The 8th Asian Youth Forum

Application is now closed!

There are two steps you need to do in applying for AYF 8.

1. You need to fill up our AYF online form. You can find that here.

Note: You will be asked to write an Essay. If your online connection is limited, you may want to write your essay on your personal computer first, then copy-paste the Essay to the online form.

When you have filled in all your details, hit the Submit button and you will see a notification as follows:

"Thank you for applying to AYF 8!
Regarding Notification of Acceptance:
1.    A list of successful applicants will be posted at and asked to confirm their attendance to officially register for AYF 8.
2.    Due to the volume of applicants, accepted participants are required to confirm their attendance to guarantee their slots.
3.    Please do not contact AYF or any of our representatives to inquire about the status of your application or the reason why your application was rejected. "

Once you have seen the above message, your application form is now submitted to our database. You can now immediately proceed to Step 2.

2. Once you have submitted the online form, you need to send two things:

  1. A digital 2x2 ID photo (taken within the last 6 months, in white background and business attire)
  2. A letter of recommendation (from a teacher or other adult)
Please download the form for recommendation letter below (if you are from Japan or Korea, please download the form specifically for your country below)
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When you have completed Step 1 and 2, your application for Asian Youth Forum is complete. No further action needed.

The deadline for AYF 8 Application is on March 15th, 2010 - 5:00PM GMT+9 (Seoul, Korea Time). This means you need to submit both Step 1 and Step 2 before the deadline.

Applications for AYF national delegations and official AYF student teams from invited universities and countries should be made through their local AYF coordinators and student leaders

Application for AYF Alumni
Have attended AYF before? Looking forward to come back? We'd be lucky to have you again!

If you are an alumni of AYF and you wish to apply this year, please visit the AYF online form (as linked above) and fill in all your details - but you are not required to write an Essay! So please fill in the sections of "Personal Information" and "Applicant Status", then leave the "Essay" section blank and submit your form.

Once you have submitted your form, your application process is finished. You are not required to send in a recommendation letter or a photo.
We will review your application and if your application is successful (again!), we will send you a notification of acceptance.

We hope to see you in the next Asian Youth Forum!