Eligibility

In order to apply to YYAS, applicants MUST fulfill all of the following requirements:

  • Age: You must be at least 14 years old by application deadline (16 February 2021) in order to be considered. Please note that a typical YYAS student is between the ages of 15 and 18

  • English: You must be able to participate in a rigorous academic curriculum conducted in English.

  • Citizenship: You must be a citizen or permanent resident of an African country. YYAS will also accept applications from refugees living in an African country.

  • School location: You must currently attend school in an African country.

  • Grade Level: You must be a current 11th grade student (or the international equivalent). 

  • Graduation date:   If you attend school in the Northern Hemisphere, you must be graduating secondary school by latest May/June 2022. If you attend school in the Southern Hemisphere, you must be graduating secondary school by earliest November/December 2021 and no later than November/December 2022.  

If you are currently in your final year or term of secondary school, have already graduated secondary school, or are a university student, then you are NOT eligible to apply.

If you are a YYAS or YYGS alumnus/a, you may NOT apply for YYAS. (*However, if you are a YYAS alumnus/a, you can apply to YYGS if eligible.)

Questions? Please email us at african.scholars@yale.edu.