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Yale Young African Scholars Program 2020

Yale Young African Scholars Program 2020 in USA

Fully Funded
Country: USA
City: New Haven
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Yale University invites junior students from African nations to participate in the Yale Young African Scholars Program 2020. The Ivy League university aims to expose Africa’s brightest young leaders to various opportunities for pursuing tertiary education and to equip them with the skills to serve their communities and the world. Moreover, the Young African Scholars Program is open to all the students from the African and is free of cost.


The program offers mentorship and supports the secondary school students from Africa to emerge as Africa’s next generation of leaders and engaged citizens. In addition to that, the program aims to provide an expanded knowledge base, friendships forged with peers from around the continent, and direct access to university student mentors who will help guide them through the university admissions and financial aid application processes.


Students must have the following qualifications and conditions be eligible for Yale Young African Scholars Program 2020

  • At least 14 years old by the application deadline (12 February 2020). Please note that a typical YYAS student is between the ages of 15 and 18.
  • Enough English language proficiency to participate in a rigorous academic curriculum conducted in English.
  • Citizenship or permanent resident of an African country. However, students living in refugee status in an African country can also apply.
  • Applicants must have an active enrolment in any school in an African country.
  • Applicants must be graduating secondary school by the latest May/June 2021. If s/he is attending school in the Southern Hemisphere, they must be graduating secondary school by the earliest November/December 2020 but not later than November/December 2021. Students who will graduate secondary school before August 2020 cannot apply for this program


  • Excellent academic records as well as demonstrated leadership potential.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Similarly, a desire and ability to work cooperatively with peers.
  • Persistence and determination when facing challenges as well as high standards of personal and professional conduct.
  • The ability to read, analyze, and reflect on large quantities of difficult material in English.
  • Demonstrated maturity and interest in engaging in discussions about intellectual, moral, and political issues in Africa.

Timeline and Locations

Altogether, there will be three sessions of the program in three different times and locations

  • Ghana (26 July – 02 August)
  • Kenya (08-August – 15 August)
  • Zimbabwe (19 August – 26 August)

Application Procedure 

Students must apply online for the Yale Young African Scholars Program. All the candidates should also submit the official transcript or grade reports and the recommendation letter of one teacher. The last date to apply for YYAPS is February 12, 2020.


Yale University is a private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. It is home to sublime faculty and also a reputed educational institution where students’ intellectuality, curiosity and creativity blossom. Moreover, it ranks 3rd in the 2018 edition of Best College. Similarly, according to the 2018 edition of QS World University Rankings, it ranks 15th in the whole world.


Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs
CityNew Haven
Open toAfrican Students
OrganizerYale Students



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