A community of learning
Founded by two great universities,
In Asia, for the world.
These words are the vision for Yale-NUS College, the first residential liberal arts and sciences college in Singapore, and the leading liberal arts institution in Asia.
Founded in 2011, Yale-NUS College is the result of a collaboration between Yale University and the National University of Singapore (NUS). Yale-NUS seeks to redefine liberal arts and science education for a complex, interconnected world. Yale-NUS College is an autonomous college within NUS, and is not a branch campus of Yale University, but retains close ties to the university through several joint-degree programs, visiting faculty, and study abroad opportunities for students.
In 2013, the College accepted its first cohort of over 150 students from 26 countries, and has since grown to a “full house” with over 700 students and 100 faculty members. At capacity, the College will house 1,000 students with a student to faculty ratio of 10:1. The accomplished student body has already traveled to dozens of countries, won international fellowships and prizes, and secured prestigious post-graduate employment. All students are housed within one of three residential colleges on our beautiful, purpose-built campus for their four years of study, and draw upon this community for support, enrichment, and social bonds.
The Common Curriculum is an innovative liberal arts and sciences curriculum which forms the foundation of the academic experience at Yale-NUS College, designed for the 21st century. With an east-meets-west philosophy, students in the curriculum study the Bhagavad Gita alongside Socrates, political science alongside chemistry, and quantitative reasoning alongside history.
Yale-NUS invites you to learn more about the innovative institution, which offers a unique, global educational opportunity. Applicants to Yale College who are also interested in Yale-NUS College can “share” their application, by indicating their interest through the Yale Common Application member page.