Yale University invites applications from high school students for the Yale Young African Scholars Programme in the USA in 2022.

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 a meaningful impact as young leaders on the continent.

Worth of Award

  • Participants will enhance their academic skills, receive guidance on university admissions and career path options, as well as join a network of young leaders from across Africa.
  • Following the seven-day program, students will be paired with mentors who will advise them throughout the university application process.
  • There is no tuition cost for students to participate in YYAS.
  • The YYAS 2021 program will be held online.


In order to apply to YYAS, applicants MUST fulfill all of the following requirements:


You must

  • be at least 14 years old by the application deadline in order to be considered. Please note that a typical YYAS student is between the ages of 15 and 18.
  • be able to participate in a rigorous academic curriculum conducted in English.
  • currently attend school in an African country.
  • be a citizen or permanent resident of an African country. YYAS will also accept applications from refugees living in an African country.
  • be a current 11th-grade student (or the international equivalent).

Note that

If you

  • attend school in the Northern Hemisphere, you must be graduating secondary school by the latest May/June 2023. If you attend school in the Southern Hemisphere, you must be graduating secondary school by the earliest November/December 2022 and no later than November/December 2023.  
  • are currently in your final year or term of secondary school, have already graduated secondary school, or are a university student, then you are NOT eligible to apply.
  • are a YYAS or YYGS alumnus/a, you may NOT apply for YYAS. However, if you are a YYAS alumnus/a, you can apply to YYGS if eligible.

How to Apply

All applications should be made online via the official website.

Deadline: You must submit an application no later than 11:59 pm EST on February 03, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.


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