The Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) Programme is an intensive academic and enrichment programme designed for African secondary school students who plan to pursue tertiary education and wish to make meaningful impact as young leaders on the continent.
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- enhance their academic skills,
- receive university admission and financial aid application guidance,
- join a network of young leaders from across Africa, and
- receive free accommodation along with three meals a day
Following the programme, students will be paired with mentors from local organizations and American university students who will help advise them throughout the university application process.
Students will be responsible for travel expenses as well as any other incidental expenses they choose to incur.
However, students from low-income backgrounds who demonstrate financial need may apply for a limited number of travel grants offered by the programme.
The grant will cover the cost of a roundtrip plane ticket between a student’s home country and the programme location.
OTHER KEY DATES
Yale Young African Scholars 2018 Programme will be held in two locations:
Rwanda: 29 July - 07 August, 2018
Ghana: 11 August - 20 August, 2018
Angola Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Cabo Verde Central African Republic Chad Comoros Congo, Dem. Rep. Congo, Rep. Cote d'Ivoire Djibouti Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia Gabon Gambia, The Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau Kenya Lesotho Liberia Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Mauritius Mozambique Namibia Niger Nigeria Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe Senegal Seychelles Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa South Sudan Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Togo Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).