Yale Young Global Scholars Program for outstanding High School Students worldwide (Scholarships/Financial Aid Available) – 2022

Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is a two-week academic summer program that is one of the most internationally diversified in the world.

YYGS provides approximately $3 million in need-based financial assistance to both local and foreign students, serving over 2,000 students from 150+ countries and all 50 states in the United States.

Requirements for Yale Young Global Scholars Program 2022


Be at least 16 years old by July 19, 2022 (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 2023 or 2024 from the Northern Hemisphere, or in Nov./Dec. 2022 or 2023 from the Southern Hemisphere.

YYGS Participation

Be a first-time participant in YYGS. If you have participated in a YYGS session during a previous summer** (2020 and prior), then you are not eligible to participate during YYGS 2022. Please note: If you previously applied to YYGS but were not offered admission or were unable to attend AND you meet the eligibility criteria noted above, then you are encouraged to re-apply for YYGS 2022.

Please note that this regulation is in place to ensure that YYGS complies with the requirements for operating a summer program for children, and no exceptions will be granted.

YYGS welcomes applications from students from all around the world and provides them with the option to apply for need-based financial assistance.

How to Apply for Yale Young Global Scholars Program

1st step

Examine the YYGS eligibility requirements.

2nd Step

Examine the YYGS application’s requirements.

3rd step

Examine a PDF of a blank application example and begin preparing to answer as many questions as possible.

4th step

You must include contact information for a parent/guardian, teacher, and/or school authority. Contact them as soon as possible to go through the PDF of an example blank application with you and make sure you have all of the information you need.

5th step

To begin your YYGS application, click APPLY NOW. Make a note of your email address and password in case you need to use the application again.

Completion of the Application

6th step

Check the application’s “Review” page to check if any necessary components are missing, and revisit any pages that require further information.

7th step

When you’ve finished your application, go to the “Review” page. Then, at the bottom of the page, click the “Submit Application” button.

8th step

Pay the $60 USD Early Action cost or the $75 USD Regular Decision charge* in your Applicant Status Portal. All application costs for the YYGS are non-refundable. You may check your Applicant Status Portal to see whether your Fee Waiver request was accepted or rejected after you filed it. Your application will not be considered until the YYGS application cost is paid if your Fee Waiver Request is rejected.

9th step

Check your email for a YYGS confirmation receipt indicating that your application was successfully submitted. Due to occasional payment processing delays, confirmation emails typically come within 24-48 hours after submission.

Application Deadline:

  • January 10, 2022

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program 2022

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