YYGS Residential

Experience Our Residential Program

YYGS Residential offers a rare opportunity for likeminded students from around the world to meet at Yale’s historic campus. Students spend two weeks living in college dormitories, eating at Yale dining halls, and learning in an environment that encourages student collaboration and diverse, global perspectives. View 2022 session offerings and program dates.

Admissions Questions

What are the benefits of attending YYGS Residential? 

Participants will take part in an academic curriculum that exposes them to cutting-edge topics in academia, all while meeting friends from around the world and experiencing life as a university student. Residential students will also have limited free time where they can explore additional opportunities that Yale University and the greater city of New Haven have to offer, including renowned Yale libraries, research facilities, local restaurants, and more.

Do I need to be vaccinated in order to participate?

YYGS is currently exploring what vaccination and/or COVID testing protocols will need to be in place, and we will communicate those plans to participants as quickly as possible. Please continue to check this page and our COVID Updates page for further information.

Do I need a student visa in order to participate?

Most students apply for a B-2 visitor visa. Please visit our Visa and ESTA Information page for additional details.

What is the program cost? Are students eligible for financial aid?

The total cost for a two-week session of YYGS Residential is $6,500 USD.

We award financial aid (in partial or full tuition discounts) to both domestic and international students with demonstrated need. To be considered for financial aid, students must complete the financial aid section of the YYGS admissions application. 

Note: YYGS tuition payments are non-refundable except in extreme circumstances, such as family medical emergency where documentation (e.g. a doctor’s note from a non-family member) is provided to YYGS.