With 22% of its 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 2,841 international students from 121 countries.


Applying to Yale


To be considered for acceptance to 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 for those seeking a professional degree. Each program has its own procedures for international applicants and for applying for financial assistance.

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Yale College

Yale is committed to the idea of a liberal arts education through which students think and learn across disciplines, literally liberating or freeing the mind to its fullest potential. All undergraduate or bachelor’s degrees (BA and BS) at Yale are offered through Yale College.

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Advanced degrees are offered through the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and 13 professional schools (see links below). Information on programs of study, academic requirements, and financial aid are specific to each school.

Yale Summer Session

Yale Summer Session offers academically rigorous and innovative undergraduate programs and courses open to visiting students from around the world.

Professional Schools

School of Architecture
School of Art
Divinity School
David Geffen School of Drama
School of Engineering & Applied Science
School of the Environment
Jackson School of Global Affairs
Law School
School of Management
School of Medicine
School of Music
School of Nursing
School of Public Health
Institute of Sacred Music

Other Programs

English Language Institute
Yale Summer Session

Programs Not Granting Degrees

Open Yale Courses
Coursera Free Online 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 small number of academic exchange 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
School of Medicine International Exchange Programs
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Exchanges
Yale UCL Collaborative Student Exchange Program
Yale Visiting International Student Program