The Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative for talented, highly qualified professionals to start a career as an international civil servant with the United Nations Secretariat. It consists of an entrance examination and professional development programmes once successful candidates start their career with the UN.

Basic application criteria:

  • You must have the nationality of a participating country.
  • You must hold at least a first-level university degree relevant for the exam area you are applying for.
  • You must be 32 or younger by the end of the examination.
  • You must be fluent in either English or French.

Important Updates:

The process of selecting the students has ended for the Year 2016, we hope this process will repeat in the next years.

Press here to see the examination details for 2015

Instructions on How to register

Press here to visit the Programme official website and start your application