Deadline: April 15, 2016 | Apply here
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 Young professionals aged 18-30 from the 51 Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) partner countries
Prize: Fully-covered trip and stay in the emerging countries
Location: Russia, Mongolia, China

Join the Asia-Europe team of young professionals and students who will travel together for 2 weeks across China, Mongolia and the Russian Federation!

Want to experience emerging markets? Apply to ASEF Summer University

The theme of the summer university “Gateways of Asia and Europe: Connectivity by Land, Sea & Air”. The 20th ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU20) is for those who are hungry to explore the role of transportation and trade in connecting Asia and Europe – in the past, present and future.

In conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process, ASEFSU20 explores the concept of “Connectivity” between Asia and Europe from 3 lenses:

  • Human Connectivity;
  • Trade and Economic Cooperation; and
  • Transport.

ASEFSU20 leverages on the accelerating social and economic linkages between the 2 dynamic continents. ASEFSU20 is your opportunity to apply your skills and add-on an once-in-a-lifetime educational expedition!


The organisers of the ASEF Summer University will provide travel subsidy, accommodation and meals for the duration of the journey, plus a travel subsidy from your country of residence to the starting point and back. No participation fee.


Applicant must:

  • Hold a citizenship of any of the 51 Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) partner countries;
  • Be young professionals and students, ranging from A (academics) to Z (zen-masters);
  • Be between the ages of 18-30;
  • Have strong command of English (written and verbal);
  • Be up and ready to actively participate in the online preparation phase, 2-weeks journey in 3 countries, and post-event follow-up activities;
  • Be willing to take part in a travel experience that will push you out from your comfort zone.

Application Process

To join ASEF Summer University, complete the application form which consists of your CV, motivation letter and 2 essays.

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