Applications Open for 2018 Yale Young African Scholars Program!

Deadline: 6 February 2018

The Yale University is seeking applications for its “2018 Yale Young African Scholars Program” that 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.

YYAS 2018 will be held in two locations:

  • Rwanda: 29 July – 07 August
  • Ghana: 11 August – 20 August


There is no cost to students to participate in the Program. Room and board will be provided for all students, along with three meals a day.

Eligibility Criteria

  • YYAS accepts applications from current secondary school students in Africa who will have to complete at least one full academic term or semester after August 2018. In addition, applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of an African country.
  • YYAS does not accept applications from students in their final term of secondary school, from secondary school graduates, or from university students.
  • YYAS cannot accept applications from students who are younger than 14 years old by the application deadline.
  • Students who have attended YYAS previously are not eligible to reapply, but are encouraged to apply for the Yale Young Global Scholars Program

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

Eligible Country: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For more information, please visit Yale Young African Scholars Program.

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