How to apply

Step by step application:

  1. Contact us via our outbound contact form and request your outbound application form or download it here: YFU-Outbound-Application-Form.
  2. Fill in the online application form, get your parents’ signed approval and send it to us together with your two latest school reports.
  3. The YFU office and / or your closest regional representative will then contact you to set up a visit and selection interview.
  4. If you are positively selected, you will be given access to our online application portal where you can complete your application and upload the supporting documents.
  5. Apply for your passport and all the documents required for your visa application.
  6. Once you have completed the online application file, YFU in your host country will start the placement process and look for a suitable host family and school for you.
  7. Once a host family and school have been found , you will apply for your student visa.
  8. A few weeks prior to your departure you will participate in a pre-departure orientation.
  9. On the day of your departure a YFU representative will meet you at the airport and assist you with the check-in process and any last minute questions you may have.
  10. Upon arrival in your host country, a YFU representative will welcome you at the airport
  11. You will attend a post-arrival orientation in your host country and then start your ‘new life’ with your host family!