Invitation for applicants to the 2016 Youth Exchange for Peace: Support Program for “HIROSHIMA & PEACE”

February 19, 2016

(The 2016 application period is now closed. Thank you for your interest.)

At the Executive Conference in November 2015, Mayors for Peace designated “conveying the A-bomb experience to future generations through youth exchanges” as one of its intensified activities to promote nuclear weapons abolition for the next few years.

In connection, we have started a program to provide financial and other support to selected youth from member cities who would like to participate in the course, “HIROSHIMA and PEACE”, at Hiroshima City University. This is an intensive summer course in which students from around the world study and discuss Hiroshima and peace in English.

Please refer to the Application Guidelines for more information, such as applicant requirements and support details.

>Application Guidelines
>Outline of “HIROSHIMA and PEACE”
>Schedule of “HIROSHIMA and PEACE”
We request each member city to widely advertise this program in their city with the Application Guidelines, gather up interested local applicants, and submit required documents by email..

Hiroshima City University and the Mayors for Peace Secretariat will select the participants and notify member cities of the results in the middle of May 2016.

Application Deadline: Thursday, April 14th, 2016, by 3pm in Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Required Application Documents:
Please note that submitted documents will be used by Hiroshima City University and the Mayors for Peace Secretariat to select and support the participants.

1. Materials that must be completed by the youth applicant, then submitted by their member city in two separate attachments to the Mayors for Peace Secretariat for Hiroshima City University’s consideration:
>A 2016 “HIROSHIMA and PEACE” course application
>A Statement of Purpose (This is a single, A4-sized page which the applicant creates on their own. It must include a brief self-introduction and short essay on why the applicant wants to participate in this course)

2. Application Form for the Support Program that must be completed by the applicant’s member city and submitted to the Mayors for Peace Secretariat.
>Form 1: ‘Application Form for the Youth Exchange for Peace: Support Program for “HIROSHIMA and PEACE”’

3. Send Application Materials to:

Mayors for Peace Secretariat
1-5 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811 Japan