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Applying for a Year or Term Abroad

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

TOC: Application Process

How do I apply?

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

Apply for admission to your intended Non-Yale program:

  • Apply directly to the university or program abroad you would like to attend via their 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:

  • If you haven't already, review the Year or Term Abroad eligibility requirements.
  • Access and submit the Year or Term Abroad application via the button at the bottom of this page.
  • Late applications cannot be accepted.
  • You do not need to have been already admitted to your intended program before submitting the Year or Term Abroad application.

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. 

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 each DUS to complete a form.

Point:We recommend that you schedule meetings with your Dean and DUS well in advance of the deadline so that we 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.  

Full Academic Year 2023-2024 Abroad Application Deadline
Balliol College, Oxford University: Junior Year Abroad Program for Yale English Majors March 7, 2023 @ 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Credit for Full Year Abroad April 4, 2023 @ 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Petition for Full Year Programs not on Yale's Designated List April 4, 2023 @ 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Università Bocconi April 4, 2023 @ 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Fall 2023 Abroad Application Deadline
Credit for Fall Term Abroad April 4, 2023 @ 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Petition for Fall Programs not on Yale's Designated List April 4, 2023 @ 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Università Bocconi April 4, 2023 @ 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Spring 2024 Abroad Application Deadline
Università Bocconi To Be Determined
Credit for Spring Term Abroad To Be Determined
Petition for Spring Programs not on Yale's Designated List To Be Determined

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

Use the button below to access the Fall 2023 and Full Year 2023-2024 Abroad applications:

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