Summer School 2019 Application

+++ We would like to thank you for the overwhelming interest in the 2019 Young Global Changers scholarship program! Please note that applications for 2019 are now closed.  +++

We are once again inviting outstanding young talent from around the world, who demonstrate academic prowess and who are engaged in society - in social, political or environmental activities - to participate in the Global Solutions Summit as well as our summer school from March 16-20, 2019 in Berlin.

Successful applicants will become a part of the Young Global Changers community! While in Berlin, they will connect with experts and policy leaders from think tanks and from across politics, business and civil society to share their ideas and know-how. During workshops and lectures, the participants work with one-of-a-kind individuals from academia and the economic sector, as well as world-renowned thought leaders. The participants will attend talks and discussions at the summit and will engage with the content and ideas discussed.

YGC Summer School Program 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019
Summer School on ‘Global Paradigm Change’ (Day 1)
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Summer School on ‘Global Paradigm Change’ (Day 2)
Monday, March 18, 2019
Global Solutions Summit (Day 1)
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Global Solutions Summit (Day 2)
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Wrap Up - Reporting on the Summit – Generating Output

Who are we looking for?

The Young Global Changers program is looking for young people with innovative ideas on how to make this world a better place and who have developed a project to put these ideas into action. The project needs to be connected to one of the ten T20/G20 topics and must aim to make an impact and bring about positive change, whether at the global, regional or local level. Ideally, the projects are already being implemented but applicants can also present a project idea when they apply.

Eligibility: Who can apply?

  • Student or young professional with excellent academic achievements                                     
  • Individuals available to attend the summer school and the Global Solutions Summit in Berlin, March 16 - 20, 2019
  • Special interest in one or several of the overarching topics of the Global Solutions Initiative
  • Proof of volunteer work or extracurricular social projects
  • Provide demonstrative evidence or conceptualization of a project striving to make an impact
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Writing skills and experience in journalism, media production and/or blogging are an asset

The Scholarship

We are offering full scholarships for the Young Global Changers 2019 which include the following:

  • Travel expenses to and from Berlin
  • Accommodation for the time of the program
  • Free admission to the Global Solutions Summit 2019
  • Summer school workshops 
  • Lectures with global thought leaders from academia 
  • Exchange of work, thoughts, and ideas with great minds from think tanks, business, politics and civil society 
  • Joining an exclusive network of like-minded Young Global Changers and building long-lasting relationships 


Our jury will select the participants by beginning of February 2019. We will contact you shortly after that. Please note that we cannot give any information about the status of your application before the end of the application period.

If, after reviewing this information, you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

+++ We would like to thank you for the overwhelming interest in the 2019 Young Global Changers scholarship program! Please note that applications for 2019 are now closed.  +++