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APRU Undergraduate Leaders’ Program 2021

Download and review the post-event report of ULP 2021 hosted by University of the Philippines.

We are the creators, shapers, and movers of the future not only just for the Asia-Pacific region but also for the rest of the world. With the theme, “Sahaya: Science and Arts Harnessing the Youth’s Advocacies”, this year’s ULP will be hosted by the University of the Philippines ( from 18 – 29 October 2021.

Sahaya means light and hope in the Tausug language of the Philippines, and we envision that through ULP 2021 youth leaders of the Asia-Pacific will uphold and embrace interdisciplinary, people-centered, and environmentally sustainable approaches and solutions to meet emerging challenges in the Asia-Pacific in an increasingly globalized world.

ULP 2021 will immerse youth leaders to the challenges of a developing country in the Asia-Pacific through a 12-day program of virtual lectures and workshops with proactive and interactive sessions on creativity, innovation, and empowerment together with local and international experts from the fields of Science and the Arts.

By joining the ULP 2021, youth leaders will gain a multifaceted perspective on achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Asia-Pacific region and be equipped with necessary knowledge and skills on production of video blog or vlog and critical digital literacy which aims to develop active and engaged thinkers and creators in digital environments.

As an output for the program, youth leaders are expected to propose solutions to these emerging challenges by producing their own video blog or vlog.

Participants will also have the chance to meet exemplary leaders in their respective fields such as in good governance, environment and climate change, biofortification, and  agriculture, among others.


To ensure the academic and experiential quality of the program, the participation of ULP 2021 will be capped at 64 students. Each APRU member university may nominate up to five (5) students for the ULP. Live Streaming options for the program will be available for observers and the public.

Application Process 

Applicants should complete the application form and submit it to the assigned coordinator of their university for the APRU ULP 2021.

Member universities should endorse the application form/s and send it via email to [email protected] with the subject “Nominations for APRU ULP 2021 – (Name of University)”.

The selection committee will evaluate the received application forms. Participating universities will be notified of the nomination results via email.

Program fee

USD 100 (includes program materials and resources). The University of the Philippines welcomes any sponsorship from the APRU member universities for their students to participate in the program.

Program flow

This year’s APRU ULP will be hosted via Zoom platform. Participants are expected to log-in the platform everyday for 12 days. The tentative schedule of activities are as follows:

  • Monday, October 18: Opening Ceremony for APRU ULP 2021
  • Tuesday, October 19 – Sunday, October 24: Workshops and Lectures
  • Sunday, October 24: Global Cultural Activity
  • Monday, October 25: Integration
  • Tuesday, October 26 – Thursday, October 28: Group Work
  • Friday, October 29: Plenary Presentation, Closing Ceremony, and Philippine Cultural Activity

Updated schedule of activities will be shared in future communications and program materials once the participants have been finalized.

Key Dates

To the youth leaders, do you aspire to be the Sahaya in the future? Mark your calendars by June 30,2021 to register and get ready to embark on a mission to harness the youth’s advocacies with Science and the Arts towards the greater good.

Here are also some important dates to remember:

  • Deadline of nominations: August 31, 2021 (Deadline extended til Sept 5, 2021)
  • Release of nomination results: September 15, 2021
  • Deadline of payment: September 30, 2021
  • Actual program date: October 18 – 29, 2021

Interested participants are encouraged to bookmark and go back to this page for any updates and announcements.

For further inquiries related to ULP 2021, please contact Dr. Imee Su Martinez at [email protected].

About the Undergraduate Leaders’ Program

The Undergraduate Leaders’ Program (ULP) supports emerging undergraduate leaders in becoming real-world change makers by driving awareness, action, and change, supporting them in their academic and personal goals. By providing cultural exchange experiences and unique learning opportunities, APRU seeks to equip the next generation of leaders with the skills they need to contribute to positive change for the betterment of societies worldwide.


Address: APRU International University Centre, Unit 902, Cyberport 2, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +852 2117 7060
Fax: +852 2117 7077