YYGS Releases Summer 2020 Admissions Decisions

March 16, 2020

Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is thrilled to announce the release of its admissions decisions for Summer 2020, offering admission to students from 145 countries and all 50 U.S. states. These students were selected from an outstanding applicant pool of over 7,000 high school sophomores and juniors.

“The strength of this year’s applicant pools for both Early Action and Regular Decision was unprecedented,” said Zeva Manvi, YYGS Associate Director of Admissions. “Together with over 8,000 alumni from around the world, we are so excited to welcome our newly admitted scholars into YYGS’ global community, and more specifically to meet them on Yale’s campus this summer.”

During the program, students attend a two-week session dedicated to their field of academic interest. This summer, YYGS will offer twelve unique sessions featuring STEM, social science, or humanities topics. The program will also introduce a new cross-disciplinary session called Solving Global Challenges. All sessions will be held at Yale’s Old Campus.

As a summer program dedicated to international exchange and liberal arts education, YYGS seeks to empower the next generation of leaders by building a global community and designing interdisciplinary programs that foster intellectual curiosity, deepen understanding and inspire creative action across all borders. YYGS is excited to create new, unique opportunities for students from all over the world to take part in a truly global program.

Committed to increasing education access, YYGS plans to distribute over $3.4M in need-based financial aid to this year’s cohort. Nearly 1/3 of all admitted students have been offered financial aid to attend the program, and over 95% of students who requested aid received packages that met their request in full. In addition, nearly 100 offers of admission were sent to students from 25+ partner nonprofits and NGOs. The deadline for admitted students to confirm their spot in the 2020 program is March 25.

While YYGS is very excited to meet this summer’s cohort, the program is monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak very carefully. Students and families will be directly notified of any program changes. If Yale University is forced to cancel YYGS at any point before the first day of the program, students will be reimbursed 100% of tuition payments, including the initial deposit.

“We are living in an unprecedented global situation that is impacting many people,” says Elena Gosalvez-Blanco, Director of YYGS. “Our hope is that this program will continue, and we are working with the University to monitor the situation and prioritize the safety and security of our students. In the meantime, YYGS is working hard to prepare a great summer experience for our scholars.”

COVID-19 updates for YYGS students and families is available online here: https://globalscholars.yale.edu/covid-19-updates.