Application forms and detailed information about the program are available on the APLP website.
The APLP is a nine-month graduate certificate program with a minimum five-month residency in Honolulu, Hawaii. The program combines the development of regional expertise with the cultivation of individual leadership capacity.
Eligible candidates for the program include early to mid-career professionals and mature graduate students with proven leadership experience or high leadership potential. Applications are invited from all nations and sectors of society, including government, business, NGOs, media, education, monastic orders, etc. A four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent is required.
A variety of scholarships are available to assist eligible participants with tuition, living expenses and other program costs.
Based at the East-West Center, the APLP has developed a dynamic network of graduates in over 50 countries who support the Center’s mission of building a peaceful, prosperous and just Asia Pacific region. The APLP was founded in 2001 with generous funding support from the Freeman Foundation and is now widely regarded as the foremost leadership education program in the Asia Pacific region.
The East-West Center is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. The Center contributes to a peaceful, prosperous, and just Asia Pacific community by serving as a vigorous hub for cooperative research, education, and dialogue on critical issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States. Funding for the Center comes from the U.S. government, with additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and the governments of the region.