Admission Process

Round 1: Fill out the application

You can fill out the application form online or collect it from your Campus Ambassador or from the BYLC Headquarters

Round 2: Written assessment round
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a second-round assessment through a written test at BYLC Headquarters in Dhaka. Applicants outside Dhaka will sit for an online test.
  • Written test is not applicable to the Youth Leadership Summit and the Youth Leadership Bootcamp applicants.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited for final selection through an interview round at BYLC Headquarters or over the phone if candidates are outside Dhaka.
  • Group discussions are only applicable for the Building Bridges through Leadership Training and the Building Bridges through Leadership Training Junior programs.

For your interview, you must bring the following documents:

  • Copy of National ID card or Passport Identification Pages or Birth Certificate
  • Current student ID card or proof of student status

If you attend a phone interview, you need to submit the scanned copies of all the above documents through email at least two days before attending the interview.


How are students selected?

Admission into a BYLC program is highly competitive. Our Admissions Committee looks at your application in a holistic manner. Along with academic excellence, we assess your understanding of leadership, critical thinking ability, and communication skills.

It should be noted, when making final selections, we try and maintain diversity in our candidate pool. This diversity is in terms of gender, ability, educational background (Bengali medium, English medium, and Madrassa curriculum), academic experience, institutional variation, and geographic location.

When will I find out if I am selected?

Confirmations vary depending on the program and the number of applications we receive. We usually respond within three weeks of the application deadline. We contact applicants via e-mail, SMS, and phone calls, so please make sure to check regularly for updates.

Am I eligible for financial aid?

We provide financial aid on a need basis. If you can demonstrate high achievement in academics, excel in the BYLC admissions rounds, show your family’s financial circumstances you will be considered for financial aid.

How can I apply for financial aid?

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please inform us during your interview or directly to the Admissions Committee through email at Once we receive your request, we will email you an online financial aid application form.

Can I get a refund?

Yes. If you complete the registration process but cannot join the program for a valid reason, then you will be eligible for the refund if you apply for the refund in time. If you withdraw 14 working days before program commencement, 90% of the registration fee will be refunded. If you withdraw 6 days before program commencement, there will be no refund, as it will be too late to offer a seat to another student.

How do I get in touch with my Campus Ambassador?

BYLC has 64 Campus Ambassadors representing 10 educational institutions in Bangladesh. You can find the Campus Ambassador at your institution and meet him/her in-person to know more about our programs and other relevant information.

If you are selected from the program, the Admissions Team will contact you about payment and registration.