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Yale Young African Scholars Program 2021

Yale Young African Scholars Program 2021

Deadline: 16 February 2021
Open to: citizens or permanent residents of an African country
Benefits: free of charge


Applications for the Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) Program 2021 are now open. The Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) program 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 guidance on university admissions and career path options, and join a network of young leaders from across Africa. Following the seven-day program, students will be paired with mentors who will advise them throughout the university application process.

To keep everyone safe during the global pandemic, YYAS 2021 will be an online program. YYAS will be hosting a seven-day virtual session using various digital platforms from July 25-31, 2021.



The following three (3) components are required of all applicants:


There is no tuition cost for students to participate in YYAS.

How to apply?

For more information please visit the official webpage.