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 rigour needed for deep learning.

A general information session for AY 2017-18 Semester 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 Semester 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.


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  • Types of Opportunities
  • Contact Us


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. If CIPE’s offer indicates the name of the institution, students can only apply for direct enrolment with the institution and not through a third party provider such as Oxford Study Abroad Programme (OSAP). If students are not sure, they should always check with CIPE before proceeding. In all cases, final acceptance decisions will be made by the host institutions/programmes.

Application Packet

Academic Year 2017/18 Semester 2:

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Click here to see the current list of available study abroad spots: List of Partner & Non-Partner Spots Updated August 2017

Academic Year 2017/18 Semester 2:

Applications are due on 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 Cumulative Average Point (CAP) and transcript
  • A letter of recommendation from faculty
  • Leadership or involvement in extra-curricular activities, including student organisations, athletics, community engagement, research, internships or other activities
  • Rationale for why the chosen programme fits the student’s academic, professional or personal development
  • The ability to serve as a good ambassador for Yale-NUS College; adaptability, flexibility
  • An intent to bring learning back to Yale-NUS College and share with the community
  • Good disciplinary standing