The YYAS is an intensive academic and enrichment programme aimed at supporting young Africans who are currently in the secondary school and planning to pursue a higher education as well as those wishing to make a meaningful leadership impact as youths.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Yale University

Scholarship to be taken at: United States of America

Scholarship Type: Fully Funded

Scholarship level: Undergraduate

Scholarship Benefits: Tuition free, meals and accommodation provision

Subject Eligibility: All fields of study.

Nationality: Africans

Yale Young African Scholars Programme | ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be eligible for the 2023 Yale Young African Scholars Programme at the United States, applicants are to meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 14 years old by application deadline (01 February 2023) 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.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of an African country. Applications will also be accepted from refugees living in an African country.
  • Be currently attend school in an African country.
  • Be a current 11th grade student (or the international equivalent).
  • If you attend school in the Northern Hemisphere, you must be graduating secondary school by latest May/June 2024. If you attend school in the Southern Hemisphere, you must be graduating secondary school by earliest November/December 2023 and no later than November/December 2024.
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Application Procedure

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the 2022 Yale Young African Scholars Programme are to follow the steps outlined below. Official transcript of grade report should be attached and also a recommendation from applicant’s teacher.

Application Requirements

  • Completed application form – The application can be found online and must be filled out by the applicant. Students will be asked to complete one 500-word essay and two short responses, and must provide information on their extracurricular activities and the school that they currently attend.
  • Official transcript or grade report(s)
  • One (1) teacher recommendation – The recommendation must be filled out via the Online Recommendation Form that will be sent to a teacher’s email after the student provides their contact details.

Steps to Apply:

Step 1 Review and ensure you meet 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 ClickAPPLY NOWto start your YYAS application. Be sure to write down your email and password to access the application at a later time. Ensure that you complete and submit your application before the deadline.
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.
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Application Deadline: 01 February 2023

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