The Fletcher School Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion is an innovative training initiative designed for banking regulators and policymakers from emerging and frontier markets to promote and further develop their work on policy and regulation in financial services for the poor.

We are now accepting Applications for the 2015 Fletcher Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion. The application period will close on 16 November 2014 at 11:59pm ET. All submitted materials must be received by then to be considered for enrollment; only complete applications will be considered.

Applicants will be notified of Admissions Decisions by 9 January 2015.




PLEASE NOTE: In order to submit the application form, you will need to download it to your computer BEFORE filling out any of the required fields. The form will NOT allow you to fill and submit via internet browser


All potential applicants should keep in mind the following:

  • Admitted Fellows must be present for all aspects of the Program, including each day of a two-week residency in late April, and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion Global Policy Forum in fall. No exceptions.
  • This is a rigorous program. You will be expected to complete readings, assignments and exercises throughout the fellowship year in order to be designated as an alumnus and receive the certificate of completion.
  • Admitted Fellows will receive full scholarships to cover the cost of the Residency including: two weeks of courses and events; coach class return trip airfare; your   lodging; breakfast and lunch on the weekdays, and some dinners; most transportation; some group activities. The Program will not cover your personal and incidental costs or the costs for any additional attendees (i.e., spouses, colleagues, dependents), phone calls, visas, souvenirs, health insurance etc. The Program will not cover travel to the AFI Global Policy Forum.
  • Endorsement of each applicant and their policy issue by the Bank Governor or similar position is required for admittance to the Program.

The program is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.