Program Overview

The Yale Young Global Scholars-Singapore Program (YYGS-Singapore) is a week-long program designed for outstanding high school students from around the world who have completed 9th, 10th or 11th* grade at the time of the program. YYGS-Singapore is a residential program where admitted students will live together under adult supervision and attend seven full days of programming on the Yale-NUS Campus. On-site accommodation is mandatory, and will be provided for all students, along with three meals a day.
YYGS-Singapore will bring together talented students from Southeast Asia and the rest of the world to encourage their drive, energy, vision, and potential to make a meaningful impact as young leaders. The curriculum is specially designed to help prepare emerging student leaders for continued success in high school, college, and beyond. Participants will learn to recognize and understand global issues, develop and articulate reasoned responses, and generate thoughtful solutions. In presentations given by Yale University and Yale-NUS College faculty, and in seminars and skill-development workshops offered by Yale and Yale-NUS students, participants will:
  • Be paired with a year-long Yale or Yale-NUS mentor
  • Participate in interdisciplinary lectures, elective seminars, and – new to YYGS – a series of skill-building workshops specially designed to foster leadership, develop communication and presentation skills, and enhance critical reading and writing
  • Experience the style of a liberal arts education, such as small-group discussions, one-on-one mentoring, and exposure to world-class professors
  • Engage productively with a diverse group of like-minded peers
  • Develop strong English language communications skills
  • Meet distinguished scholars and practitioners in a wide range of fields, including history, economics, public health, innovation and entrepreneurship, international affairs, and applied science
  • Learn how to master core elements of the U.S. college application process including individualized guidance on how to write a personal statement
*NEW* Prior to the YYGS-Singapore program, there will be an optional 2-day field trip from May 28-29 for interested participants to experience what makes Singapore one of the most influential cities in the world. From visiting the awe-inspiring Gardens By The Bay to taking a foodie’s tour of Chinatown and Little India, students will also be exposed to the cultural vibrancy of this global hub.
*11th grade students may be admitted to the program at the discretion of the admissions committee. They may also be interested in applying to the Yale Young Global Scholars sessions in New Haven.