Yale-NUS College is a landmark partnership between Yale University and the National University of Singapore. Drawing on the resources and traditions of two great universities, Yale-NUS offers a full residential programme that integrates living and learning in the liberal arts and sciences.
A Yale-NUS College education emphasises broad-based, interdisciplinary learning across the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities complemented by depth of expertise in one’s major. The curriculum and pedagogy draws on the strengths of established liberal arts and sciences traditions, while introducing Yale-NUS College students to the diverse intellectual traditions and cultures of Asia and the world. Yale-NUS College aims to nurture young minds and equip them with the means to appreciate and understand the breadth and complexity of issues, the capacity to think critically and solve problems, and the skills to effectively communicate and lead.
Experiential learning is an integral pillar of the educational experience at Yale-NUS College. With Asia as the jumping off point, the world is the students’ campus and they have access to a wide range of experiences and a global portfolio of opportunities. The rich co-curricular and international experiences offered at Yale-NUS College are designed to enhance the students’ academic learning, broaden their perspectives and hone the skills and character they need to succeed as students today and leaders tomorrow.
Yale-NUS College was launched in April 2011 and enrolled its inaugural class of 150 students in August 2013. The College is home to a community of undergraduates, faculty and staff from around the world, who live and learn together on its purpose-built campus, harnessing diverse perspectives to make a difference – in Singapore and beyond. Yale-NUS graduates live and work across five continents in cities as diverse as Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, Stockholm and Singapore, in sectors as varied as technology and start-ups, finance, public sector, consulting, science and research, education and law.
In 2015, Yale-NUS College moved to its dedicated campus, located next to the NUS University Town to the north of the NUS main campus at Kent Ridge. The campus hub of Yale-NUS comprises a library with a variety of study spaces, a computer room with state-of-the-art technology, a black box theatre and performance hall, art and dance studios, science laboratories, student facilities, and three residential colleges, each with a unique identity. Formal learning in the classrooms is amplified through the flow of discussions beyond the classroom walls to the dining hall, common lounges, or courtyard, truly fostering a community of learning, with learning and living intertwined.
For the most updated information on Yale-NUS College, please visit http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg. The College Vision, Mission and Core Values can be found at https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/about/vision-mission-and-core-values/