Applications Open for The 2017 Yale Young African Scholars Program!

Deadline: 16 March 2017

The Yale University is seeking applications for its “The 2017 Yale Young African Scholars Program” that is a high-intensity academic and leadership program designed for African secondary school students who have the talent, drive, energy, and ideas to make meaningful impacts as young leaders, even before they begin their university studies.

YYAS will bring together students from across Africa in this seven-day, residential program and introduces them to the demanding U.S. university application process and requirements.

Summer 2017 sessions will be held in three locations:

  • Rwanda: 27 July – 2 August
  • Ghana: 7 – 13 August
  • Mauritius: 18 – 24 August


  • YYAS participants will attend lectures led by prominent Yale faculty, seminars developed by Yale student instructors, and experiential exercises designed to augment their leadership skills.
  • Participants will engage in robust intellectual exchanges that are crucial to understanding Africa’s most pressing challenges and opportunities.
  • In addition to the introduction to university application processes, Yale student-led courses and leadership training, YYAS also offers students standardized test preparation sessions at no cost to the students.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Prospective applicants must be citizens of an African country and currently attend school on the African continent.
  • Applicants will have two years left before completing high school and be between the ages of 14-18.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

Eligible Country: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo 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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