ASEAN-China Young Leaders Scholarship 2021

The ASEAN-China Young Leaders Scholarship Program (ACYLS) is an initiative in response to the call of the Leaders of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and ASEAN Member States (AMS) to increase people-to-people exchanges, strengthen educational cooperation and promote academic exchanges and linkages between AMS and the PRC. It aims to foster socio-cultural and people-to-people exchanges to build a closer ASEAN-China community with a shared future.

ACYLS is a merit-based scholarship program funded by Chinese government, which will support ASEAN nationals, particularly young and promising leaders with working experience, to study for Master’s or doctoral degrees, undertake short-term research programs, and participate in training courses in top Chinese universities.

It aims to provide opportunities for ASEAN professionals and future leaders to enrich their knowledge, broaden their horizon, develop work skills, and improve their competitiveness while enhancing their life experiences by living and studying in China. ACYLS will provide a full scholarship award covering all program-related expenses such as: (i) tuition and other school fees, (ii) accommodation, (iii) round-trip international air fare, (iv) comprehensive medical insurance, and (v) stipends.

Applicants must first register online and submit their applications, including related documents, through or by clicking on “Scholarship Application for Students.” After applying online, copies of the application form and supporting documents should be submitted to the CHED International Affairs Staff (CHED-IAS) by mail at 2/F CHED HEDC Bldg., Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, or via email at using the subject line “ [LAST NAME]_ACYLS 2021 APPLICATION DOCUMENTS”.

The attached annexes list the requirements to be submitted by applicants. Application packages must be submitted to CHED-IAS strictly on or before 23 April 2021. Note that incomplete application packages will not be processed. Applicants who pass CHED-IAS’ screening will afterwards be officially endorsed to the ASEAN Secretariat for the final selection phase to be done by the ACYLS Joint Committee.

For further information on eligibility, list of schools and majors open for application and documents required for application, please refer to the attached ACYLS 2021 Guidebook.

Queries and concerns may be directed to CHED-IAS through (02) 8441 0750 and