Applications are now open for the 2019 intake of the Myanmar Young Leaders Programme.


The purpose of the MYLP is to build a network of highly skilled leaders who will contribute to the peaceful development of Myanmar and establish strong links with New Zealand. They will gain English language proficiency and the knowledge and skills to enable them to build the capacity and effectiveness of their sponsoring organisations. Participants in the programme will be expected to work collectively within the group and to promote co-operation between their organisations in building democracy in Myanmar.

The programme runs from 4th March until 25th August 2019 and is based at Victoria University of Wellington which is one of New Zealand’s leading universities. More information about the University can be obtained on

The programme will consist of a 25 week full-time course and visits to relevant organisations. The main objectives are to provide English language proficiency, knowledge of human rights, democratic processes, economics, community development, basic research and proposal writing skills and leadership skills.

The purpose is to assist participants to contribute to decision-making and practice within their own organisations and also  build greater co-operation between Myanmar non-government organisations.

The English Language Institute of Victoria University is responsible for delivering the programme (  A teacher from this Institute works closely with participants, teaching the orientation and assisting with the tailored course, and meeting regularly during the English Proficiency Programme (EPP).  The current teacher, who has been involved since the beginning of the programme, is Karen Falconer.

For MYLP application form, please click the download pdf button.

For MYLP JotForm, please click the download file button.

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