How to apply

We welcome applications from determined young people who are passionate about leading change in the world. Our admissions process is rigorous and we search for high achievers who will make a positive impact in public, private, and civil sectors. You can apply online through our website or by collecting a hard copy application from BYLC Headquarters or your Campus Ambassador.

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See the table below to see which program you are eligible for.
Program Eligibility Criteria
Building Bridges through Leadership Training Junior (BBLTJ)
  • Secondary school students in grades 6 to 10 from Bangla or English medium schools or madrassas
  • Students who attended S.S.C./O Level/Dakhil/Equivalent degree exam
Building Bridges through Leadership Training (BBLT)
  • H.S.C./A level/Alim students
  • First and second-year undergraduate students from any accredited university & madrassa in Bangladesh
Art and Practice of Leadership (APL)
  • Third or fourth year undergraduate students
  • Fresh university graduates (Up to one year after graduation)
  • First or second year full-time master’s students
  • Note: Executive master's students are not eligible
Youth Leadership Bootcamp (YLB)
  • Undergraduate students from any accredited university in Bangladesh
Youth Leadership Summit (YLS)
  • College or university students from any academic medium
  • Any young professional (age below 30)

If you require further information about which program is the best fit for you, please feel free to contact us directly.


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 54 Campus Ambassadors representing 47 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.

After assessing your application, the Admissions Team will contact you about the next round of admission.