Interested in studying in the US?

Does the idea of studying in the US at one of the world’s most prestigious universities appeal to you? If so, why not apply to one of the upcoming US summer school programmes? The deadlines are fast approaching, so we want to make sure you have all the information you need to be able to apply and be part of these exciting opportunities.

Yale Young Global Scholars Programme:

YYGS is a highly selective academic leadership programme for students from around the world who have one or two years of secondary school left. The programme is designed to bring together students with talent, drive, energy, and ideas to make meaningful impacts as young leaders, even before they begin university studies.

Students will attend a two-week session at Yale University or Yale Center Beijing, based on their topic of interest.

Deadline       February 6th 2018
Cost              $6,000 – financial support is available in some circumstances.

For more information visit:

Sutton Trust US Programme:

The Sutton Trust US Programme is an 18-month programme for 150 talented Year 12 students from across the UK. It includes two residentials in London, to help participants explore US study, and a week doing the programme’s summer school, during which students visit a number of universities in the US. If students decide that they’d like to apply for US universities alongside their UCAS options, Sutton Trust supports pupils and their families and schools with the application process, including further UK residential programmes.

Deadline       14th January 2018
Cost               Free to attend

For more information visit:

Why apply?

Both programmes aim to show students from the UK that US universities are most definitely not out of reach. It can be a daunting idea applying to well-known names as Harvard and Yale, but there’s no reason why Seren students shouldn’t aim high.

A number of Seren students have benefited from the Sutton Trust programme and are now both studying full-time in the US, with bursaries of £250,000 each.

One of these is Raphaelle Soffe. She made this short video from Harvard:

What are you waiting for?


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