Semester Study Abroad

Oberlin College

Oberlin College is a small liberal arts institution located in the town of Oberlin, Ohio. Oberlin boasts the oldest tradition of co-ed liberal arts education in the United States, having been open to women and men alike since 1837. This progressive outlook continues to the present day, through Oberlin’s vibrant and politically active student body. Students at Oberlin enjoy a tight-knit campus community, with small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio, as well as an extensive range of courses spanning more than 50 different majors.

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

Oberlin 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 Oberlin course catalog here.

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Full Course Load (Required Number of Credits)

14 – 18 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: Early January to mid-May

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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.

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Graham Link
Executive, International Programmes

Contact with questions about study abroad programmes.