Call for International Student Festival of Harkat 2021

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Join a student festival in Iran (age 18 – 40 years old)

The International Student Festival of Harkat is the largest student event in Iran. The festival is organisedย by the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology of Iran, in collaboration with Western Asian Development Institute (WADI) and has been hosted by different Iranian universities since 2008. The concept of the festival is to gather students from different parts of the world in a combination of a festival and an exhibition. The festival aims at encouraging student projects and activities, fostering inspiration and being a starting point for international cooperation amongst students.
This opportunity is open for students from all over the world and is a meeting platform for young people with different scientific and cultural backgrounds.
ย Benefits:
  • Get a Free Online Course on Persian Language and Culture
  • Get Free Personal Development, Leadership and Soft Skills Courses
  • Enjoy a Partially funded trip to Iran in 2021 (as soon as the borders are open and international travel is allowed)
  • Opportunity to interact virtually with students from all over the world
  • Certificate of Participation from the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology of Iran.

More details:

The International Student Festival of Harkat is a place where young people get to know each other, establish new friendships and discuss various topics, from different points of view. Last year more than 30,000 applications from 127 submitted to the festival, making it one of the leading diverse student events in the world. This festival is a place to experience unforgettable moments, meet new friends and learn about different cultures in an interesting and unique way.

This international youth event will include workshops and the e-meetings in addition to the online cultural program.

Basically, you can present your own project or a project you are part of. If you have any idea, you are eligible to apply and present your project. Harkat 2021 has the following categories for the projects (but not limited to):

  1. Environment conservation
  2. Community-based and volunteer projects
  3. Public health with a focus on the corona-virus
  4. Achievement to SDGs
  5. Cross-cultural and international projects
  6. Change making
  7. Entrepreneurship and innovation
  8. Social problems
  • Students, young professionals and youth activists who are currently students or have graduated in 2020 of any nationality are eligible to apply
  • There is no limitation in terms of disciplines, study fields or scientific backgrounds
  • Age 18 to 40 years old
  • Able to communicate in English
  • All participants should present a student activity run by themselves, their university or their group.
  • Student or youth projects from any fields are eligible to apply

There are two categories in order to participate in the festival:
  1. Individual participants: if you are currently an enrolled student (or recently graduate) and you have an idea or you have a project and you are willing to present it in an international student festival.
  2. Group participants: if you are a group of 2 or 3 students (or recently graduate) and you have a group idea or project, then you must apply as a group.
How to apply? Scroll down to the “contact details” section
A little bit about WADI

WADI is an accredited organization, creates education and adventure opportunities and experiences for youths and students from across the world. We have gathered 200 participants from 85 different countries in our last year events.


How to apply? 2 steps! First one: Please fill-up the form at ๐Ÿ“

Second step: prepare a video (maximum 5-minute duration). Share it on your Instagram (as a post and as a story) and Facebook page. In the video, applicants must introduce themselves and present a short introduction about their project and must tag and mention @wadi.iran and use the hashtag #Harkat2021

For more opportunities from Wadi Iran, please check:
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Instagram: wadi.iran

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