Yale-NUS College is more than a school, it’s a foundation for your future. A Yale-NUS College liberal arts education will open the door to myriad opportunities. Ignite your passion for learning, and acquire the knowledge and skills you need to be a leader in your chosen field.

About Yale-NUS

Yale-NUS is Asia’s leading liberal arts college. Our curriculum is designed to prepare you for the global challenges of the 21st century. We emphasise broad-based multidisciplinary learning, while building a common foundation among all students in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural and physical sciences, and mathematics. Students’ passions are further explored through a chosen major plus optional minor.

Our four-year, fully residential experience, immerses students in a stimulating intellectual setting. It is characterised by small classes and close interaction among students and faculty from around the world. A strong co-curricular programme ensures you develop the skills necessary to solve complex problems. You will also thrive in diverse environments, and be able to use your experiences and perspectives as an effective leader.

Exceptional Curriculum

The curriculum at Yale-NUS is designed to ignite a passion for learning, and to allow students to flourish in virtually any field. These three keystones form a complete Yale-NUS education: Common Curriculum, Major and Electives.

Common Curriculum

The Common Curriculum is anything but common. It serves as a cornerstone of the Yale-NUS College academic experience, with classes that are designed to broaden horizons and highlight interdisciplinary thought.

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Majors

After exploring the breadth and diversity of the Common Curriculum, you'll be better poised to hone in on your specific areas of academic interest. With close advice from professors and advisors, students will select one of 14 majors at the end of their second year at Yale-NUS.

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Minors

Should you want to explore a different discipline, all 14 majors are also available as minors as well. On top of that, students have two new options: Chinese Studies and Global Antiquity.

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Electives

Delve deeper into a topic of interest. From Dante and genetics to music theory, there is a wide range of electives available for the curious mind. Electives are often refreshed to give students more options.

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Student Experience

A Yale-NUS education integrates science, humanities, social sciences and your chosen major. You will first explore a set of multidisciplinary courses known as the Common Curriculum. You will then choose a major and several electives to complete your learning journey.

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Concurrent Degree Programmes

Students interested in the fields of public health, public policy or the environment, have the option of pursuing concurrent degree programmes, alongside their liberal arts education. These five-year programmes, partnering with top institutions in their respective fields, will equip students with the right knowledge and skills to excel in their chosen fields of interest.

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Special Programmes

Students interested in pursuing a career in law, or medicine, can apply for one of Yale-NUS's special programmes: the Double Degree Programme with Law in collaboration with NUS Faculty of Law, or the Pathway in Liberal Arts and Medicine in collaboration with Duke-NUS Medical School.

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Experiential Learning

Yale-NUS College’s Centre for International and Professional Experience (CIPE) offers an enriching array of local and global exposure, designed to enhance students’ academic learning. We create opportunities for students to broaden their perspectives and better understand different cultures and locales – abilities that are highly prized in this interconnected world.

Residential Community

Experience a global community within the classes, cafes, creative spaces and common rooms of our 3 Residential Colleges. The residential college experience is an integral portion of life in Yale-NUS. Students gain the opportunity to be part of a close-knit community – to enjoy broader experiences, engage in richer debates, and indulge in wider perspectives. These interactions and experiences fuel independence, leadership skills, and mental strength and agility – crucial characteristics for success.

A Day in the Life at Yale-NUS

Freshmen Voices: Meet Yanni!

Residential College Tour!

Freshmen Voices - Sara (Episode 5)

Freshmen Voices - Shenali (Episode 4)

A Day in the Life at Yale-NUS

Freshmen Voices: Meet Yanni!

Residential College Tour!

Freshmen Voices - Sara (Episode 5)

Freshmen Voices - Shenali (Episode 4)

The Kingfisher Experience

The College mascot is Halcyon the Kingfisher. The name Halcyon was derived from Greek mythology and is usually identified with a generic grouping of various kingfisher breeds. As the college mascot, it perfectly represents the ideals of the Yale-NUS community: youthfulness, creativity, curiosity and an adventurous spirit. These ideals encompass the entire Yale-NUS experience, including the four years spent in a residential college community. The Kingfisher experience creates supportive “nested communities” by combining academic, intellectual, social, cultural, athletic and artistic life.

Campus Visit

Come visit our campus to see what makes Yale-NUS so special. Learn about our innovative curriculum, the energetic residential environment, and the many international experiences or internships that await you. We’ll also discuss the application process, and share important deadlines and information.

Applications Open

Do you want to secure a successful path for your future? If you’re ready to embark on a transformative learning experience that is more than just academics, apply now to be part of Yale-NUS College. Applications are now open!

Application Deadlines:

• Round 1 – 15 Jan 2019

• Round 2 – 20 Mar 2019

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On the Road: Southeast Asia
Philippines, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
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Phuket
Sep 24 - 24
Hanoi
Sep 28 - 28
Ho Chi Minh City
Oct 31 - Nov 02
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25
NOV
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On the Road: Western Europe
Sweden, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany
Our counsellors are on international outreach and may be in a city near you! Please refer to the dates and locations below if you're keen to learn more about Yale-NUS College.
Locations and Dates
Stockholm
Sep 25 - 27
Sigtuna
Sep 27 - 27
Malmo
Sep 28 - 28
Copenhagen
Sep 28 - 28
Paris: CIS International University Fair
Sep 30 - 30
Leysin
Oct 01 - 01
Lusanne
Oct 01 - 01
Chesieres
Oct 01 - 01
Geneva
Oct 02 - 02
Zurich
Oct 03 - 03
Basel
Oct 04 - 04
Rolle
Oct 04 - 04
Vienna: CIS International University Fair
Nov 07 - 07
Wien
Nov 08 - 08
Freiburg
Nov 12 - 12
Frankfurt
Nov 13 - 13
OCT
04
OCT
10
On the Road: Indonesia
Jakarta
Our counsellors are on international outreach and may be in a city near you! Please refer to the dates and locations below if you're keen to learn more about Yale-NUS College.
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OCT
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On the Road: Turkey
Istanbul, Kocaeli
Our counsellors are on international outreach and may be in a city near you! Please refer to the dates and locations below if you're keen to learn more about Yale-NUS College.
Locations and Dates
Istanbul: CIS Education Day
Oct 07 - 07
Kocaeli
Oct 08 - 08
Istanbul
Oct 09 - 09
OCT
10
OCT
12
On the Road: Kazakhstan
Astana, Almaty
Our counsellors are on international outreach and may be in a city near you! Please refer to the dates and locations below if you're keen to learn more about Yale-NUS College.
Locations and Dates
Astana
Oct 10 - 11
Almaty: CIS International University Fair
Oct 12 - 12
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On The Road: Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Our counsellors are on international outreach and may be in a city near you! Please refer to the dates and locations below if you're keen to learn more about Yale-NUS College.
Locations and Dates
Kuala Lumpur
Oct 12 - 17
Penang
Oct 18 - 19
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On the Road: Canada
Ottawa, Gloucester, Toronto
Our counsellors are on international outreach and may be in a city near you! Please refer to the dates and locations below if you're keen to learn more about Yale-NUS College.
Locations and Dates
Ottawa
Oct 15 - 15
Gloucester
Oct 15 - 15
Toronto
Oct 16 - 17
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On the Road: USA
Illinois, Minnesota, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York
Our counsellors are on international outreach and may be in a city near you! Please refer to the dates and locations below if you're keen to learn more about Yale-NUS College.
Locations and Dates
Chicago, IL
Oct 18 - 19
Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN
Oct 22 - 22
Atlanta, GA
Oct 23 - 23
Boston, MA
Oct 24 - 25
New York, NY
Oct 26 - 30
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On the Road: Eastern Europe
Lithuania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Armenia
Our counsellors are on international outreach and may be in a city near you! Please refer to the dates and locations below if you're keen to learn more about Yale-NUS College.
Locations and Dates
Vilnius
Oct 25 - 25
Kaunas
Oct 26 - 26
Sofia: CIS International University Fair
Oct 29 - 29
Budapest: CIS International University Fair
Oct 30 - 30
Prague: CIS International University Fair
Oct 31 - 31
Dilijan
Nov 01 - 01
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On the Road: Middle East
Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Oman
Our counsellors are on international outreach and may be in a city near you! Please refer to the dates and locations below if you're keen to learn more about Yale-NUS College.
Locations and Dates
Amman
Oct 28 - 29
Abu Dhabi
Oct 30 - 31
Muscat
Nov 01 - 01
Dubai
Nov 04 - 05