Semester Study Abroad

Wellesley College

Wellesley College is one of the most highly regarded women’s colleges in the United States, located outside Boston, Massachusetts. Wellesley is a member of the ‘Seven Sisters’ – a group of colleges which were founded as women’s colleges and remain so to this day.  Students at Wellesley enjoy the environment and ethos of a small liberal arts institution, while having access to the resources of neighboring Boston, and cross-enrolment opportunities at other universities including MIT.

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

Wellesley 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 Wellesley course catalog here.

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Full Course Load (Required Number of Credits)

4 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

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.

Have Questions?
Graham Link
Executive, International Programmes

Contact with questions about study abroad programmes.