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Ship For Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Programme (SSEAYP)

Set sail on a 50-day voyage with over 300 youths from ASEAN countries and Japan with the Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Programme (SSEAYP)! The journey promises vibrant discussions on social and youth matters, eye-opening cultural exchanges and engaging sports, recreational and club activities. At each port -of-call, participants can also look forward to interacting with local youths, paying courtesy calls on dignitaries, visiting local institutions, getting involved in community service and experiencing a unique home stay programme.


Organised by the Cabinet Office of Japan and supported by the governments of Southeast Asia, SSEAYP has benefited over 1,000 Singaporean youths since 1974. Through SSEAYP, participating youths have the opportunity for international exposure and leadership development as they play a significant role as youth ambassadors for Singapore. The National Youth Council (NYC), Singapore's national co-ordinating body for youth affairs, oversees the programme.

The journey promises participants with vibrant discussions on social & youth matters and eye-opening cultural exchanges. At each port of call, participants can look forward to interacting with the local youths, pay courtesy calls on dignitaries, visit local institutions and experience a unique home stay programme.


Sailing dates* 
23 Oct 2019 - 13 Dec 2019

Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Japan.

Application process

Click here to sign up


Before you complete the application form, please read the Information on SSEAYP and the Terms & Conditions to participate in the 46th SSEAYP 2019.

If you have any enquiries, please drop an email at sseayp_enquiries@nyc.sg.

SSEAYP Sharing Session

Keen to find out more? We will be having our SSEAYP sharing session organised by NYC, together with SSEAYP International Singapore (SIS) the alumni association of SSEAYP on 26 February 2019, 7pm.

Click on the link here to RSVP. We will confirm your attendance again nearer to the session.


Positions open for nominations/ applications

Closing date for nominations/ applications

1. 46th SSEAYP National Leader

1 Mar 2019, 6.00pm

2. 46th SSEAYP Participating Youth

31 Mar 2019, 6.00pm



*Subject to change