Application procedure

The application procedure for the STeLA leadership forum consists of 2 stages. In the 1st stage, applicants are required to submit a CV and answer 3 essay questions. The selected applicants of the 1st round are invited for interviews via Skype or in person, depending on the branch. Finally, the applicants with the best performance in both stages of the application procedure are invited to attend the Forum. 


The application form consists of a CV, and 3 short responses. Starting from this year we will have 2 rounds of applications:

  • The first, early round will start on 1st of January and end on 31st of March.

  • The second, late round will start in 1st of April and end on 31st of May. 

We accept applications on a rolling basis. The reason behind having to rounds is to make sure we are able to make a good selection of participants and balance the participants from all over the world.Applying during the first round will give you a higher chance of selection, since none of the spots for the Forum is taken. In case of missing the first round for any reason, then the second round is still a wonderful opportunity to apply for the STeLA Forum, because there might still be a great spot left open for you.

A week after the application period has ended, all applicants will receive a notice of whether you have been selected for an interview or not.  


The interview will be conducted by senior STeLA members and will include, but is not limited to, questions regarding your CV and responses provided in the application. Shortly after all the interviews have been held you will be informed whether or not you have been invited to join the STeLA Leadership Forum.

Participation Fees / financial support

Participation fee for the forum is USD 600, yet it is still provisional. For non-US participants, our financial team will ask to pay the same amount in EUR/RMB/JPY. At the same time, STeLA tries to minimize the admission fee as much as possible. All fees raised are strictly to cover your accommodation, food and other conference related expenses. This fee does not include travel expenses to and from the forum. Students are encouraged to find financial support themselves and advised to contact their home university, for example at the international office or student advisors, about the possibilities of grants. Another possibility is to apply for sponsorship by a company. If you have any concerns regarding finance, please feel free to contact us via email. 

QUICK REMINDER of The forum!

Venue: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU)

Date: 1st-10th August 2018

Number of Participants: From 40 to 50 selected students among the globe! 

Fee: USD 600 (Provisional) 

About Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) !

Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) established in 2014, was named after His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. MBRU was established on an integrated platform that supports healthcare education, research, and early clinical practice.

MBRU website:

Application form Dubai 2019

To apply for the forum, you are required to fill in your personal information below and submit your CV through a link from any upload service. Additionally, you must answer 3 short essay questions. The 1st one is a personal question which deals with your reasons for applying. In the 2nd, you are asked to answer a question on the topic of this year's forum. The last question deals with your previous leadership/teamwork experiences.

Question 1

STeLA has a strong focus on international teamwork. How will this international experience contribute to your personal growth and/or profession?

*Please answer in English, and limit your response to 300 words.

Question 2

The theme of this year's forum is about energy and sustainability. What issue in this field concerns you the most and why? And what sustainable solution do you feel is both attainable as well as essential for future generations?

*You may answer in English, Chinese or Japanese. Please limit your response to 300 words. (For Japanese: 600-800 words. For Chinese: 300-400 words.)

Question 3

How would you describe the role you usually take in group projects? How does this contribute to the group? What may be pitfalls for you in your role? Be concrete, and specify your answer with examples.

*You may answer in English, Chinese or Japanese. Please limit your response to 300 words. (For Japanese: 600-800 words. For Chinese: 300-400 words.)

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