Yale Young Global Scholars 2021 for Secondary School Students (Scholarships Available)

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Yale Young Global Scholars 2021 for Secondary School Students (Scholarships Available)

Yale Young Global Scholars empowers the next generation of leaders by building a global community and designing interdisciplinary programs that foster intellectual curiosity, deepen understanding and inspire creative action across all borders.


Application Deadline: 10th November, 2020 11:59pm ET

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): Yale University in New Haven in USA.

About the Award: Yale Young Global Scholars provides scholarships to students with demonstrated financial need. The application for partial and full scholarships are included in the online program application and must be completed by the 2021 application deadline. It is recommended that parents or guardians of applicants help students complete the required financial information.

We will award scholarship money based on need demonstrated in your completed application. Last year, approximately one third of program participants received full or partial scholarships based on financial need. Unfortunately, Yale Young Global Scholars financial assistance cannot cover travel expenses, and we cannot guarantee financial aid to all those who apply for it.

Offered Since: 2001

Type: Short Courses, Undergraduate

Eligibility: 

  • Age: Be at least 16 years old by July 19, 2021 (first day of Session III).
  • English Fluency: Be able to participate in a rigorous academic curriculum conducted in English.
  • Grade Level: Be a current high school sophomore or junior (or international equivalent).
  • Graduation Date: Be graduating in May/June 2022 or 2023 from the Northern Hemisphere, or in Nov./Dec. 2021 or 2022 from the Southern Hemisphere.
  • YYGS Participation: Be a first-time participant in YYGS. If you have participated in any YYGS session during a previous summer (e.g., 2020, 2019), then you are not eligible to participate during YYGS 2021.
  • Please note: If you previously applied to YYGS but were not offered admission or were unable attend AND you meet the eligibility criteria noted above, then you are encouraged to re-apply for YYGS 2021.

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: 


  • Thanks to generous donors, YYGS is able to offer a limited number of Scholarships, which are Need-Based Financial Aid packages that cover full-tuition ($6,300 USD) and travel costs.
  • In order to be considered for one of these scholarships (below), you MUST have completed the entire online YYGS Application, including the Need-Based Financial Aid portion..
  • As part of reviewing your financial aid request, YYGS staff will automatically review whether or not you meet any of our 2021 scholarships’ eligibility requirements, and contact you when decisions are released by mid-March
  • Apply early to receive a discount on your application fee. If the fee poses a financial burden, you can submit a fee waiver to reduce your application fee to $0 USD. For more information visit the Application Deadlines page.

Duration of Program:

Session I

(June 21-July 3)

Session II

(July 5 – July 17)

Session III

(July 19-July 31)

How to Apply: The 2020 application is available! Apply now

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Important Notes: We encourage all potential applicants to begin and complete their applications as soon as possible to ensure all materials are submitted by the deadline.

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