A Message from the Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid

Dear Counselors,

We are pleased that you have landed on our website and hope to provide information that will help you as your advise students on the unique offerings of Yale-NUS College. As Singapore’s first liberal arts and sciences colleges, and one of the most internationally diverse college in the world, Yale-NUS offers students the opportunity to engage in critical inquiry, global exposure, and a thriving residential programme. The materials on this page have been designed to aid your conversations with your students and families. If we can offer any additional information or support, please reach out to us at admissions@yale-nus.edu.sg. Many thanks for all you do to support your students.

Laura Severin
Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid


Ways to Apply to Yale-NUS College

There are three ways to apply to Yale-NUS College: directly through the Yale-NUS Admissions website, on the Common Application where Yale-NUS College is an independent member, or lastly, through Yale University’s Common Application when students check the box at the end of the application asking if they would like to share their application with Yale-NUS College. If a student checks the box, then a copy of their application is sent to Yale University, and another copy is sent to Yale-NUS College.

Yale-NUS College and Yale College maintain separate admissions offices and make independent admission decisions. Shared applications neither help nor hurt a student’s chance of being admitted to one college or the other. However, all application materials (with the exception of official SAT/ACT/Duolingo English Test scores) will automatically be sent to Yale-NUS from Yale. Therefore, students applying to Yale-NUS College via the Yale Share option, will need to ensure that an additional copy of their standardised test scores is also sent to Yale-NUS College.

Transfer Applicants Policy

Yale-NUS was founded on the principle of providing a liberal arts & science education that combines living and learning through its residential programme. In addition to major & Modular Credit (MC) requirements, graduation requirements include successful completion of the Common Curriculum and eight semesters of residency on campus. In order to satisfy these requirements, all students must be in residence at the college for eight semesters. Participation in a College approved study abroad semester will count towards one of the eight semesters in residence.

In support of these requirements, a transfer admission policy does not exist at Yale-NUS College. However, the following factors will be considered for any applicants to Yale-NUS who have begun tertiary education elsewhere. Click here to find out more about these factors.

Advanced Credit Standing Policy

Due to our rigorous and unique curriculum, Yale-NUS College does not recognise any advance credit from an applicant’s school before matriculating at Yale-NUS College. If a student is transferring into Yale-NUS College from another college or university, their accumulated credit for their study thus far will not be recognised either, and all transfer students will be treated in the same way as new incoming students in their first year. 

Class Profile

Below are some of the statistics from our most recently admitted class of Yale-NUS students. Singapore is a modern, multicultural, and cosmopolitan global city that a large number of foreign expatriates and their families call home. Many students take advantage of the nation’s advantageous location as an aviation hub, and travelling to the rest of Asia and South East Asia is often a convenient and short flight away.

International Students

The Yale-NUS student body is incredibly diverse with representation from more than 65 nationalities across 6 continents. The college regularly hosts exchange students from our partner institutions every semester, which adds to the diversity of international students on campus. Many of our local and international students have also lived in several countries before calling Yale-NUS home.

  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Jamaica
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • United States

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Colombia
  • Paraguay
  • Trinidad and Tobago

  • Austria
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Belarus
  • Bulgaria
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Macedonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • Moldova
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Republic of Serbia
  • Romania
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom

  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • South Africa
  • Tunisia
  • Zimbabwe

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • North Korea
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Russian Federation
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam

  • Australia
  • New Zealand

Counsellor Guidebooks

The guidebooks below were made especially for you. Each guidebook contains curated information that can guide counselors and students in different phases of the application process. Click the drop down accordions to explore each guidebook, and you may download the PDF version of the document found at the bottom of each accordion to share with students or parents.

Initial Explorations into Yale-NUS

Is this your first time learning about Yale-NUS College? 

This bundle will introduce you to some of our community members, let you experience the beauty of our lively residential campus, and share about who we are as a college.


Click the link below to access the Guidebook in PDF form: 

Counselor Guidebook 1 – Initial Explorations into Yale-NUS

Meeting Parents About Yale-NUS

Are you about to meet an applicant’s parents?

 Here is some information about our institution and application process that parents and families usually ask about!


Click the link below to access the Guidebook in PDF form:

Counselor Guidebook 2 – Meeting Parents about Yale-NUS

The Yale-NUS Application Process

Are your students ready to apply to Yale-NUS College?

Here are some important reminders and tips you might want to share with them.


Click the link below to access the Guidebook in PDF form:

Counselor Guidebook 3 – The Yale-NUS Application Process

ECG Teachers and Counselors Working in Singapore

Are you a local university counselor or ECG teacher here in Singapore? 

Here are some things you might want to share with your students about Yale-NUS College!


Click the link below to access the Guidebook in PDF form:

Counselor Guidebook 4 – ECG Teachers and Counselors working in Singapore

Contact Us

Have questions about Yale-NUS? Our team in Admissions & Financial Aid is more than happy to assist you. Contact any of them using their information below!

Laura Severin


Local Schools

UWC Dover, UWC East

Jasmine Seah


Local Schools

Raffles Institution, Tanglin Trust School

Iris Neo

Senior Manager

Local Schools

Hwa Chong Institution, Jurong Pioneer JC, Millennia Institute, NUS High School, Saint Joseph's Institution, Tampines Meridian JC, Singapore Polytechnic, Nexus International

International Territories

Central Asia, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan

Chris Tee

Admissions Counsellor

Local Schools

National JC, Temasek JC, River Valley High School, Singapore Sports School, Republic Polytechnic, GEMS World Academy, ISS International School, Singapore American School, Singapore Korean International School

International Territories

Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Western Europe

Fiona Grace Freeman-Grundei

Admissions Counsellor

Local Schools

Nanyang JC, St. Andrew's JC, Victoria's JC, Temasek Polytechnic, SJI International, ACS International, Canadian International School, Lycee Francais de Singapour, Waseda Shibuya High School, Dulwich College Singapore

International Territories

Japan, USA, Canada, Eastern Europe, Russia, Mongolia

Rebeca Salazar

Admissions Counsellor

Local Schools

Anglo-Chinese JC, ACS Independent, Dunman High School, Yishun Innova JC, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Chatsworth International School, Hillside World Academy, Stamford American International School, International Community School of Singapore

International Territories

Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Africa, Latin America, and the Carribean

Yeap Yi Yi

Admissions Counsellor

Local Schools

Anderson Serangoon JC, Catholic JC, Eunoia JC, School of the Arts, Nanyang Polytechnic, Australian International School, DPS International School, Global Indian International School, Hwa Chong International School, NPS International, Overseas Family School

International Territories

Australia, New Zealand, Oceania, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Israel, Jordan, Oman, Qatar, UAE

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Virtual Visit Day
Application Tips Session
Virtual Visit Day
Virtual Event
Interested in finding out more about Yale-NUS from the convenience of your home? Then sign up for our new Virtual Visit Day programme where we will bring the Yale-NUS experience directly to you! Virtual Visit Day is an hour-long webinar that brings you the best parts of a campus visit through an online platform. Each webinar will include: a short information session, a virtual campus tour, and the opportunity to chat with our current students through a themed panel. Please note that these webinars will be held in Singapore Standard Time (GMT+8). These sessions come at no charge, so all you need is an hour of time, internet access, and an open mind to explore what opportunities await at Yale-NUS College!
Locations and Dates
Panel Theme: Campus Culture & Student Organisations
Aug 06
Panel Theme: Liberal Arts & Sciences
Sep 03
Panel Theme: From A Levels to Yale-NUS
Sep 08
Application Tips Session
Virtual Event
Confused about holistic admissions? Not sure what you need to include in a Yale-NUS application? Join us for a virtual session where a member of the Admissions team will guide participants through every part of the Yale-NUS application. This hour-long webinar will walk you through the holistic admissions process, as well as provide some tips for students as they begin their Yale-NUS application. Get insight, tips, and the opportunity to ask any of your questions!
Personal Essay Workshop (July 29): Get expert writing advice from an Admissions Team member who will explain how you can make the most of your personal essay. Join us on the journey of crafting your story, and making your personality shine!
All event timings are in Singapore Standard Time (GMT +8).