Admissions for International Students

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.

Undergraduate education

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.

Yale Summer Session

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

Graduate education & professional schools

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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.