Eligibility

Note: The 2021 YYGS Connect application is currently closed, and we are no longer accepting applications. If eligible, we encourage you to apply for YYGS 2022. The application will be available on our website this coming fall (typically in September).

In order to apply to YYGS, applicants MUST fulfill all of the following requirements:

Age Be at least 16 years old by July 19, 2021 (first day of Session III).*
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 2022 or 2023 from the Northern Hemisphere, or in Nov./Dec. 2021 or 2022 from the Southern Hemisphere.
YYGS Participation

Be a first-time participant in YYGS. If you have participated in any YYGS session during a previous summer (e.g., 2020, 2019), then you are not eligible to participate during YYGS 2021.

Please note: If you previously applied to YYGS but were not offered admission or were unable attend AND you meet the eligibility criteria noted above, then you are encouraged to re-apply for YYGS 2021.

*Please Note: This rule is so that YYGS is in compliance with restrictions for running a summer program for minors, and no exceptions can be made.

YYGS accepts applications from ALL countries, and offers the opportunity for students to apply for need-based financial aid to students from ALL countries.