Program Costs and Funding


Estimated Costs to Participants

April 27 - September 15, 2023

All fellows are responsible for these costs. Accommodations, living expenses, and roundtrip airfare pertain to the Residency portion, June 22-August 18, 2023.

Program Fees


Accommodations in East-West Center
living quarters

up to $1,358 (51 nights in EWC residence hall)

Living Expenses (meals & incidentals)

$2,900 (approximate)

Roundtrip Air Travel to/from Honolulu



(not including airfare and visa fees)


Supplemental Scholarships 

Supplementary scholarships support is available to help defray the cost of program fees and accommodations. To apply for scholarships, please indicate this on your application in the scholarship section. On average, 75% of APLP Fellows receive partial scholarships to defray the costs of participating in the program. Scholarships take the form of endowed fellowships, annual gifts and occasional awards, and are subject to availability and change. APLP supplemental scholarships derive from a variety of public and private granting agencies, institutions, governments and individuals, including East-West Center alumni.

The APLP is extremely grateful for support from the Hawaii Pacific Rim Society Fellowships, Jhamandas Watumull Fellowships, Jean E. Rolles Fellowships, Eleanor and Hermann Haus Fellowships, Buddy and Melga Torre Gendrano Fellowships, and the Nainoa Thompson Fellowship to name a few.


Interested in Supporting APLP Scholarships?

Many of the scholarships listed above are funds raised on an annual basis through various private donations.  The Asia Pacific Leadership Program team is always working to raise additional funds to support APLP Fellows and defray their out-of-pocket costs for participating in the program.  If you are interested in donating towards participant scholarships, please visit the East-West Center's online donation page and select "APLP Scholarships" in the 'Designation' drop-down menu.
Named scholarships and endowments [those named in honor of a loved one, family foundation, interest area, etc.] can also be established to support participant scholarships for the Asia Pacific Leadership Program.  To inquire about named scholarships and endowments, please contact the East-West Center Foundation.