Frequently Asked Questions

For information on the admissions process and how to apply, visit our Admissions page.

General Program Questions

When and where?

The Yale Cyber Leadership Forum will take place April 9-11, 2020 on the Yale University campus in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.


What is the cost?

We are pleased to announce an expanded set of competitive fellowships now available for talented cybersecurity professionals. Made possible through generous outside sponsorship, all admitted participants will now receive fellowships covering the full cost of tuition for the Forum. Participants are responsible for their travel and lodging expenses. 


What are the deadlines?

  • December 9th: early admissions deadline

  • January 3rd: $250 deposit due for fellowship recipients to secure your spot (fully refundable upon registration at the Forum on April 9th)

  • February 3rd: general admissions deadline

  • February 21st: $250 deposit due for fellowship recipients to secure your spot (fully refundable upon registration at the Forum on April 9th)

  • The Forum will maintain a wait list.


Will there be Wi-Fi available?

Yes, all participants will have free access to Wi-Fi while on the Yale campus. No password is required.


What is the dress code?

Attire for classroom sessions will be business casual.


I am a Yale student. Can I apply to attend?

A select number of Yale students will be invited (no application needed) to attend through the following Spring 2020 classes:

  • Cyber Law, Policy, and Politics: Sovereignty in Cyberspace (LAW 21024), taught by Oona Hathaway

  • Cybersecurity, Cyberwarfare, and International Relations (GLBL 390b-590b / LAW 21023), taught by Edward Wittenstein


Travel & Logistics Questions

What is the best way to get to and from New Haven, CT?

If traveling by plane, Bradley International Airport (BDL) is approximately 45 minutes from New Haven and is served by nine major carriers to 29 non-stop destinations and connections. The city of New Haven is also accessible from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and LaGuardia Airport (LGA). Tweed New Haven (HVN) is the airport nearest to New Haven, but offers limited service.

In all cases, travel by car or train from the airport to New Haven is necessary. For detailed information on air and train travel, please visit the “Visit New Haven” web site.

It is recommended that you arrange transportation from the airport through Hy’s Limousine or GO Shuttle. It is not recommended that you take a taxi to New Haven from the airport, as it would be very expensive.

If traveling by train via Amtrak or Metro-North, select New Haven Union Station as your final destination. Taxis are readily available at the train station. The ride from Union Station to the hotel is about 10 minutes and costs approximately $13 USD.


I need a VISA letter. How can I get one?

If you are an international participant and need to apply for a VISA, please contact us at cyber.forum@yale.edu to receive an official invitation letter for your VISA application.


More questions? Please email us at cyber.forum@yale.edu.