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Yale-NUS College Singapore


2 Week Program (Not running in summer 2022).TBD
Not running in summer 2022.
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Yale-NUS Singapore Pre-College Academic Programs

Ready to hone your business, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills in the financial capital of Asia? Located in the heart of Singapore, this one-of-a-kind opportunity combines the excellence of two great universities - Yale and the National University of Singapore. This powerhouse collaboration lets students experience educational excellence while exploring the vibrance of Singapore. Join students and instructors from around the world while you cultivate your leadership and business skills.

This program is not running in summer 2022. We look forward to welcoming students for summer 2023.

Yale-NUS Singapore Pre-College Academic Programs

Campus Life & Activities (Not Offered in 2022)

Our home area is in the heart of University Town, a lively intellectual, social, and cultural hub. Visit coffee shops, do some shopping, and experience Singaporean cuisine. After class, take a supervised bus ride to the streets of Chinatown, or visit the exciting attractions at Gardens by the Bay - a top leisure destination in Singapore. Want to stay closer to campus? Try a pick-up game of soccer, basketball, or frisbee, or tour the beautiful home campus.

Top 10 Past Activities

  • Discover creativity at its best at the ArtScience Museum – through art, science, design, media, architecture and technology.
  • Explore Gardens by the Bay, the huge, colorful, futuristic park boasting the famous Supertree structures.
  • Dine and take photos on the remarkable Marina Bay Sands SkyPark with 360-degree views of Singapore's skyline.
  • Stroll along the bustling streets of Chinatown and visit ornate temples, museums, and the old shophouses.
  • Go on a tour of the National Museum of Singapore, the nation's oldest museum.
  • Browse the luxurious merchandise along Orchard Road, a swanky, tree-lined boulevard flanked by shopping malls.
  • Get up close to over 1,000 nocturnal animals on the Singapore Night Safari as they frolic, graze, and hunt.
  • Ride the Singapore Flyer – a giant Ferris wheel with spectacular panoramic views of the city skyline.
  • Sing your heart out to your favorite songs at Karaoke Night.
  • Enjoy a quintessentially Singaporean experience and eat a wide variety of multicultural food in a hawker center.

All on-campus activities are subject to change based on current safety protocols.


  • “I learned so much about other people's cultures and where they came from while learning really valuable things in class. It impacted me in ways like I'm trying to understand in others perspective more rather than focusing on myself”Joyce Y.2019 Alumni
  • “I learned to become independent and it helped me learn more about myself in that regard. I made really amazing friendships that will last far beyond these weeks. As I prepare for college, I know I am ready to take on the task because I have been away from home and had to learn to be comfortable in a new environment. I wouldn’t trade these two weeks.”Caroline C.2019 Alumni
  • “I found the lessons very inclusive and interesting. It was a pleasure to have lessons with (my instructor) and I have learnt a lot from him and his past experiences. The lessons were also very engaging and I felt motivated to come to class everyday.”Jansher S. 2019 Alumni
  • “Through this course, I was able to develop and refine my skills as a leader as well as become more interested in entrepreneurship and make it a career I even want to pursue, other than medicine. I am extremely thankful for this program and would recommend this to anyone in the future.”Rohit P.2019 Alumni

Program Details

Not Running in Summer 2022

Living: Our home on campus is one of three residential colleges at Yale-NUS. Students live in a single in a suite of 4-6 people. Students share an in-room bathroom with just their suitemates. Every air conditioned room includes a bed, study desk, closet, sink, and free Wi-Fi. Free laundry facilities, sky garden, and the Summer Discovery Office are all in our residence hall. We are located a short walk from academic buildings and UTown, the heart of the neighboring National University of Singapore campus.

Dining: Unique to Summer Discovery is our all-inclusive meal plan. Enjoy two meals daily (breakfast and dinner) at NUS Food Court. For lunch, explore restaurants, cafes, and sandwich shops in UTown or enjoy a picnic in the courtyard. Are you a vegetarian? Do you have food allergies? Special diets are not a problem. 

Tuition includes: Term fees, academic program, housing, use of facilities, 2 meals daily while on campus (1 on weekends), recreation access, activities and trips, blanket and pillow, and 1 set of sheets.

Not included: Application fee, $95 student ID/technology fee, airfare, airport transfers (available for $85 each way), class materials, course supplements, lunch and other meals eaten off campus, medical expenses, towels, souvenirs, and spending money.


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