Yale-NUS College is Singapore’s first residential liberal arts and sciences college. Yale-NUS College delivers a distinctive liberal arts education, emphasizing multidisciplinary learning with a research focus. All students pursue the Common Curriculum, which highlights interdisciplinary thought and study over a two-year period; ranging from literature and history to modern social thought, philosophy, quantitative reasoning, and scientific inquiry. Students’ passions are further explored through a chosen major plus optional minor at the end of their second year.
Our four-year, fully residential experience, immerses students in a stimulating intellectual setting. It is characterised by small classes, with a limit of 18 students per seminar, and close interaction among students and faculty from around the world. International students represent almost 50% of the student body. The excellent student to faculty ratio, unparalleled international opportunities and avenues to self-directed learning prepare our graduates for a changing world. A strong co-curricular programme ensures students develop the skills necessary to solve complex problems.
The academic experience at Yale-NUS brings sciences, humanities, and social sciences together, to create a unique liberal arts education.
It begins with the Common Curriculum, which highlights interdisciplinary thought and study. Over a two-year period, you will explore a range of multidisciplinary courses across various fields; ranging from literature and history to modern social thought, philosophy, quantitative reasoning and scientific inquiry. This gives you the foundation for further inquiry and exploration across academic disciplines.
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To gain a broader knowledge in a specific area, you will select a major at the end of your second year. To top things off, you will be the driver behind an individually designed research project through your Capstone.
You will also have the opportunity to satisfy your curiosities through a selection of electives across all majors.
To find out more about our majors, minors, and electives, click here!
Yale-NUS College believes knowledge is just one factor in assessing fit for our unique educational experience. When we review applications, we view you as a multifaceted individual through your academic performance, interests, curiosity, aptitude and enthusiasm.