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UVA Exchange: Yale-NUS College
Singapore, Singapore (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Year 2018-2019 01-MAR-2018 10-MAR-2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15. Exact orientation dates will be provided upon acceptance by the host university. Semester end dates may vary according to exam schedules.
Fall Semester 2018 01-MAR-2018 10-MAR-2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15. Exact orientation dates will be provided upon acceptance by the host university. Semester end dates may vary according to exam schedules.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Advising Appointment Required:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Ryan Hathaway
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English Language and Literature, Environmental Sciences, Foreign Affairs, Global Studies, History, Humanities, Mathematics & Statistics, Other Languages & Literatures, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Urban Studies
Program Description:


Yale-NUS College, a residential college located in Singapore, aims to redefine liberal arts and science education for a complex, interconnected world. We are a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and supporters, dedicated to building a community in which living and learning are intertwined and habits of creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking are encouraged. Our innovative curriculum integrates knowledge from across the disciplines and around the world.

An intimate liberal arts college, dedicated to undergraduate education, Yale-NUS draws on the resources and traditions of two great universities. We pursue excellence through innovative teaching and research, and we provide global opportunities for our students.

Our location at the crossroads of Asia informs our pedagogy. Drawing on active modes of learning associated with American liberal arts education, we introduce our students to the diverse intellectual traditions and cultures of Asia and the world. We educate citizens of the world and uphold the principles of free exchange of ideas, pluralism, and respect for diversity. Our extra-curricular and residential programmes support student learning and encourage an ethic of service. By our example, we seek to spur innovation in higher education across the globe.


One of Yale-NUS’ distinct qualities is its close-knit residential community. Exchange students will be placed in one of three residential colleges. This residential model creates ‘nested communities’ in the Yale-NUS tradition of supporting lifelong learning in liberal arts and the sciences by combining academic, intellectual, social, cultural, athletic and artistic life. As you and your peers pursue a rich student-directed co-curricular life of student government, clubs, organisations, arts and athletics, you will build your independence and leadership skills, while achieving mental agility and strength of mind. On campus, you will have frequent opportunities to interact with your professors and staff, as well as visiting speakers, artists, and international leaders. These living-and-learning experiences between classroom and community, perhaps even more than those in a formal classroom, will define your experience at Yale-NUS College.

Each student will have a single room within a four- or six-room suite (including shared living room and bathroom). Students will also have a meal plan. On our campus, there are comfortable personal living spaces, common areas designed to facilitate bonding and a modern dining hall with outdoor seating. You will also have easy access to administrative and faculty offices, and a vibrant community of neighbours and classmates. More information about housing and student life can be found on Yale-NUS' Student Life page.


International Student Information
Yale-NUS Incoming Student Information
Yale-NUS Info Sheet 2017-18

Exchange students will take 20 modular credits (MCs) per semester at Yale-NUS, which is considered a full load. This usually means four courses per semester, each worth 5 MCs. In principle, all Yale-NUS courses are open to exchange students, as long as the student has taken any required pre-requisites for a given course. Common curriculum courses and courses offered at NUS may be possible on a case-by-case basis. Note that it can be difficult to get spots in NUS courses, and each NUS course is worth 4 MCs (versus 5 MCs for Yale-NUS courses). Exchange students can take a maximum of 1-2 courses at NUS faculties outside of Yale-NUS. Course offerings differ by semester. Students are advised to be flexible and have multiple course options in mind. Review the listing of Yale-NUS courses offered in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 for reference. Updated course listings will be provided following acceptance to Yale-NUS College.

Semester 1: August - early December
Semester 2: mid-January - mid May

UVA students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program.

Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses while on a UVA Exchange Program. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.

UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.

Expected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host Institution room and board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI Insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses