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2018 Application of Yale Young Global Scholars-Beijing is Available NOW!

Thursday, July 26, 2018 to Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Time and Location

Thursday to Wednesday, 07/26/2018 - 08/08/2018
Application link:
Deadline:   February 6, 2018

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong’anli Station, Exit C)

What is YYGS-Beijing

Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is an official Yale University program, helping prepare emerging student leaders for continued success in high school, college, and beyond. In 2016, YYGS first came to Yale Center Beijing and founded YYGS-Beijing program.

YYGS-Beijing is to bring together talented students across the globe to encourage their drive, energy, vision, and potential to make meaningful impacts as young leaders.

YYGS-Beijing 2018 will be an immersive 14-day pre-collegiate experience under the theme of Asia in the 21st Century. The program is designed to cultivate the next generation leaders and scholars, helping to build stronger links between Asia and a rapidly changing world. Through a highly competitive application process, up to 90 talented high school students will have the opportunity to learn from distinguished Yale faculty, students, alumni, and practitioners about the Asia development.


YYGS accepts applications from current high school sophomores (10th graders) or juniors (11th graders) only (Gao Yi or Gao Er students at Chinese high schools). YYGS does not accept applications from students who are under 15 years old.

The applicant must speak, read, and write at a level of English adequate to participate in daily interactions with other students, instructors, and faculty and high-level academic discussions.

Application Overview

The YYGS-Beijing staff reviews all applications holistically. Our staff understands that students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and with different educational and extracurricular opportunities. As a result, the written essays and letters of recommendation are the most important part of the application.

Application Requirements

  • Resume/Activities List
  • Official School Transcript - The transcript or school report should list all grades for courses taken at the school you currently attend
  • One 500-word personal essay, two 200-word responses
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Standardized test scores, if available (these are not required)
  • $60 application fee

If you have any questions or issues during the application process, please go to

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