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Young Scientist Scheme (YSS)

International Exchange, Visiting or Summer Study

YSS participants are guaranteed with ONE chance to study overseas under exchange, visiting or summer study programmes. They are given higher priorities to study at top universities*, examples are as follows:


exchange partners

* List of universities may be subject to change


North America

  • University of California
  • University of Chicago
  • Columbia University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Stanford University
  • Yale University


  • University of Cambridge
  • Imperial College London
  • King's College London
  • University of Oxford



YSS Participants Going to Immerse Themselves in
Intellectual Exchanges at Top Universities 


18 first-cohort YSS participants have overseas exchange study at the following world-class institutes in summer 2018 or
in the academic year 2018-19. (Click below to enlarge)


young scientist scheme

Listen to Our Students


NG, John Joson Quimpo 

  • Joined the Yale Visiting International Student Program (Y-VISP) in 2015-16;
  • Joined the Pembroke-King’s Programme 2016, spending two months at  University of Cambridge in UK after his studies at Yale 


“Taking a gap year to study at Yale was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. I am now more certain than ever of pursuing graduate studies in the States.” 


Joson “graduating” from Y-VSIP

Joson “graduating” from Y-VSIP

Joson organised the Barrio Fiesta at Yale

Joson organised the Barrio Fiesta at Yale