The GYA Membership Selection Committee takes care of the selection process of the GYA, and plays a vital role in maintaining the excellence and diversity of new members. The members of this committee review all incoming applications for new membership each year (approximately 40 new members selected each year). The process is run by the chair of the committee. There are several rounds of reviews through which applications go (over 460 applications received in 2019 and 2020). The goal is to admit the best applicants, matching the GYA criteria and who will be active during their five years of GYA membership.
There is extensive documentation available from the GYA Office on the process of selecting new members, to guide committee members (see 8. New Member Selection): https://intranet.globalyoungacademy.net/wiki/gya-procedures