• Discover the People you will meet
    in Yale-NUS

Yale-NUS students come from all around the world. Our inaugural class is represented by students from 25 different nationalities, and
they come from regions like Asia-Pacific, Europe, North and South America , Africa, and Russia. They bring with them diverse
experiences, talent and leadership qualities.

  • Haroun Chahed

    Class of 2020

    Tunisia

    “Unlike other universities, Yale-NUS sounded like an adventure that would be exceptionally rewarding.”

  • Rebeca Salazar

    Class of 2019

    El Salvador

    “We currently have students from Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Brazil. We’d love to have more Latinos represented on campus, so please apply Central and South America!”

  • Kah Mun Chan

    Class of 2020

    Singapore

    “Hello there! I’m a smol girl with a big heart! I love art, filmmaking, humanities and getting to know you! I love being challenged, being creative and having things to be passionate about.”

  • Khwa Zhong Xuan

    Class of 2020

    Singapore

    “What attracted me to Yale-NUS was its curriculum – it made sure that all students had a common foundation to build on, and aided us in our exploration of different subjects and interests.”

  • David Chappell

    Class of 2018

    United Kingdom

    “There’s a random toilet at the bottom of Cendana College that almost no-one knows about.”

  • Keefe Liew

    Class of 2019

    Singapore

    “Yale-NUS is a great school with wonderful professors. Professors are always willing to help you with class
    material as long as you arrange and put in effort to prepare for office hours with them.”

  • Waihuini Njoroge

    Class of 2020

    Kenya

    “From struggling with Chinese characters to learning that Indomie is actually from Indonesia and not from Nigeria, there’s just so much to soak in at Yale-NUS.”

  • Ryan Yoong Ka Jun

    Class of 2020

    Malaysia

    “To be completely honest, Yale-NUS wasn’t even one of the colleges that I had intended to apply for in my senior year. But, with some luck I stumbled upon it and was immediately sold.”

  • Laureen Hollge

    Class of 2017

    Czech Republic

    “Our professors are not afraid to go crazy with us. For our Winter Ball, they dressed up as faculty from Hogwarts!”

  • Grady Ng

    Class of 2020

    Singapore

    “There was a day during the semester when we were encouraged to perform gender differently for a class assignment, and I took all the make-up skills I learnt off YouTube and painted myself to perfection!”

  • Adrian Stymne

    Class of 2017

    Sweden

    “I’m working in the neuroscience lab, and I have friends doing research on aging and cancer – nowhere else would such opportunities be given to freshmen!”

  • Anandita Sabherwal

    Class of 2019

    India

    “My favourite memory of Yale-NUS is an all-nighter I pulled with the Constitution review committee (which was tasked with writing the constitution for the Yale-NUS student government) in my freshmen year.”

  • Sean Cham

    Class of 2019

    Singapore

    “In my Freshmen year, I founded (aside) – a repertory theatre company in Yale-NUS – with a group of like-minded peers and we put up the very first full-fledged musical in College, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’.”

  • Meddley Bordeau

    Class of 2017

    United States

    “Many people make up funny suite names like FUF (Funky Unicorns Forever), GAP…It’s very funny, and even if you are not physically part of the suite you can easily become an honorary member.”

  • Fiona Grace Freeman-Grundei

    Class of 2020

    United States

    “I am American from the great state of Colorado. I might be the most extraverted person you might ever meet!”

  • Kevin Low

    Class of 2017

    Singapore

    “It’s so fun having all your closest friends just a corridor away, and being on campus around the clock means that there’s always something happening.”

  • Marusa Godina

    Class of 2018

    Slovenia

    “I’m a curious Slovenian girl with many dreams. I love traveling and learning foreign languages. I’m particularly passionate about social justice, feminism and sustainability.”

  • Aditya Karkera

    Class of 2020

    India

    “As of today, what I love the most about the College is the intellectual camaraderie – the spirit of learning though teaching others and bouncing ideas off of one another in classrooms at 4 PM or butteries at 4 AM.”

  • Dominic Choa

    Class of 2018

    Singapore

    “One of the best times I’ve had in this school would be participating at the annual community basketball game where faculty, staff and students form groups and face off against one another.”

  • Lishani Indumini Ramanayake

    Class of 2018

    Sri Lanka

    “We can go from Game of Thrones to Sanskrit to U.S foreign policy to environmental studies in five minutes!”

  • Tiara Lui Ru Sing

    Class of 2019

    Hong Kong

    “The broad range of classes and diversity of clubs gives you the opportunity to try everything.”

  • Alysha Park

    Class of 2020

    South Korea

    “On a bus ride in Yogyakarta, I recall writing in my journal while listening to the local music flowing from the speakers of the bus — and thinking to myself, “I can’t believe that I’m actually here.” I was overwhelmed by the school’s dedication to creating diverse opportunities for us, the students. “

  • Arjun Jayaraman

    Class of 2020

    Singapore

    “That night, I had the opportunity to play some of my favourite songs in the world with friends that I loved to an extremely loving and crazy audience. It’s safe to say that I’ve never felt more alive than I did playing drums that night.”

  • Chandler Beyer

    Class of 2020

    United States

    “Yale-NUS has a great sense of community that cannot be captured in one sentence or one paragraph. I love Yale-NUS not just for the amazing experiences available to the students, but rather because we are given the opportunity to have them.”

 

Yale-NUS students come from all around the world. Our student body is represented by more than 40 nationalities, and
they come from regions like Asia-Pacific, Europe, North and South America , Africa, and Russia. They bring with them diverse
experiences, talent and leadership qualities.

  • Haroun Chahed

    Class of 2020

    Tunisia

    “Unlike other universities, Yale-NUS sounded like an adventure that would be exceptionally rewarding.”

  • Rebeca Salazar

    Class of 2019

    El Salvador

    “We currently have students from Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Brazil. We’d love to have more Latinos represented on campus, so please apply Central and South America!”

  • Kah Mun Chan

    Class of 2020

    Singapore

    “Hello there! I’m a smol girl with a big heart! I love art, filmmaking, humanities and getting to know you! I love being challenged, being creative and having things to be passionate about.”

  • Khwa Zhong Xuan

    Class of 2020

    Singapore

    “What attracted me to Yale-NUS was its curriculum – it made sure that all students had a common foundation to build on, and aided us in our exploration of different subjects and interests.”

  • David Chappell

    Class of 2018

    United Kingdom

    “There’s a random toilet at the bottom of Cendana College that almost no-one knows about.”

  • Keefe Liew

    Class of 2019

    Singapore

    “Yale-NUS is a great school with wonderful professors. Professors are always willing to help you with class
    material as long as you arrange and put in effort to prepare for office hours with them.”

  • Waihuini Njoroge

    Class of 2020

    Kenya

    “From struggling with Chinese characters to learning that Indomie is actually from Indonesia and not from Nigeria, there’s just so much to soak in at Yale-NUS.”

  • Ryan Yoong Ka Jun

    Class of 2020

    Malaysia

    “To be completely honest, Yale-NUS wasn’t even one of the colleges that I had intended to apply for in my senior year. But, with some luck I stumbled upon it and was immediately sold.”

  • Laureen Hollge

    Class of 2017

    Czech Republic

    “Our professors are not afraid to go crazy with us. For our Winter Ball, they dressed up as faculty from Hogwarts!”

  • Grady Ng

    Class of 2020

    Singapore

    “There was a day during the semester when we were encouraged to perform gender differently for a class assignment, and I took all the make-up skills I learnt off YouTube and painted myself to perfection!”

  • Adrian Stymne

    Class of 2017

    Sweden

    “I’m working in the neuroscience lab, and I have friends doing research on aging and cancer – nowhere else would such opportunities be given to freshmen!”

  • Anandita Sabherwal

    Class of 2019

    India

    “My favourite memory of Yale-NUS is an all-nighter I pulled with the Constitution review committee (which was tasked with writing the constitution for the Yale-NUS student government) in my freshmen year.”

  • Sean Cham

    Class of 2019

    Singapore

    “In my Freshmen year, I founded (aside) – a repertory theatre company in Yale-NUS – with a group of like-minded peers and we put up the very first full-fledged musical in College, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’.”

  • Meddley Bordeau

    Class of 2017

    United States

    “Many people make up funny suite names like FUF (Funky Unicorns Forever), GAP…It’s very funny, and even if you are not physically part of the suite you can easily become an honorary member.”

  • Fiona Grace Freeman-Grundei

    Class of 2020

    United States

    “I am American from the great state of Colorado. I might be the most extraverted person you might ever meet!”

  • Kevin Low

    Class of 2017

    Singapore

    “It’s so fun having all your closest friends just a corridor away, and being on campus around the clock means that there’s always something happening.”

  • Marusa Godina

    Class of 2018

    Slovenia

    “I’m a curious Slovenian girl with many dreams. I love traveling and learning foreign languages. I’m particularly passionate about social justice, feminism and sustainability.”

  • Aditya Karkera

    Class of 2020

    India

    “As of today, what I love the most about the College is the intellectual camaraderie – the spirit of learning though teaching others and bouncing ideas off of one another in classrooms at 4 PM or butteries at 4 AM.”

  • Dominic Choa

    Class of 2018

    Singapore

    “One of the best times I’ve had in this school would be participating at the annual community basketball game where faculty, staff and students form groups and face off against one another.”

  • Lishani Indumini Ramanayake

    Class of 2018

    Sri Lanka

    “We can go from Game of Thrones to Sanskrit to U.S foreign policy to environmental studies in five minutes!”

  • Tiara Lui Ru Sing

    Class of 2019

    Hong Kong

    “The broad range of classes and diversity of clubs gives you the opportunity to try everything.”

  • Alysha Park

    Class of 2020

    South Korea

    “On a bus ride in Yogyakarta, I recall writing in my journal while listening to the local music flowing from the speakers of the bus — and thinking to myself, “I can’t believe that I’m actually here.” I was overwhelmed by the school’s dedication to creating diverse opportunities for us, the students. “

  • Arjun Jayaraman

    Class of 2020

    Singapore

    “That night, I had the opportunity to play some of my favourite songs in the world with friends that I loved to an extremely loving and crazy audience. It’s safe to say that I’ve never felt more alive than I did playing drums that night.”

  • Chandler Beyer

    Class of 2020

    United States

    “Yale-NUS has a great sense of community that cannot be captured in one sentence or one paragraph. I love Yale-NUS not just for the amazing experiences available to the students, but rather because we are given the opportunity to have them.”

 

Yale-NUS students come from all around the world. Our student body is represented by more than 40 nationalities, and
they come from regions like Asia-Pacific, Europe, North and South America , Africa, and Russia. They bring with them diverse
experiences, talent and leadership qualities.