The Yale Visiting International Student Program is an honours programme at Yale University, designed for undergraduates from partner institutions. Selected students will join the Yale undergraduate community for a full academic year (junior year). Please visit www.yale.edu/yvisp for more details.
Successful students will enrol in Yale undergraduate courses and live with Yale students in one of 14 residential college communities. They will also participate in extracurricular activities available to all Yale undergraduates.
Application for AY 2019/2010 will open in September 2018
|1 September to 31 October 2018||
Application period and faculty selection
Note: Please submit your applications according to the deadlines stipulated by your Faculties/Schools
Y-VISP Information Sessions
|1 December 2018||
Submission of IELTS results to IRO
|Week of 7 January 2019||
Interview by University-level panel
(Nominated students must be physically present for the interview)
Interview by Yale
Results of application
Pre-departure/ orientation briefing for students by Yale representative
|Late August 2019||
Students arrive at Yale
Students will receive a scholarship from NUS* for their Yale tuition fees, room and board.
Students will continue to pay NUS tuition fees and mandatory miscellaneous fees during the year they spend in Yale.
Students’ commitment will be to cover their own airfare (S$ 2,000+), books and personal expenses at Yale.
* Students on scholarship may be sponsored by their scholarship provider.
Students will be assigned to one of the 14 residential colleges at Yale. The Yale residential college system is one of most distinctive features of undergraduate life in Yale. Find out more about residential college living here.
The programme is currently open to students from FASS, BIZ, SoC, FoE, FoS and USP, who are currently in the 2nd year of study (will go to Yale in the 3rd year).
Applicants should possess the following qualities:
TOEFL or IELTS is required for international students who come from a non-English education system. Only students who had the last two years of instruction in English (eg students who took A-levels in Singapore) will be exempted from this requirement. Information on the IELTS test dates is available here.
As this is a one year programme and students are required to take courses both in and out of your majors, applicants should ensure that they are able to map their modules or be prepared to graduate late. As a liberal arts college, Yale would like students to take advantage of the range of courses that are available, to achieve both breadth across the curriculum and depth in your selected area of study.
Students typically take 9 courses (4 in the fall and 5 in the spring) during the year in Yale. Students are also required to come back to NUS after the Y-VISP for at least one regular semester and complete their degree.
Scholarship holders should check with their scholarship provider if they are allowed to go on this programme before applying. They should also inform GRO if their scholarship provider provides them with an allowance for the year abroad.
Application details will be available in September 2018.
There are three steps to the selection process:
Application outcome will be made known after the Yale interview, in February or March 2019.
Queries can be directed to Ms Rafidah Masod (email@example.com), NUS Y-VISP Coordinator at the Global Relations Office.