Semester Study Abroad

Barnard College

Barnard College is a liberal arts institution, and one of the oldest women’s colleges in the United States, located in downtown Manhattan, New York. Barnard is an affiliate college of Columbia University, with the combined resources and facilities of both institutions. Students at Barnard enjoy access to courses ranging across almost 50 majors, as well as a leafy 4-acre campus set within the global metropolis of New York City. Like Wellesley College, Barnard is a member of the ‘Seven Sisters’ group of historical women’s colleges.

Number of Spots for Yale-NUS Students per semester: 2

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

Barnard College offers a wide range of modules across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Exchange students are eligible to enrol in all courses, as long as they meet the prerequisites and/or receive permission from the instructor. Please find the Barnard course catalog here.

Language of Instruction


Full Course Load (Required Number of Credits)

15 – 16 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: Early September to mid-December

Spring Semester: Mid-January to early May

For more info, please see 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.