Due to current travel restrictions and the prevailing safety and health risks posed by COVID-19, the Cabinet Office of Japan has confirmed the postponement of the 47th Ship for Southeast and Japanese Youth Programme (SSEAYP). Government officials and alumni representatives from ASEAN member states were informed of the decision at a virtual meeting convened by the Cabinet Office of Japan on 22 June.

The organisers will conduct the SSEAYP Youth Conference 2021. This virtual conference aims to promote friendship and mutual understanding among the youths of ASEAN member countries and Japan by participating in various exchange activities, and to cultivate the youth who can exercise their leadership skills in various fields in the globalising society, take the world’s social agenda as their own issues, and move into action to solve those issues.


Youth engagement in achieving SDGs: A route map for change

Date and Time (*subject to change)

Participants are expected to attend all sessions of the programme.

Day 1 Sunday, 28 November, 2021 | 1pm – 5pm (4hrs)
Day 2 Sunday, 05 December, 2021 | 1pm – 5pm (4hrs)
Day 3 Sunday, 12 December, 2021 | 1pm – 5pm (4hrs)
Day 4 Sunday, 19 December, 2021 | 1pm – 5pm(4hrs)
Day 5 Sunday, 09 January, 2022 | 1pm – 5pm(4hrs)

Eligiblity Criteria

-Age between 18 -30 years old as of 1 April, 2021.
-Youth who is interested in youth exchange between ASEAN member countries and Japan.
-Youth who has a good command of English to participate in the discussion activities
-Youth who has no experience of participating in the past SSEAYP.
-Participation in “SSEAYP Youth Conference 2021” will not be counted as participation in SSEAYP, and the participants of this conference will be able to apply for SSEAYP in the future.
-Participants of the “Next Generation Leaders Conference” (Jan.-Feb. 2021) may apply for “SSEAYP Youth Conference 2021.” However, priority would be given to new applicants.
-27 participants would be selected for the programme.

You may sign up via https://go.gov.sg/nycsseaypyc2021.

Closing date is 31 August 2021. Please contact National Youth Council via sseayp_enquiries@nyc.sg for enquiries.