Yale Applications / Admissions / Interviews

Rebecca Haltzel-Haas, our Alumni Schools Committee (ASC) Director, reports that the 2016-17 ASC interviewing season was a busy one.  Worldwide, Yale College received almost 33,000 applications—the highest number of applications ever submitted.  We had approximately 100 applicants from Germany, for which our alumni conducted 35 interviews.  With 7 offers of admission to the Class of 2021, the admission rate of those applicants mirrored the overall admissions rate.

Keith Light, the admissions officer responsible for applications from Germany, visited schools in Frankfurt, Berlin and Hamburg this fall.  If you would like to join the ASC and interview candidates (in person or virtually), we are always looking for additional volunteers!  You may contact Rebecca or join via the ASC website:  http://asc.yale.edu

The ASC is a network of alumni volunteers who share a passion for Yale and conduct interviews on behalf of Undergraduate Admissions with the goals of:

  1. Providing crucial information about applicants to Yale so that the admissions committee can make better decisions as it shapes the freshman class; and
  2. Establishing a Yale presence that educates the local applicants and community about Yale’s unique opportunities, values, and character.

Yale Alumni event, Sept 21, Hamburg: Ausstellungseröffnung Museum für Völkerkunde

Dear Friends,

Hamburg’s Museum of Ethnology, founded in 1879 and one of the largest museums of ethnology in Europe, has a new director: Prof. Dr. BARBARA PLANKENSTEINER, who was the Frances & Benjamin Benenson Foundation Curator of African Art at Yale’s Art Gallery before; Yale Club of Germany’s Hamburg-chapter reached out to Prof. Plankensteiner, and she would be glad to welcome us to the opening of the first exhibition under her directorship

Please let me know if you want to join me, I’m looking forward to have as many of you as possible here in Hamburg!

Manouchehr Shamsrizi

Invitation: Talk about Populism with Jan-Werner Müller (Princeton) at Frankfurt, May 17th

Dear friends, I am delighted to forward an invitation to all Yale Club members from the Princeton Alumni Association of Germany for a Talk on Populism by Jan-Werner Müller, Professor of Politics as Princeton University.

Wednesday, May 17 2017, IG Farben-Gebäude, Raum 411, Campus Westend der Johann-Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main. No cover/freier Eintritt.

For more information about Prof. Müller, see his Princeton faculty page or these videos: Mosse Lecture 2016, Tagesschau

Trump in Amerika; Le Pen in Frankreich, Geert Wilders in den Niederlanden, die AfD in Deutschland, Gegner des Euro, aber auch Politiker des Mainstream- sie alle werden in der politischen Debatte häufig als Populisten bezeichnet. Aber was ist ein Populist? Und wo verläuft die Grenze zu dem einfach nur populären Gegner, dessen Programm man nicht mag? Warum dringt der Populismus vor und wie sollte man mit Populisten umgehen? Sollte man sie ausgrenzen oder in politische Debatten verwickeln?

Der Politologe Jan-Werner Müller hat die Debatte mit seinem im Suhrkamp-Verlag erschienenen Essay” Was ist Populismus” sehr stark geprägt. Auf seine Veröffentlichung erfolgte eine breite Debatte. Der seit 2005 in Princeton Politische Theorie und Ideengeschichte lehrende Professor ist auch als Politikberater immer wieder gefragt.

Ich freue mich, dass wir ihn zu einer Veranstaltung gewinnen konnten. Er wird mit dem für das Feuilleton der Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung zuständigen Herausgeber Jürgen Kaube sprechen über das Thema

Was ist Populismus?
Am Mittwoch, den 17. Mai 2017, im IG Farben-Gebäude, Raum 411, Campus Westend der Johann-Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main

Zu dieser Veranstaltung, die wir gemeinsam mit dem
Freundeskreis des Fritz Bauer-Institutes ausrichten lade ich Sie, Ihre Freunde und Bekannten herzlich ein.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
Andreas von Scheeler

Join the Facebook event

AYA Club delegate wanted!

Dear friends, the Yale Club of Germany is looking for a member to serve as the club’s delegate to the Yale Alumni Association for the next 3 years (2016-18).

Your duties as AYA delegate will chiefly involve travelling to New Haven each November (on the weekend of the last home football game) to represent the club at the annual AYA Assembly. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit campus, meet alumni from all over the world and to attend a range of discussion and workshop sessions, fireside chats, the Yale Medal Dinner, and of course the Yale football game.

More information about the AYA assembly can be found here:


If you are interested in becoming our next AYA delegate, get in touch with David Ilten or Hans Christian Siller.