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|
- 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.
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.|