The Duke of Edinburghs International Award

  • About us

    The DofE is a unique, exciting self- development program available to all young people worldwide aged 14-24, equipping them with life skills to make a difference within themselves, their communities, and the world.

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    The DofE is an incredible opportunity to improve your skills and discover new experiences. The benefits stay with you long after receiving your Award!

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  • After DofE

    The experiences gained and skills learned become increasingly evident, and the DofE medal is a true testament of your commitment to serving others.

    Life after DofE

  • About us

    The DofE is a unique, exciting self- development program available to all young people worldwide aged 14-24, equipping them with life skills to make a difference within themselves, their communities, and the world.

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    More than 8 million young people from around the world have joined the DofE Award. Read about their experiences with the DofE.

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  • Getting started

    The DofE is available to all youth ages 14 to 24. It’s a fun and effective way to improve your skills and discover new experiences while earning a truly international honor given by the British Royal Family. Join our network of more than 8 million people from over 140 countries around the world!

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  • About us

    The DofE is a unique, exciting self- development program available to all young people worldwide aged 14-24, equipping them with life skills to make a difference within themselves, their communities, and the world.

    More about DofE

  • Significance

    The experiences gained and skills learned become increasingly evident, and the DofE medal is a true testament of your commitment to serving others.

    Life after DofE Significance

  • Join us

    The DofE is an incredible opportunity to improve your skills and discover new experiences. The benefits stay with you long after receiving your Award!

    How to join Benefits

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

The DofE is a unique, exciting self- development program available to all young people worldwide aged 14-24, equipping them with life skills to make a difference within themselves, their communities, and the world. .

The program was founded in 1956 by British Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

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