Application Deadline: 31 December 2022.
The UN Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative for talented, highly qualified professionals to start a career as an international civil servant with the UN Secretariat. It consists of an entrance examination process and professional development once those successful start their career with the UN.
1. Confirm Your Eligibility
Carefully review basic application criteria on the YPP Home page.
2. Review The Job Opening
The YPP application period typically opens each June.
Read carefully to determine if you meet the requirements.
3. Prepare An Application
Watch the YPP Application Guide Video prior to applying!
A general UN “Applicant Guide” is available in Inspira by logging in and clicking on the “Manuals” link on the top of the page.
4. Application Evaluation
Applications will be screened to determine if they meet the basic eligibility requirements (i.e., nationality, age, education, language).
If more than 40 applicants from the same country are eligible for an exam area, those applicants will be screened and ranked based on highest level of education completed, knowledge of official UN languages, and relevant work experience.
If the exam occurs in two stages, then 60 applicants per country/per exam area may be invited to the first exam stage, with a maximum of 40 per country/per exam area proceeding to the second stage.
All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.
Who Can Apply?
What is the Eligibility Criteria?
Nationality – be a national of a participating country
Education – hold at least a first-level university degree relevant for the exam(at least a relevant Bachelor’s degree or a 3-year equivalent degree)
Age – be 32 years old or younger in the year of the examination
Language – be fluent in either English or French