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The 2018 Yale Young African Scholars Program application is now closed!  

Deadline was 06 February 2018 at 11:59 pm EST


The Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) 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.

Participants will enhance their academic skills, receive university admission and financial aid application guidance, and join a network of young leaders from across Africa. Following the program, students will be paired with mentors from local organizations and U.S. university students who will help advise them throughout the university application process. There is no cost to students to participate in YYAS.

YYAS is an official program of Yale University.

YYAS 2018 will take place from:
29 July - 7 August in Kigali, Rwanda

and 11 - 20 August in Accra, Ghana


The Yale Young African Scholars Program is in proud partnership with the Higherlife Foundation and is a member of the HALI Access Network, with additional support from The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.