With 20% of the student body coming from abroad, Yale University offers a diverse and exciting global environment in which to study. Yale’s history of including international students is a long one, starting back in the 1800s. Today, Yale welcomes the largest international community in its history, with a current enrollment of 2,581 international students from 118 countries.
Applying to Yale
To be accepted to study at Yale, interested applicants must apply directly to the school, college, or program where the degree will be awarded: Yale College for undergraduate degrees; the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for doctoral programs and some master’s degrees; or one of the professional schools.
Below are links to admissions and program information for international students:
- School of Architecture
- School of Art
- Divinity School
- School of Drama
- School of Engineering & Applied Science
- School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
- Law School
- School of Management
- School of Medicine
- School of Music
- School of Nursing
- School of Public Health
- Institute of Sacred Music
Non-Yale Degree granting programs:
- Open Yale Courses
- Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program
- Yale Young Global Scholars
- Yale Young Africa Scholars
Fellowships and Financial Assistance
Yale offers significant financial assistance to international students to cover tuition costs as it does with students from the U.S. Each school at Yale has its own procedures for applying for financial assistance or fellowships. Please contact directly the school to which you are applying for their list of fellowships and financial aid opportunities.
Yale also offers a number of academic programs with universities around the world. The following are some of the opportunities which are available:
- Fox International Fellowships
- Latin American Linkage Program at Yale Law School
- Master of Advanced Management Program
- School of Medicine International Exchange Programs
- Science Without Borders Program
- Student Grants & Fellowships at Yale University
- Yale UCL Collaborative Student Exchange Program
- Yale Visiting International Student Program
The newly established Yale-NUS College is the region’s first, fully residential liberal arts college. Located in Singapore, the autonomous College is a landmark collaboration between Yale University and the National University of Singapore (NUS). Seeking to draw on the best elements of liberal arts education to re-imagine the curriculum and collegiate experience for the 21st Century, Yale and NUS began planning in 2009 and together the faculty from the three institutions developed an entirely new educational model that honors the traditional roots of liberal arts education and yet infuses Asian perspectives. Yale-NUS College opened its doors to the inaugural student cohort in August 2013.
Visit the Yale-NUS College website for more information.