Call for applications for the fully funded Kectil International Youth Leadership Program 2019. This is an international fully funded leadership program for highly talented youth between ages 17 and 26. The title “Kectil” refers to the “Knowles Educational and Charitable Trust for International Leadership”

The duration of the 2019 Kectil program is one year. This is a free online course on leadership and applicants from least developed and developing countries can apply for Kectil leadership program. 

This is a one year long free online leadership course. Participants will receive certificates if they completed the monthly assignments. Towards the end some exceptional participants will be selected for a fully funded Conference in USA . Don’t wait for last date and apply as soon as possible. This is best online leadership program and those who do well in this online course will get a chance to attend a fully funded international conference 2019 in USA. The Developing Youth Leadership Conference will be held in Atlanta, United States

Host Organisation:

  • “Kectil” refers to the “Knowles Educational and Charitable Trust for International Leadership”

Program Duration:

  • 1 Year

Program Cost:

Awards for Most Active Participants in the Web-Based Program

What is Kectil?

  • Web-Based Mentoring Program

    Monthly Kectil Talks with Leaders in Science, Business, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Public Service

  • Assignments & Sharing

    Connect with other students on social media (Facebook & Twitter) with facilitated web-based group discussions

  • Youth Leadership Conference

    Intensive Leadership Training, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop, Meetings with Successful Leaders, and Creation of Network of Youth Peers in Developing Countries

  • Alumni Web-Portal

    Maintenance of Network of Youth Peers in Developing Countries, Interaction with New Youth Participants, Availability of Mentorship from Program

Eligibility Criteria:

The Kectil Program is for rising youth leaders in developing and least developed countries who:

  • Are between 17 – 26 years old
  • Can communicate in English
  • Have access to computer and the internet
  • Are motivated to improve their leadership skills and knowledge base

How to Apply for Kectil Youth Leadership Program?

Please click on the Apply Now button to proceed to Kectil Registration Form 2019. Fill all the required blanks required carefully. Spend more time on essay questions. The answer in the Kectil online registration form will play an important role in your selection.

Application Timeline:

Note: The Kectil Application 2019 deadline is extended to 30th November, 2018

  • Application Opens: August 15, 2018
  • Application Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Acceptances: December 31, 2018
  • Program Starts: January 15, 2019

All Kectil applicants approved for the 2019 program become the 2019 Kectil Colleagues. Our Kectil Colleagues agree to abide by the Kectil code.

  • Each Kectil Colleague will give full respect to the other Kectil Colleagues regardless of their nationality, religion, gender and culture.
  • Each Kectil Colleague will actively contribute to the program to prepare to be a leader of the next generation.
  • Each Kectil Colleague will use the program to help build a global youth network of talented youth who want to make a difference and advance their communities, countries and the world


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Deadline is November 30, 2018