Study Abroad

Semester Study Abroad

Whether studying British art history in London, debating Korean politics in Seoul, or delving into astrophysics in New Haven, semester study abroad programmes offer the time and rigor needed for deep learning.

A general info session for AY 2017-18 Sem 2 Semester Study Abroad was held on Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in TCT Lecture Theatre. Click here to download the info session slides.

A mandatory pre-departure orientation for AY 2017-18 Sem 2 Semester Study Abroad will be held on Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 from 12:00pm-1:00pm (location TBC).

The application process, type of opportunities open for application, and relevant contacts are outlined as follows, and in the Semester Study Abroad FAQs.




Students apply directly to CIPE, and they may list up to five institutions/programmes on their applications. Of these five, up to two may be non-partner programmes. Successful candidates will be nominated for recommendation to their host institutions/programmes, unless that institution/programme is a non-partner, in which case students must manage their own applications. In all cases, final acceptance decisions will be made by the host institutions/programmes.

Application Packet

Academic Year 2017/18 Sem 2:

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Click here to see the current list of available study abroad spots:

Academic Year 2017/18 Sem 2: LIST-OF-PARTNER-NON-PARTNER-SPOTS-AUG-2017

Applications are due Sunday, 10 September 2017 at 5:00 pm.

Please read and follow suggestions on How to Request a Letter of Recommendation.



Application deadline: September 10 at 5:00 pm
Notification of nomination/approval: by approximately one month after application deadline
Confirmation of attendance: by a week from notification of nomination/approval
Pre-departure orientation (Mandatory): Mid-Nov (details TBC)


Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Applications for spots on Partner Programmes and Non-Partner Programmes will be reviewed with several criteria in mind. These include:

  • Academic performance as measured by CAP and transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from faculty recommender
  • Leadership or involvement in extra-curricular activities, including student organistions, athletics, community engagement, research, internships, or other activities
  • Rationale for why the chosen programme fits into the student’s academic, professional, or personal development
  • Ability to serve as a good ambassador for Yale-NUS College; adaptability, flexibility
  • Intent to bring learning back to Yale-NUS College and share with the community
  • Good disciplinary standing


Types of opportunities

Partner Programmes

Yale-NUS has developed partnerships with leading universities and colleges across the globe. Students will have the chance to study in a wide array of countries like Chile, India, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea,, the U.S., and the U.K., among others.  Many of these partnerships operate on an exchange basis, with our partner universities sending students to Yale-NUS as well. Partner institutions have been selected for their rigorous academics, vibrant student life, cultural immersion opportunities, and health and safety factors. Some institutions are specialised in certain academic areas, while others offer a wide range of academic courses and cater to all Yale-NUS majors.

New partners are regularly added to our list. Our current list of partners is as follows:

Fall Semester only:

Spring Semester only:

Year Round:

Non-Partner Programmes

In addition to being able to study abroad at one of the partner programmes listed above, students may also apply to CIPE for a limited number of funded spots to study abroad at non-partner institutions/programmes. Funding for non-partner programmes is intended to support students with specific academic interests that are not necessarily covered through our partner institutions, and to increase the diversity of Yale-NUS students’ study abroad experiences.

Previously Approved vs. Petition Programmes

Students applying for Non-Partner Programmes that are not already on our approved external programme list here must submit a petition for approval (Appendix A of the application form). Petitions are reviewed by a committee of faculty and staff for academic rigor, health & safety, and fit with the student’s academic goals. Click here for information on the petition process.


Trimester-Based Programs

Yale-NUS will pay the host institution tuition fee of the first trimester only and students will pay all other expenses for the first trimester. Students who do a full load for the first trimester will transfer a maximum of 14 MCs back. Students have the option to do two trimesters if they can return on time for the following semester in Yale-NUS but they should do so only if they are able to fully fund their second trimester, including the host institution tuition fees. Students who do a full load for the second trimester will transfer a maximum of 20 MCs back for the two trimesters combined. See Semester Study Abroad FAQs for more information.

Year-Long Study Abroad

The majority of students who study abroad during term time will do so for one semester. Extraordinary and compelling reasons to spend two semesters abroad will be considered on an individual basis in close consultation with the relevant Academic Advisor and Head of Studies / Major Adviser. Students wishing to apply for two semesters abroad must meet with a CIPE International Programs advisor well in advance of the regular study abroad deadline, and will be required to submit supplemental materials along with their application. See Semester Study Abroad FAQs for more information.

Credit Transfer

More information about credit transfer processes can be found here.



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  • Latin America & Caribbean
  • Spain
  • Middle East
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Europe except Spain/UK/Scandinavia
  • Multi-Country Programs
  • UK
  • Scandinavia
  • Asia
  • Oceania
  • Africa