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Yale-NUS Liberal Arts and Sciences College is an exchange destination for University College Utrecht students in Singapore.

Please note: Students must have a 3.2 GPA (minimum) in order to apply for this destination.

Acclaimed subjects

Yale-NUS Liberal Arts and Sciences College is interesting for Students of all majors, especially students interested in taking courses in English in Southeast Asia.

Semesters available

No semester preference

Number of places available

2 per semester

Academic calendar

Fall Semester: Early August – early December (including exams)
Spring Semester: Early January – early May (including exams) 

Language of instruction

English

Application deadlines

Fall Semester: April 8
Spring Semester: September 16

Course offerings

Liberal arts curriculum including common courses and electives in the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences and mathematics. Specific course listings will be available several months before the semester begins. Read more about Yale-NUS’s curriculum. 

Course levels

1st, 2nd, and 3rd year levels

Credit system

You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Grade system

Yale-NUS works with a GPA system ranging from 5 to 0.

Grade

Basic grade point

Yale-NUS GPA

A

4.0

5

A-

3.7

4.5

B+

3.3

4

B

3.0

3.5

B-

2.7

3

C+

2.3

2.5

C

2.0

2.0

D+

1.7

1.5

D

1.0

1

F

0.0

0

Housing

Yale-NUS students live on campus for all four years of their studies. Students live in single dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms. Meals are provided in the dining hall. Learn more about Yale-NUS’s residential life. 

Costs

Comparable to NUS. More information.

Orientation

Onsite orientation will be provided on arrival in Singapore. 

Student experiences

UCU students who go on exchange to Yale-NUS come back with overwhelmingly positive experiences. The study programme at the university is very well organised, and the academic quality of courses is high, with a lot of class engagement. A downside of this is that the workload can be quite demanding as well, but most students didn’t mind this since the courses were interesting and in-depth. The campus housing is just outside of the city, about as expensive at UCU and close to the academic buildings.

 The city of Singapore can be expensive and a bit of a “bubble”, but many students don’t experience this as an obstacle since they can easily take trips to neighbouring countries during breaks.

This destination will definitely challenge you and take you to the next step in your academic career!

More information

For information about the requirements for studying abroad, the application procedure and more, go to UCU's Study abroad page. 

You can browse through all UCU exchange destinations and UU exchange destinations in the exchange catalog.