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Eligibility

Students from Y-VISP partner institutions are encouraged to apply. Eligibility criteria are determined in partnership with each home institution. In general, Yale is seeking students in their third year of undergraduate studies and who are in the top 10% of their class. For specific eligibility and application instructions, select your institution:

Timeline

The Director of Y-VISP communicates directly with partner institutions about exact dates and deadlines, but Y-VISP generally follows this timeline:
Fall Y-VISP Admissions Timeline (full Academic Year or Fall term only)
August Y-VISP application opens, contact Y-VISP for more information.
Forms and requirements are sent to partner institutions.
January Y-VISP partner institutions requiring institutional nomination conduct selection process: application forms, letters of recommendation, essays, in person interviews, and a resume.
Y-VISP partner institutions requiring direct application*: contact Y-VISP directly to receive the current application.
February Y-VISP partner institutions send top candidates’ applications to Yale for consideration by the Y-VISP Admissions Committee.
February - March Y-VISP Admissions Committee conducts Skype interviews with qualified candidates.
Y-VISP Admissions Committee selects Y-VISP cohort to study at Yale; Invited Y-VISP students are notified and asked to confirm their acceptance to the program.
April - May Y-VISP Program Manager communicates with confirmed Y-VISP students about arrival, academics, and living at Yale.
*National University of Singapore requires direct application.
Spring Y-VISP Admissions Timeline (Spring term only)
August - September Y-VISP application opens, contact Y-VISP for more information.
Y-VISP partner institutions requiring institutional nomination conduct selection process: application forms, letters of recommendation, essays, in person interviews, and a resume.
Y-VISP partner institutions requiring direct application*: contact Y-VISP directly to receive the current application.
October Y-VISP partner institutions send top candidates’ applications to Yale for consideration by the Y-VISP Admissions Committee.
Admissions Committee conducts Skype interviews with qualified candidates.
November Y-VISP Admissions Committee selects Y-VISP cohort to study at Yale.
Invited Y-VISP students are notified and asked to confirm their acceptance to the program.
Y-VISP Program Manager communicates with confirmed Y-VISP students about arrival, academics, and living at Yale.

Application


Y-VISP application requirements generally include the following items, though some variations may exist among institutions. The Director of Y-VISP communicates with partner institutions about their students’ Y-VISP application requirements, and students should consult the eligibility criteria links above for specific application requirements.

  • Y-VISP Application
  • Y-VISP Personal Statements
  • Y-VISP Faculty Recommendations
  • Y-VISP Coordinator Recommendation
  • Academic Records
  • Resume