Yale awarded the first Ph.D. degrees in the United States.
The Graduate School has established and continues to develop formal exchanges with a number of institutions internationally in cases where there are reciprocal academic benefits for faculty and graduate students. Doctoral students interested in pursuing one of these exchanges should contact Dean Jasmina Besirevic Regan.
International scholarly exchanges provide doctoral graduate students with a variety of opportunities that broaden academic horizons. Whether the underlying reason for participating in an exchange resides in mastering course content in another language, visiting archives, collections, and fellow scholars first hand, or learning new methodologies that will inform the dissertation, students benefit from a period of study at one of the many host institutions with which we have formal agreements.
Doctoral students who wish to engage solely in coursework or a combination of coursework and research may be admitted to the Division of Special Registration (DSR) as Exchange Scholars. Admission as an Exchange Scholar varies from a couple of months up to one year. Exchange Scholars are enrolled in the Graduate School and have all the student privileges, including receiving a Yale transcript with coursework and grades listed. They may enroll in up to four courses per term, for a maximum of two terms (one year) with some exceptions. Please consult the relevant Yale programs about these exceptions. Exchange Scholars are not eligible for financial aid or student loans.
Prospective doctoral applicants to this program should first contact the department to which they wish to apply for more information and specific eligibility requirements. Students should have permission from the department to apply before submitting your application. If you have any questions or concerns about receiving this permission please contact Dean Jasmina Besirevic Regan.
To submit an application, you will be asked to provide the following:
All documentation must be in English.