The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is a summer academic enrichment and leadership program that brings together outstanding high school students from around the world for intensive two-week sessions on Yale’s campus in New Haven and the Yale Center Beijing in China. YYGS offers six unique sessions in New Haven and one session in Beijing, China.

Participants attending a YYGS session in New Haven 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.

Participants attending a YYGS session in Beijing, China will have the opportunity to experience Yale’s world-renowned education while exploring one of the most culturally-vibrant and influential cities in the world. In addition to bringing some of Yale’s most renowned professors to China, this session will take advantage of its location by inviting distinguished professionals with real-life experience to lecture on relevant, important issues. Students will also have the opportunity to visit significant cultural sites, such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. YYGS-Beijing is limited to 90 students, making an intimate atmosphere for students to learn and make connections with their instructors and peers. This is the third year YYGS is offering a session in China, but the first time it is doing so during the summer. Read more about this new offering >

Yale Young Global Scholars is an official Yale University program.


March 28, 2018
Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is thrilled to announce the release of its 2018 student cohorts. 1,768 students from 126 countries and all 50 states were admitted into YYGS...
January 29, 2018
Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is proud to announce that two of our former participants, Christopher D’Urso and David Shimer, received prestigious scholarships to...
January 17, 2018
This summer, Yale Center Beijing will host a Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) session from July 26th – August 8th, 2018 titled “Asia in the 21st-Century.” During the two...