The 2016 Yale Young Global Scholars application

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is offering six financial need-based scholarships for high school students from the African continent to attend YYGS this summer at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. The program is a rigorous academic experience, featuring lectures from renowned Yale faculty.

Participants in the Yale Young Global Scholars Program for Outstanding High School Students can expect an amazing summer experience studying in beautiful campus lecture halls and classrooms, living in Yale’s historic residential colleges, eating in award-winning dining halls, meeting a talented community of fellow students, engaging with world-renowned professors, and interacting with extraordinary visiting practitioners.


The scholarship will cover tuition, airfare and travel expenses to the program.


The Yale Young Global Scholars Program is open to students who have one or two years of secondary school remaining, and offers six unique two-week sessions. 

Applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of an African country and currently reside in that country;
  • Have attended school in that country for most of the applicant’s education;
  • Complete the Yale Young Global Scholars online application, including the financial aid portion


The application deadline is February 11, 2016. 

Quick Links

Download the 2016 prospectus
Before you apply: View the 2016 sample application 



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