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Yale University Summer Session
New Haven CT, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter (Jun - Aug)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
Program Type:
Non-Exchange Short-Term
Agreement Scope:
Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Engineering and Information Technologies, Science
Short-term Type:
Short-term Duration:
4-5 weeks
Program Description:


Yale Summer Session

Location: New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Program dates: 1 July – 3 August 2018
Application deadline: 21 May 2018
Duration: 5 weeks
Type: Non-exchange

Program Description
Yale Summer Session provides academically rigorous and innovative undergraduate programs and courses to Yale and visiting students across platforms and around the world. University of Sydney students can apply to spend 5 weeks of their winter holidays undertaking two undergraduate classes at Yale College, as well as, taking part in Yale student life through organised trips and activities.

View Yale Summer Session website.


Academic Information

Language:  English
Relevant subject areas: Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Engineering, Science.
Credit points: 1 credit per course (2 usually taken)
General conversion: 1 Yale credit = 6 USyd credits

View courses and syllabi on the Yale Summer Session website.

Applying for academic credit
This program is available on a non-exchange basis only. If you wish to receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney course you must have approval from your faculty prior to departure.
How to apply for academic credit.

Useful Information 

Local Overview
Yale College, the heart of the University, provides instruction in the liberal arts and sciences, and offers a curriculum of remarkable breadth and depth. While Yale is located in historic New Haven, Connecticut, a port city about 120 kilometers northeast of New York City, the University’s engagement goes beyond the United States dating from the earliest years of the nineteenth century, when faculty members first pursued study and research abroad. Today, Yale has become a truly global university – educating leaders and advancing the frontiers of knowledge not simply for the United States, but for the entire world.
Host institution
Yale University is a large research university ranked 12th in the world (THE 2018). It was established in 1701 making it one of the oldest universities in the USA.Yale have a diverse student population of more than 12,300 students, more than a third of whom are international. 

So that you can immerse yourself into the Yale student life, the summer program provides you with on-campus accommodation as part of the Yale Residential Program. This is included in the program fee and includes accommodation on campus, meals, and social activities.
Take a virtual tour of the residential colleges.


Program fee: USD11,590 (approx. AUD14,490)

Program fee includes: Application fee, tuition (2 credits), visa processing fee, medical insurance, accommodation, meals, activities.

Discount: Yale University offers University of Sydney students a 10% discount. The exact amount payable will be determined by Yale University based on any costs to be included/discluded (e.g. accommodation, late registration fee, course change fee.)

Scholarships: 15 x $1,500 Sydney Abroad scholarships are available. Once you have completed the Sydney Abroad application procedure and been accepted by Yale University you will automatically be assessed for these scholarships.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
Other costs: Flights, additional meals, personal expenses.
OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

How to Apply

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select appropriate units of study at your host institution which can be credited towards your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult your Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Please ensure you read all information on this brochure page, taking note of and deadlines and any requirements detailed.

To apply to this program you will need to:
1. Commence the Sydney Abroad application by clicking the 'Apply' button below.
2. Follow instructions provided within the Sydney Abroad application to complete and submit the host application prior to the host deadline.
3. If you wish to request academic credit for this overseas program, submit an application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as possible.
4. If accepted by the host, upload your acceptance to your Sydney Abroad application and click 'Submit Application'.

Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of you academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.