Semester Study Abroad

Petition Programme

Here are the steps you need to take to petition to attend a non-partner institution/programme which has not yet been approved by CIPE:

1IDENTIFY

IDENTIFY the institution(s)/programme(s) of interest and consider your rationale. Keep in mind that there are a limited number of spots to study abroad at non-partners. Funding for non-partner institutions/programmes is intended to support students with specific academic interests that are not necessarily covered through our partner institutions, and to increase the diversity of Yale-NUS students’ study abroad experiences.

When researching programmes, take note of eligibility requirements. E.g. some U.S.-run programmes may only be open to students enrolled in U.S. institutions.

2MANAGE

You are responsible for MANAGING the application to your chosen programme and submitting all required materials to them by the stipulated deadlines. These deadlines may come before Yale-NUS’s internal deadline and timeline (see step 3), i.e. you may need to apply to a programme before knowing if your application/petition to study abroad has been approved. This means contacting your professors well in advance for recommendations, requesting for official transcripts from Registry (processing time is about a week), etc.

3MEET

MEET with a CIPE International Programmes staff to discuss your programme selection and obtain general permission to apply for up to two petition programmes. This level of approval covers general health and safety considerations and the overall reputation of the programme. Lindsay (lindsay.allen@) specialises in study abroad in Latin American and the Caribbean, Spain, and the Middle East. Beth (beth.uding@) advises on programmes in the USA, Canada, Europe (except Spain/UK/Scandinavia) and multi-country programmes. Fang Wei (fangwei.goh@) specialises in the UK, Scandinavia, Asia, Oceania and Africa.

4CONSULT

CONSULT with your Head of Studies, Major Adviser, or Academic Adviser (if you have yet to choose a major) to determine if and how a programme fits into progression in a potential/declared major. You should discuss in general terms what you wish to take, based on previous semesters’ offerings. As an aid, you could bring to this meeting a tentatively-completed Application to Attend Petition Programme.

5SUBMIT

SUBMIT the completed Application to Attend Petition Programme along with your Study Abroad Application Form by the designated deadline. You are required to submit a separate Application to Attend Petition Programme for each programme you are petitioning for (up to maximum of two). All petitions will be reviewed by the Study Abroad Petition Committee (composed of senior faculty and CIPE administrators), with whom ultimate discretion lies on whether to approve a student’s petition to attend a specific programme.

6NOTIFIED

Students will be NOTIFIED of petition decisions.