The Bhutan YDF empowers young people by providing resources and platforms to define their own future and bring about positive, sustainable change in their communities.


The Bhutan YDF supports young people by offering innovative programs and opportunities to address the unique needs of underserved and disadvantaged youth.


The Bhutan YDF inspires young people to realize their full potential as productive citizens and compassionate leaders through scholarships, service-learning, and advocacy.

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Result for YDF-UWC Scholarship 2018

The Bhutan Youth Development Fund is pleased to announce the result for YDF-UWC Scholarship 2018: Sl# Name of Candidate Total Points (65) Rank Remarks 1 Sonam Lhazin 49.48 1 Y-VIA 2 Tenzy Ongdruk Thinley 48.3 2 Y-VIA 3 Namgyel Pelzang Dorji 47.38 3 Y-VIA 4 Pranisha Sharma 45.86 4 Y-VIA 5 Yenten Jamtsho 44.95 5 […]

About Bhutan

Bhutan is a landlocked country roughly the size of Switzerland, with a population of approximately 7,50,000. Bhutan is known as Druk Yul, the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Bhutan is a country deeply rooted in Mahayana Buddhism, a tradition that stresses not material rewards, but individual development, sanctity of life, compassion for others, respect for […]

YDF-RTC Scholarship result

The Bhutan Youth Development and Royal Thimphu College is pleased to announce the selected candidates for YDF-RTC Scholarship 2018. College is a beautiful journey unlike any other, Wishing you both all the best. Selected Candidates for YDF-RTC Scholarship 2018 Sl # Enroll # Name Gender Aggregate Programme Remarks 1 105161 Kinzang Gyeltsho Male 61.50% BSc […]

RTC-YDF Need-Based Scholarship Announcement

The Royal Thimphu College (RTC) and the Bhutan Youth Development Fund (YDF) jointly announce the availability of 2 full scholarships under the RTC-YDF Need-Based Scholarship Programme 2018. The scholarships will cover all tuition and boarding costs for 1 male & 1 female for 3 years. Candidates with a minimum of 50% aggregate in English + best 3 […]

About YDF

With a special focus on disadvantaged youth, the Bhutan Youth Development Fund enables Bhutanese youth to realize their full potential as productive citizens. The Bhutan Youth Development Fund is a senior member of civil society, known as an advocate for disability rights, substance abuse prevention and treatment, education, employment, and other important issues impacting youth. The Bhutan YDF provides financial support for youth development activities like leadership and volunteerism, drug rehabilitation, special education, basic skills and vocational training, and advocacy for youth-oriented policy.

From the President

Her Majesty the Queen Mother
Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck

The Bhutan Youth Development Fund is committed to making every youth a leader. As Bhutan's leading youth organization, we are working to address the growing needs of our youth and ensure that all youth have equal access to education, meaningful employment and opportunities to realize their potential.

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