ISB YLP -Young Leaders Program admission process, structure, deadlines

ISB YLPYoung Leaders Program

ISB introduces a first-of-its-kind initiative in India, the Young Leaders Program (YLP) for undergraduate students, and your platform to take the first step towards becoming a global leader in the corporate world.

YLP provides guaranteed admission to a future, much sought after, One Year Post Graduate Program(PGP) at ISB, contingent upon completion of one year and nine months of work experience.

Key benefits of this Program

During YLP you are not only encouraged to learn and apply the knowledge so gained at your workplace. The program also accelerates career growth during the two pre-PGP years vide structured cutting edge learning and mentorship programs and concludes with admission to the PGP in Management.

The youngsters who make it to this program enjoy the following benefits;

  • Guaranteed Admission into the one year PGP: The admit, during his final undergraduate year, will secure admission into the future PGP, contingent upon completion of one year and nine months of work experience.
  • Cutting edge Learning and Mentorship Program:
  • The admit will be mentored by experienced ISB counselors to enable him/her navigate his/her career path during the two pre-PGP years.
  • During his/her work tenure, the admit will be attending four intensive weekend programs on the ISB Campus at a gap of six months each.
  • YLP Scholarship: Each youngster who makes it to this program, will be granted a YLP scholarship of ` 1 Lac, in addition to the existing need, merit and corporate scholarships which all PGP students contest for.
  • Build Network: The admits will be connected to a group of YLP peers-like minded high-end achievers – as well as the ISB student community and alumni. Admits can interact, share their experiences and build a network for life.

Program Structure

March – Pre-final year Apply to Stage 1 of YLP
July – Final year Shortlisted candidates to apply to Stage 2 with GMAT scores
September – Final year Final Selection Process on campus
October – Final year Admission Offers
Summer – Year 1 of work Attend YLP Learning Weekend 1, complete graduation and start your job
Winter – Year 1 of work Attend YLP Learning Weekend 2
Summer – Year 2 of work Attend YLP Learning Weekend 3
Winter – Year 2 of work Attend YLP Learning Weekend 4
Winter – Year 2 of work Apply for ISB scholarship and attend interview
April – Year 2 of work Join ISB PGP*

YLP admits unable to complete 1 year and 9 months of work experience by April, year 2, have an option to join by April, year 3.


Application Process

Fundamental Essentials: To be considered for admission, an applicant must be in his/her pre-final year of graduation.



Application process – Stage 1

Candidates applying to Stage 1 will need to submit: Application form, One essay and Application fee

Application process – Stage 2

Candidates shortlisted from Stage 1 will then be asked to submit: GMAT / GRE score, Two essays & One Evaluation

Application process – Stage 3

Candidates shortlisted from Stage 2 will be invited to the ISB campus for the Final Selection Process which will include an interview.
The YLP admit, in year 2 of work, will be entitled to contest for a merit based scholarship (and a need based scholarship, where applicable) vide a separate application and interview process.

Admission Calendar

September 15 – October 15, 2017​

Important Deadlines
Stage 1 March 25, 2017
Stage 2 August 31, 2017
Stage 3 September 15 – October 15, 2017
Results October 31, 2017

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