Apply! Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS)

 Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) is an intensive academic and enrichment program designed for African secondary school students planning to pursue tertiary education and who wish to make meaningful impact as young leaders on the continent.

Participants will enhance their academic skills, receive university admission and financial aid application guidance, and join a network of young leaders from across Africa. Following the eight-day program, students will be paired with mentors who will help advise them throughout the university application process. There are no tuition, meal, or lodging costs for students to participate in YYAS.

OUR YYAS 2020 APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN!

Please review the How to Apply page to get started!

The deadline to submit the application is 12 February 2020 @  11:59pm EST. 

YYAS is an official program of Yale University.


The Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) program is in proud partnership with the Higherlife Foundation and is a member of the HALI Access Network, with additional support from The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.

How to Apply

Get Started:

Step 1 Review the YYAS eligibility criteria.
Step 2 Review the YYAS 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 Once our application opens by the end of October, then you will be able to click APPLY NOW to start your YYAS application. Be sure to write down your email and password to access the application at a later time. The deadline to complete and submit the application is 12 February 2020 @ 11:59pm EST.
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 Check your inbox for a YYAS 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.

Need Help?

Contact YYAS Staff with questions as you complete the application. The earlier you contact us, the more likely that we can help you by the deadline.

Decision Notification:
Please review the Deadlines information for important, specific deadlines, dates, and times. Admissions decisions will be released by mid-April.

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