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 12 residential college communities. They will also participate in extracurricular activities available to all Yale undergraduates.
Application for AY 2017/2018 is now open!
|Now till 31 October 2016||
Application period and faculty selection
Note: Faculties/Schools will set their own application deadline. Please check with your respective Faculty/ School
Y-VISP Information Session
|7 November 2016||
Nominations by Faculties/ Schools (completed application forms) to reach IRO
|2 December 2016||
Submission of IELTS results to IRO
|Week of 2 January 2017)||
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 2017||
Students arrive at Yale
Students’ commitment will be to cover their own airfare (S$ 2,000+).
Students will continue to pay NUS tuition fees and mandatory miscellaneous fees during the year they spend in Yale.
Students will receive a substantial scholarship from NUS* for their Yale tuition fees, room, board, books and personal expenses. The sum for books and personal expenses will be based on Yale’s recommendation of the expenditure that a student will normally incur.
* Students on scholarship may be sponsored by their scholarship provider.
Students will be assigned to one of the 12 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 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 IRO if their scholarship provider provides them with an allowance for the year abroad.
Y-VISP Application for Academic Year 2017-2018
|Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences||
Ms Kimberley Yang
|Mid-September – Early-October 2016|
|School of Business||
Ms Jessie Toh
|25 August – 25 October 2016|
|School of Computing Computer Engineering (CEG)||
Ms Diana Wong
|1 – 30 September 2016|
|Faculty of Engineering||
Ms Davina Tham
|25 August – 31 October 2016|
|Faculty of Science||
Ms Lorraine Kwan
|1 September – 3 October 2016|
|University Scholars Programme||
Ms Jun Searle
|25 August – 2 October 2016|
There are three steps to the selection process:
Application outcome will be made known after the Yale interview, in February or March 2017.
Queries can be directed to Ms Rafidah Masod (firstname.lastname@example.org), NUS Y-VISP Coordinator at the International Relations Office.