International First-Year Applicants

“I affirm Yale’s steadfast commitment to our international students and scholars; they are vital to the university community…By bringing the most talented and promising students and scholars to campus, we foster new discoveries and advance our mission of improving the world today and for future generations.”

—Peter Salovey, Yale University President 

Yale is proud of the rich diversity of its student body and seeks to attract the most compelling secondary school students from around the world. The interests, perspectives, and lived experienecs of students from international backgrounds are integral components of Yale’s undergraduate community. Applications from students schooled abroad are evaluated in the same contextual and whole-person admissions process as domestic applicants. 

Students applying from outside the US follow essentially the same procedure and use the same application forms as students applying from US high schools. For additional details regarding Yale’s application process please review Applying to Yale as a First-Year International Applicant and Application Instructions & Required Application Components for First-Year Applicants .

Please note that if your application materials include any documents that are not in English, you must provide us with an official English translation in addition to the original documents.

Yale is strongly committed to equality of opportunity. We extend our need-blind admissions policy to international students so that the Yale undergraduate experience will be accessible to all candidates regardless of their financial situation. Yale’s financial aid policies for foreign citizens are exactly the same as those for U.S. citizens. Your application for financial aid will not affect the admissions committee’s decisions and, if you are admitted, Yale will meet 100 percent of your demonstrated financial need with a combination of tuition grants and term-time employment. International financial aid forms are available on the Financial Aid website.

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