Parents & Guardians

General Information

Common Questions

Is YYGS a good fit for my student? 

Our program is for young  leaders with a genuine interest and curiosity in the subject material of their preferred academic session. YYGS emphasizes an open, exploratory, and collaborative approach to learning, and students experience learning in a variety of different university contexts, from large faculty lectures to small seminars. Since participants attend YYGS from over 125 countries and all 50 U.S. states, classroom conversations are incredibly diverse and global in nature.

What are the benefits of attending YYGS? 

Participants have the opportunity to meet like-minded peers from arond the world, all while experiencing life as a university student. Students attend lectures and seminars, relax on Yale’s four-acre historic green, and reside in the same rooms as college freshman on Old Campus. YYGS students will also take full advantage of campus offerings by engaging with Yale professors, exploring renowned libraries and museums, visiting Yale research labs, and much more. All students develop research and presentation skills by completing our cumulative Capstone Project.

Does YYGS offer financial aid?

YYGS is one of the only pre-college programs in the world that provides need-based financial aid equally to both domestic and international students, which is offered as a tuition discount (up to $6,300 USD, 100% of tuition). Students with demonstrated financial need are encouraged to apply for YYGS need-based financial aid.

Can YYGS arrange dietary, religious, and/or physical accomodations?

We are happy to provide accomodations for specific dietary needs or restrictions, including food allergies and religious observances. Yale Dining Services can accommodate most dietary restrictions. We have also worked with Yale Conferences & Events to arrange physical accomodations for participants.

Does attending Yale Young Global Scholars affect admission to Yale?

Please know that Yale Young Global Scholars is NOT affiliated with Yale Admissions. Many of our students, however, have been admitted into Yale College.


Yale Global Scholars was the highlight of Samantha’s summer.  She was energized by the amazing speakers and relevant and interesting seminars.  Samantha was exposed to many cutting edge ideas and thoroughly enjoyed meeting, working with, and discussing ideas with peers from all over the world.  We really appreciate she was able to learn from and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

-YYGS Parent