Yale Young Global Scholars Programme

With no grades or course credit, YYGS encourages students to approach all aspects of the program creatively and with the understanding that they set their own limits. Students receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the session. Living in Yale’s residential college gives students a taste of life at Yale University.

Yale Young Global Scholars offers nine interdisciplinary sessions at Yale’s historic campus in New Haven, CT, and Yale Center Beijing offers YYGS-Beijing in their state of the art facilities in Beijing, China. All sessions share a single application, but students can indicate preferences for up to three sessions on the application. Students may only attend one session each summer.

The program runs in June-August 2019 and includes sessions in nternational affairs and globalisation, sustainable development, literature, sciences, politics, law and economics, creative arts and media, and many more!

Thanks to generous donors, YYGS is able to offer various Scholarships, which are Need-Based Financial Aid packages that cover full-tuition ($6,250 USD) and may also cover travel costs.

In order to be considered for one of these scholarships, candidates must complete the entire online YYGS Application, including the Need-Based Financial Aid portion, by February 6, 2019.

Main criteria

  • Age: Be at least 15 years old by February 6, 2019 (application deadline);
  • English Fluency: Be able to participate in a rigorous academic curriculum conducted in English;
  • Grade Level: Be a current high school sophomore or junior (or international equivalent);
  • Graduation Date: Be graduating in May/June 2020 or 2021 from the Northern Hemisphere, or in Nov./Dec. 2019 or 2020 from the Southern Hemisphere. YYGS accepts applications from ALL countries.

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