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 Kectil Program was created to identify and nurture highly talented youth in developing countries who have the potential to make a positive difference in their communities and countries.

This is a one year long 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 .

Host Organisation:
  • “Kectil” refers to the “Knowles Educational and Charitable Trust for International Leadership”
Program Duration:
  • 1 Year
Program Cost:
  • Fully Funded leadership Program

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

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How to Apply for Kectil Youth Leadership Program?

Please click on the Apply Now button. After clicking you will be proceed to Kectil Application form 2019.  Fill all the required blanks required carefully. Spend more time on essay questions. The answer of these questions will be help you in your selection.

Application Timeline:
  • Application Opens: August 15, 2018
  • Application Deadline: November 15, 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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