The Asia-Ready Exposure Programme (AEP) is a youth development programme by the National Youth Council (NYC) which provides short-term overseas immersion opportunities for youths to gain a more holistic understanding of the social and cultural contexts, and awareness of economic opportunities in ASEAN member states, China and India (ACI).
The AEP aims to:
The AEP will be co-organised and co-funded by NYC and its partners from the Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs), Youth Sector Organisations (YSOs) and corporates.
The AEP comprises of 3 mandatory phases: Preparation, AEP Project and Closure. All participants must commit to the entire duration and complete all phases of the programme.
At the end of the AEP, participants will achieve the following outcomes:
Eligibility for AEP
Interested youths must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for AEP funding:
* Exceptions will be made for select group of youths who will benefit from additional support.
How to apply?
Interested youths can apply for the AEP through NYC or their respective educational institutions. Please look out for publicity on upcoming AEP projects and follow the application instructions.
Alternatively, you can register your interest to participate in an AEP through the NYC International Open Call Application. We will contact you if there are opportunities that are in line with your profile and interests.
Organisations or youth groups that are interested in co-curating AEP projects with NYC may get more information on the funding guidelines here.
Calendar of Opportunities
Note: Project applications will close at least 2 weeks before the stated start date, but may close earlier if a project is oversubscribed.
Applications for oversubscribed projects may reopen if additional placements are offered, so do keep a lookout via the calendar below.