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Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS)2023 Program

"YYAS is designed to bring together high-achieving and socially - conscious secondary school students from across the African continent. Regardless of the format, students can expect a week of university-style seminars, workshops on career exploration and university admissions, interactions with industry and academic professionals from Yale and beyond, and networking with a pan-African cohort of peers."

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for YYAS 2023, you must meet ALL of the following requirements:

  • Age: You must be at least 14 years old, and not older than 18 years old, by the application deadline (1st February 2023) 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 2024. If you attend school in the Southern Hemisphere, you must be graduating secondary school by earliest November/December 2023 and no later than November/December 2024.

The deadline to apply for YYAS is February 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST. For more information on this opportunity, visit


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