Semester Study Abroad

Amherst College

Amherst College, founded in 1821, is one of the United States’ premier liberal arts colleges. Located in Amherst, Massachusetts, the college sits atop 1,000 acres with beautiful mountainous views. Amherst College maintains a strong dedication to undergraduate education with a student-faculty ratio of 8:1, an average class size of 16, and with an open curriculum that gives students the freedom to define their education. All this offers students the chance for unparalleled opportunities to work closely and collaboratively with prominent scholars across numerous disciplines.

Number of Spots for Yale-NUS Students per semester: 1

Due to the enthusiastic interest in study abroad and the volume of inquiries that we receive, if you have any questions, please read the Semester Study Abroad FAQs carefully first and contact us if you need further advice.

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Fields of Study

Yale-NUS students are free to take any Amherst course as long they meet the required prerequisites. In conjunction with Amherst courses, students can also consider courses within any of the Five Colleges (Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Hampshire College, and UMass Amherst) as well. At least half of the four courses taken, though, must be within Amherst. Students considering courses at the other colleges should also keep in mind commuting time between campuses. The most updated course catalog may be found here.

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Full Course Load (Required Number of Credits)

4 full semester courses (4 Amherst credits)

Students are required to take the full course load at the host institution, which will be equivalent to 20 MCs upon successful completion of credit transfer procedures back at Yale-NUS College.

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester: September – December

Spring Semester: mid January – May

For more information, refer here.

CAP Requirement


If you are interested in studying abroad at this institution and currently have a CAP below 3.5, please contact a member of the CIPE International Programmes team.

Have Questions?
Graham Link
Executive, International Programmes

Contact with questions about study abroad programmes.