Yale Young Global Scholars Program

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is an academic and leadership-development program for talented high school students. YYGS is administered and hosted by Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and our two-week residential sessions in June, July, and August draw students together from all over the world.

  • Session 1 | Science, Policy, and Innovation | June 16June 29

  • Session 2 | Politics, Law, and Economics | July 7July 20

  • Session 3 | Studies in Grand Strategy | July 26August 8

Each session is interdisciplinary, and features lectures and discussions with distinguished Yale faculty, elective seminars on a wide variety of topics, small-group projects tailored to students’ interests, and complementary activities such as simulations, career discussions, and tours of Yale.


Summer 2014 applications are now available online and are due February 20.

Students currently in U.S. grades 10 and 11 (or international equivalents, usually ages 16-17) are eligible to apply. Admission is competitive, and we look for students with strong academic preparation, intellectual ability, and leadership potential, as well students who will be active and engaged in the YYGS community. At the time of application, students may apply for need-based financial assistance.

A video of past students’ reflections on the program can be viewed on YouTube, and full details about the program are available on our website. The official press release from Yale News (published in several languages here) is also available to share, as are electronic flyers and booklets about the program.

You’re invited to email us at global.scholars@yale.edu with any questions.