Credit for Year or Term Abroad | Study Abroad | Yale University
Career Strategy Fellowships Study Abroad Summer Session MyCIPE

Credit for Year or Term Abroad

You are here

Passports and Visas

Segment of a blue globe

Check Passport expiration date, secure your visa (if necessary), and photocopy important documents.

Learn More

Applying for a Year or Term Abroad

We're excited that you are interested in a Year or Term Abroad! Before you start your application, please be sure to:

 Don't hesitate to contact Yale Study Abroad with any questions or schedule a meeting with a study abroad adviser.

TOC: Application Process

How do I apply?

Note: This is a two-part process. You must apply for both admission into your program and Yale approval to study abroad. These are separate application processes that are completed simultaneously. 

Apply for admission to your intended Non-Yale program:

  • Apply directly to the university or program abroad via the program website. 
  • It is your responsibility to ensure all application materials are submitted to your desired program by their deadline. Program application deadlines may be earlier or later than Yale’s application deadline.
  • You do not need to have already secured Yale's approval for study abroad when you apply for admission to your intended program.

Apply for Yale's approval to study abroad and transfer credit:

Note: Application Exceptions:

What does the Year or Term Abroad application include?

The Year or Term Abroad application is a non-competitive process. Applications are reviewed for eligibility with no cap on the number of students who can be approved. The Year or Term Abroad application consists of:

  • Application Form: This form includes questions about your intended study abroad program(s) and tentative courses along with a brief personal statement (300-500 words). In addition to listing your first-choice program, you have the option to include 1 alternate program.  
  • Credit, Tuition, & Financial Aid Policy Documents: These documents include details about important Yale Study Abroad policies. You will be asked to read through the information and confirm your understanding of the policies. 
  • Yale Academic Record: We will ask you to upload a copy of your Yale Degree Audit.

In addition, as part of your Year or Term Abroad application, you will be asked to discuss your plans with your Residential College Dean and Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) and to send them forms to complete on your behalf:

  • Residential College Dean’s Form: This form includes questions about your academic standing, progress toward graduation, and preparedness for the study abroad experience.
  • DUS Form: This form includes questions about your ability to complete your major and the possibility of earning major credit abroad. If you do not yet have a major declared, you will need to contact the DUS of the major you are most strongly considering. If you have a double major, contact the DUS from both departments, as you will need to have each DUS complete a form.

Pin: We recommend that you schedule meetings with your Dean and DUS well in advance of the deadline so that we will receive all parts of your application on time.

What if the program I want to attend is not on Yale's designated list?

If you are hoping to attend a program that is not found on Yale's designated list, do not submit the Year or Term Abroad application. Instead, you should review the petition process and submit a Year or Term Abroad Petition for a Program not on Yale's Designated List. 

When are the Yale application deadlines?

Your Year or Term Abroad application is due the semester before your intended program starts.  

Spring Term Abroad Application Opens Application Deadline
Spring 2023 Università Bocconi August 31, 2022 September 27, 2022 @ 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Spring 2023 Term Abroad Application  August 31, 2022 October 11, 2022 @1:00 p.m. Eastern
Fall or Full Year Abroad Application Opens Application Deadline
Fall 2023 or Full Year 2023-2024 Abroad Application January 9, 2023 April 4, 2023 @ 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Fall 2023 or Full Year 2023-2024 Università Bocconi January 9, 2023 TBD
Full Year 2023-2024 Balliol College, Oxford University January 9, 2023 TBD

I'm ready to apply. Where do I access the application?

Note: Don't forget to also apply to your intended program for admission into the program.