2023 Leading Northern Ireland Scholarship to Attend OYW Summit in Belfast

Deadline: May 21, 2023.

One Young World is the global community for young leaders. They exist to develop young leaders who are taking action to solve the world’s big challenges.

It all begins with the One Young World Summit, an annual gathering of 2,000+ of the brightest young leaders from every country and sector. Delegates from 190+ countries are counselled by influential political, business, and humanitarian leaders such as Justin Trudeau, Paul Polman and Meghan Markle, and many others to harness the knowledge and skills needed for being impactful change makers.

The One Young World Summit 2023 will be held in the vibrant city of Belfast. Belfast is a city renowned for its resilience and optimism. Having emerged from decades of conflict due to the courage and resilience of its people; the city and its people understand the importance of leadership. 2023 marks the 25th anniversary of the Belfast Good Friday Agreement.

With nearly 40% of its population under 30 years old, Northern Ireland has a generation of talented, responsible, and civically minded young people who are driving positive social change for a better future. As the Summit once again welcomes attendees from 190+ countries, it is critical to ensure the representation of young Northern Irish leaders who are making a positive impact in their communities.

Building on successful efforts to enhance the participation of host nation delegates, the Leading Northern Ireland Scholarship provides young people from across Northern Ireland, who are not already affiliated with OYW partner organisations, funding to participate in the One Young World Summit 2023 and join the One Young World Community.


You should apply for this scholarship if you:

  • Are aged 18 – 30 by the date of the One Young World Summit 2023.
  • Are a resident of Northern Ireland.
  • Have proven leadership abilities and act as a role model in your community.
  • Have a capacity for innovation and value-driven problem-solving.
  • Have an ability to generate and articulate impactful ideas.

The Leading Northern Ireland Scholarship proactively welcomes diversity. This means we are looking for people who are doing the best they can within their individual circumstances, to improve the lives of others, no matter their field of interest or expertise.


  • Delegate access to the One Young World Summit 2023 which takes place in Belfast from 2 – 5 October 2023.
  • Catering which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Membership of the One Young World Ambassador Community.


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