Inspired Minds, Global Connections.

About Us

Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is an academic summer enrichment program for outstanding high school students from around the world. Each summer, students from over 100 countries participate in one of five interdisciplinary, 2-week sessions at Yale’s historic campus. Immerse yourself in a global learning community at Yale this summer.

“At YYGS, we’re all coming together from different parts of the world with no preconception of what culture we’re supposed to assimilate to, so immediately we create a new culture where people are free to be themselves, show their quirks, and celebrate their differences. It is that dynamic culture that I miss most, along with my global best friends, knowing that we will probably never have an experience like this again.” –Allie Ho, Canada, 2019 Alumna

Academic Sessions

This summer’s expansion provides a range of academic sessions for students to choose from, specializing in cutting-edge topics within STEM, social science, and humanities disciplines. YYGS is also offering a new cross-disciplinary session: Solving Global Challenges. Students will work towards developing solutions to issues with a global impact, focusing heavily on the seventeen key challenges identified in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more about our academic sessions.


We admit high school sophomores or juniors (or international equivalents) who are at least 16-years-old by July 19, 2020, which is the first day of Session III. 
Learn more about our eligibility requirements.


Students can apply early to receive a discount on their application fee. If the fee poses a financial burden, students can submit a fee waiver to reduce their application fee to $0 USD. 
Learn more about our application deadlines.

Early Action Deadline:
Nov 12, 2019 at 11:59PM ET

Regular Decision Deadline:
Jan 15, 2020 at 11:59PM ET


Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
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