Application Guideline








From Sun. 18 August to Sun. 25 August 2019




National Olympics Memorial Youth Center (NYC)

Address: 3-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya, Tokyo 151-0052

Phone number: (+81) 334692525





・Those who are 30 years old and younger

・Those who have not participated in previous IDYFs

・Fluency in English for discussion and presentation

・Must be able to attend all programs during the forum


Desirable Attitudes


・Active in discussion

・Open-minded with creative ideas and diversified values 

・Eager to tackle development problems, using the experience of IDYF2019




Approximately 40 


Participation fee


If you are selected to participate in IDYF 2019, you will be required to pay 25,000 JPY, which covers your accommodation, meals, and transportation fees during the forum (Sun. 18th Aug to Sun. 25th Aug 2019). 


*It doesn’t include transportation fees from the airport to the venue, accommodation fee before / after the program, or insurance.

*Optional tour on 25th is not covered. 

*Payment details will be announced after the results of the selection. 


Scholarship Applications


This year, scholarships will be given to up to 10 applicants who show extraordinary skills, experiences or knowledge on each of the case studies but have financial difficulties to cover ONLY participation costs. Maximum 100,000 yen will be given based on the necessity of each individual.


Applicants who wish to apply for the scholarship must claim that in the application form. Only those who passed the document screening will be invited to Skype interview.




Application Procedure


Application Deadline: 3rd May 2019, 23:59 JST (GMT/UTC+9)

                                   24th May 2019, 23:59 JST (GMT/UTC+9)


• Applications that arrive after the deadline shall not be accepted.

• Those who would like to receive travel scholarships must apply by the first deadline, 3rd May.

• You can submit the application form only once. Even if you submit more than twice, only the first one will be counted. 


Interview for Scholarship candidates


Those who passed the document screening will be invited to Skype interview.

The schedule of interview will be informed via email by 17th May, and the interview will be held from 18th to 25th May. 


*Interviews are not held for Self-funded candidates


Announcement of Selection


Successful applicants will be selected on a rolling-basis and notified of their results by email by 11th May for early applicants. 

If you are selected as a member of IDYF 2019, we will send you an email to confirm your participation in our  forum. In case you do not pass this selection process, we will not send any information to you. The successful applicants who would like to attend must reply within a week of notification.

Once you confirm the selection result, you cannot cancel your participation. 


Other things to note 


Visa Arrangements


Participants are to arrange required visa on their own. As this may take some time, please complete it well before your trip to Japan. If you require any documents (e.g. invitation letter), please inform us so that we could provide you with them. Visa expenses are not included in the participation fee.


Accommodation before and after the program 


For those who wish to stay in Japan before or after the forum, please arrange your accommodation by yourself. The expenses will not be covered by IDYF 2019.


Optional Sightseeing Tour 


On August 25th, sightseeing tour will be organized in Tokyo. The details of the tour will be announced later. 

*It is not included in participation fee (25,000 JPY). 






Contact Details

If you have any questions, please contact our secretariats:



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We are looking forward to receiving applications from all around the world!