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ITU regrets to announce that the scholarship contest under the YES project for 2011 will not take place.
Nevertheless, YES winners from previous years will continue to receive the remaining amount of their scholarships. We thank you for your understanding.

La UIT lamenta anunciar que para el año 2011, el concurso de becas en el marco del proyecto YES, no tendrá lugar.
Los becarios YES de los años anteriores seguirán recibiendo el importe restante de sus becas. Agradecemos por su comprensión.


L'UIT a le regret d'annoncer que pour l'année 2011, le concours des bourses d'études dans le cadre du projet YES, n'aura pas lieu.
Néanmoins, les laureates YES des années précédentes continueront de recevoir la somme restante de leur bourse. Nous vous remercions de votre compréhension.









The “Youth Education Scheme (YES)” is one of the cornerstones of the ITU-D “Children and Youth”  Special Initiative, in support of needy and deserving young people, from Least Developed Countries (LDCs),  developing countries and countries in transition who wish to complete their tertiary education in the information and communication technologies (ICTs) and related fields. The objective is to enable motivated young people to contribute to the development of their communities, country and region using their achieved ICT knowledge and skills.



The goal of the selection procedure is to identify talented young people who are unable to complete their studies in ICTs and related fields without financial support.

The candidate must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Coming from LDCs,  developing countries or countries in transition   (Check in the list);

  • Be under 30 years of age in 2009 (Please provide us with a certified copy of your ID card)

  • YES can be granted only once. Former YES winners can not apply anymore;

  • The applicant must provide the following documents to apply for a scholarship;

  • Provide a copy of the letter of acceptance from the relevant university indicating the specific degree course and its duration as well as the related amount of the tuition fees;

  • Provide copy of the last 2 annual transcripts (academic results of the last 2 yeas of studies delivered by the place of education (e.g. school/ high school /college / university etc.);

  • Provide two (2) recommendation letters dully signed by the relevant teachers/professors from your most recent place of education and/or work (including their contact details);

  • Duly fulfil the Application Form

  • All Documents attached to the Application Form should be provided in English/French/Spanish only. In all other cases please provide a certified translation of the documents in the abovementioned languages.



Kindly note that the following applications are encouraged:

  1. Studies in ICTs;

  2. Students who wish to continue their studies in their own country or in a neighbouring country;

  3. Applications from women;

  4. Applications from indigenous people;

  5. Applications from persons with disabilities.



  • Youth Education Scheme scholarship programme cover only the tuition fees (registration and studies), up to a maximum of ten thousand United States dollars (10,000 US$)[1].

  • Tuition fees will be paid by the ITU directly to the relevant university.


The YES programme is funded through voluntary contributions of sponsors.


To apply for a YES scholarship, you should fully complete the application form given below.
Please note that incomplete files will not be considered for the evaluation process.




Application form





[1] The total amount of the assistance requested must not exceed ten thousand United States dollars (US$ 10,000). The amount in question covers only tuition fees and registration charges (it does not include books, accommodation, travel, public transport, meals, etc.)



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