To be eligible for the UN YPP 2018, you should meet all of the following eligibility criteria:
To apply for the UN YPP 2018 examination, you should have at least a first-level university degree (i.e., Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree of at least three years) relevant for each exam area. The list of the UN YPP 2018 job networks and corresposding relevant degrees will be announced in May 2018.
32 years old or younger as of 31 December of the year of the examination. Thus, for the UN YPP 2018 your date of birth should be on or after 1 January 1986.
Fluent in English OR French.
The UN YPP 2018 list of participating countries includes the following Member States:
Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Syria, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
The UN YPP 2018 countries are selected by the United Nations. These countries are un- and under-representated among its staff members. If your country of nationalist is not included in the list, you are not eligible to apply for the UN YPP 2018. The list changes on an annual basis.
No professional experience is required.
Planning to apply?
Have a look at this article outlining the key application tips for the UN YPP 2018:
8 Essential Tips to Pass the UN YPP 2018 Screening
I still have questions. What should I do?
In our FAQ section about Application stage you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the UN YPP.