Incoming Exchange & Visiting Students

COVID-19 Update as of 1 October 2020

Due to the global COVID-19 situation, Yale-NUS College has suspended our international exchange and visiting student programmes for AY20/21 Semester 2 (beginning in January 2021). While Yale-NUS will not be able to receive international students, we are accepting applications from Singapore citizens, Singapore permanent residents and Dependent’s Pass holders in Singapore, provided that they have approval from their home institutions to attend Yale-NUS College for a credit-bearing semester. Please note that student applicants should expect to commute from their own residence in Singapore to campus for the semester – correspondingly room and board will not be charged as part of the applicable fees (found below). The application deadline for AY20/21 Semester 2 is 11 October 2020 and further information about the application can be found in the respective webpages for the Exchange Students (from our exchange partners) and Visiting Students (from non-partner institutions) accessible below.


Yale-NUS College welcomes incoming exchange and visiting students for a semester or a full academic year. To learn more and to submit an application, select one of the two options below.

Exchange Students

Students whose home institutions have an exchange agreement with Yale-NUS can study at Yale-NUS for one or two semesters as part of their undergraduate degree programme. If you are unsure whether your institution has an exchange agreement with Yale-NUS, please contact your study abroad office. Learn more about life as a Yale-NUS exchange student here:

Yale-NUS College Incoming Exchange Students

Visiting Students

We also welcome students whose home institutions do not have an exchange agreement with Yale-NUS. Visiting students come from around the world and study at Yale-NUS for up to two semesters as part of their undergraduate degree programme. Learn more about the programme, eligibility requirements and the application process here:

Yale-NUS College Visiting Student Programme