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APPLY NOW for PGLI 2013. First deadline: May 15, 2013! Second deadline: June 15, 2013!


PGLI 2013 (STRUGA & SKOPJE, 11-24 AUG 2013)

This August, Preparing Global Leaders Institute (PGLI) will hold its 2nd annual gathering which will begin in Struga from 11-21 Aug and finish in the Macedonian capital of Skopje from 22-24 Aug.

Organized by the Association for Global Development Initiatives – “Third Millennium” and in partnership with FON University, PGLI is proud to welcome three award – winning professors from Georgetown, Oxford and St. Cyril and Methodius to teach courses on the psychology of leadership, public speaking, political economy, diplomacy and foreign policy. Delegates will then be able to put their instruction into practice through exciting constitutional, diplomatic and business simulations that will foster important leadership skills and help prepare our delegates for real-world challenges.

Outside of the classroom, PGLI delegates will hear political dignitaries discuss their leadership experiences and have the opportunity to socialize with bright, young, motivated students and professionals from 30+ countries. Attendees will also benefit from immersion in the host country during an 11-day stay on the beautiful coast of the Lake of Ohrid, a UNESCO heritage site, and through recreational trips to Ohrid, St. Naum, and Bitola.

At the end of our program there will be a graduation ceremony held at the prestigious FON University in Skopje. Upon completion of the institutes our delegates will receive certificates from PGL and FON as future global leaders. So if YOU have what it takes to become a PGLI 2013 delegate and please refer to the section bellow:


A completed application form (please download form) is necessary to register for the Preparing Global Leaders Institute. A confirmation letter to all applicants will be sent by e-mail upon acceptance of the application. All applicants will additionally be informed by e-mail on the decision of PGLI admission board. This decision will be final and cannot be appealed upon delivery. Information and consent forms will be mailed in May and June. PGLI grants refunds only when a cancellation is received by July 15.


  • Application form
  • Passport photo (jPEG format)
  • CV (recommended)
  • Letter of Support (optional)

A completed application form with all support documents (optional documents are not required) should be sent to with a subject title: PGLI 2013 Application Form. Please note that admission to the institute is made on a rolling basis, therefore, earlier applications will receive priority consideration. Should you have additional queries regarding the admission process or any other concerns related to PGLI 2013, do not hesitate to contact us via email:


Students may apply for scholarships given by PGLI. Scholarships are based on merit, civic involvement, and motivation. Should applicants wish to apply for a scholarship they should enclose a brief scholarship statement to their application.

Self-financed students pay the full cost of the program which is 1000 EUR (covering tuition fees, accommodation, full meal plan, special events, sport facilities, vocational trips, and transportation Struga-Skopje).

All participants are responsible for travel arrangements and associated insurance and VISA costs (if needed) to Macedonia.

Deadline for submission of applications including CV(recommended) and letter of recommendation (optional): May 15, 2013 (Category A) and June 15, 2013 (Category B).

*Category A: applicants who hold a citizenship of a country that needs VISA to enter Macedonia (check your VISA status by Downloading This File).

Citizens of Georgia and Belarus can enter Macedonia with vouchers issued by the Macedonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and then sent to their home addresses in the respective countries; therefore the deadline for application for these citizens is June 1, 2013.

*Category B: applicants who hold a citizenship of a country that does not need VISA to enter Macedonia.

Citizens of Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Ukraine DO NOT need VISA to enter Macedonia during the period between March 15, 2013 and March 15, 2014; therefore applications received from citizens of these countries are classified as Category B entries with a deadline for submission not later than June 15, 2013.