Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) Application 2021 for Students Worldwide (Scholarships/Financial Aid Available)

Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) Application 2021 for Students Worldwide

Deadline: 11:59PM ET on November 10, 2020

Applications are open for Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) Application 2021. Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is an academic enrichment program for outstanding high school students from around the world. Each summer, students from over 130 countries (including all 50 U.S. states) participate in one interdisciplinary, two-week session at Yale’s historic campus. Immerse yourself in a global learning community at Yale University.

Applicant Pool #1: Early Action

Application Deadline 11:59PM ET on November 10, 2020
Application Fee* $60 USD
Decision Release** Notified of Admission Status & Financial Aid by 11:59pm ET on December 20, 2020
Deadline to Accept or Decline YYGS Offer/ Pay Tuition Deposit 11:59pm ET on January 7, 2021

Applicant Pool #2: Regular Decision

Application Deadline 11:59pm ET on January 12, 2021
Application Fee* $75 USD
Decision Release Notified of Admission Status & Financial Aid by March 5, 2021 (11:59pm ET)
Deadline to Accept or Decline YYGS Offer/Pay Tuition Deposit 11:59pm ET on March 15, 20

Session Offerings

  • Innovations in Science & Technology (IST)
  • Literature, Philosophy & Culture (LPC)
  • Politics, Law, & Economics (PLE)
  • Solving Global Challenges (SGC)

Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) Application 2021 Eligibility

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.

 

Required Application Components:

YYGS reviews all applications holistically. Our staff understands that students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and with different educational and extracurricular opportunities. As a result, the essays and letters of recommendation are the most important parts of the application.

All students must submit the following application components:

  • Activities list
  • One 500-word essay and one 200-word response
  • Two “fast take” responses (280 characters each)
  • Official school transcript
  • Two Recommenders (who will complete YYGS Recommendation Forms* ONLY)
  • Application fee** ($60 for Early Action, $75 for Regular Decision)
  • You must click the Finalize & Pay button on the “Review” page for your application to be considered.
  • OPTIONAL: English fluency test scores (TOEFL or DuoLingo)***
  • OPTIONAL: Need-based financial aid****

*We accept completed online YYGS Recommendation Forms ONLY; we do NOT accept written letters of recommendation. The form helps us to compare among applicants coming from vastly different places around the world, and we hope it helps recommenders to save time since it is a very simple, user-friendly form.

**Please note that YYGS application fees are non-refundable.

***Students may submit English fluency test scores if available. You do not need to take an English fluency test to apply for YYGS, and you can instead waive this requirement.

****Students who would like to be reviewed for financial aid must complete the financial aid section of the online application.

Fee Waiver

YYGS will waive the application fee if it constitutes a significant financial burden for the student’s family. The fee waiver option is only available for students who apply for need-based financial aid using the YYGS online application. Students who apply for a fee waiver must have a school official finalize the form.

Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) Application 2021 Fee:

The application fee must be paid online directly after the application is submitted, and the application fee is non-refundable. Applicants will be immediately routed to the payment page once they submit their online application. Application fees are paid using a payment gateway, since YYGS uses external payment processors to accommodate both domestic and international applicants.

For domestic applicants or anyone wishing to make payment in USD, including eChecks from U.S. bank account, or Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit or debit cards, our application will automatically route you to pay through Slate as the payment processor.
For international applicants or anyone wishing to make payment in foreign currency, including bank wire, foreign credit or debit cards, and other native options, like Alipay and UnionPay, our application will automatically route you to pay through Flywire as the payment processor.

How to Apply

Get Started:

Step 1 Review the YYGS eligibility criteria.
Step 2 Review the YYGS application required components.
Step 3 Review a PDF of a sample blank application, and start preparing to answer as many application questions as possible.
Step 4 You will need to submit contact information for a parent/guardian, teacher, and/or official at your school. Reach out to them as soon as possible to review the PDF of a sample blank application with you, and be sure to collect the information you need.

Complete the Application:

Step 5 Click APPLY NOW to start your YYGS application. Be sure to write down your email and password to access the application at a later time.
Step 6 Check the “Review” page of the application to see if you are missing any required components, and re-visit any pages that require further information.
Step 7 Once your application is complete, click on the “Review” page. Next click on the “Submit Application” button at the bottom of the page.
Step 8 In your Applicant Status Portal, pay the $60 USD Early Action fee or $75 USD Regular Decision fee. All YYGS application fees are non-refundable.

If you submitted a completed Fee Waiver request, then you can check your Applicant Status Portal to see when it is approved or denied. If your Fee Waiver Request is denied, then your application will not be reviewed until the YYGS application fee is paid.

Step 9 Check your inbox for a YYGS confirmation receipt that indicates the successful submission of your application. Confirmation emails usually arrive within 24-48 hours of submission, due to occasional delays payment processing.

For more Information: Visit the webpage for Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) Application 2021 for Students Worldwide