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International Exchanges

International Graduate Student Exchange Agreements

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. Yale doctoral students may apply to participate in the international exchanges listed below. Most of them last one term or a full academic year, and a small number of exchanges are available for summers only. Through these reciprocal programs, graduate students can master course content in another language, learn new methodologies to inform their dissertations, visit library archives and collections to expand their research, and exchange ideas with fellow scholars from around the world.

Doctoral students should consult with their faculty adviser and Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) about their academic progress and funding before submitting the application. For more information about specific exchange programs please contact Assistant Dean Sarah Insley.

All international exchange agreements must be approved in advance by the Graduate School to ensure that they meet University policies and Graduate School guidelines. Departments interested in establishing an exchange program must prepare a statement that demonstrates that there is a clear academic and reciprocal need for such a program, and that the program will conform to the established guidelines for all such exchange agreements.

Click on the Exchange Scholar Program link to access the online application.

Please direct your questions about international exchanges to Assistant Dean Sarah Insley.

International Exchange Programs

Universität Göttingen, Germany

Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of Helsinki, Finland

Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland; Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris [“Sciences Po”], France; Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy; Universität Bonn, Germany; Universität Mannheim, Germany

Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), Paris, France; Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris [“Sciences Po”], France

Graduate School
Baden-Württemberg Exchange, Germany (nine universities to choose from; summer exchanges of at least three months also available; Yale doctoral exchange students receive 900 euros/month stipend); Centre for the Study of Medicine and the Body in the Renaissance (CSMBR), Pisa, Italy, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland; German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany; Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel; Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS), Kyoto, Japan; Royal Holloway College, University of London, England; Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China; University College London (UCL), England

 Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris [“Sciences Po”], France

Italian Studies
Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), Pisa, Italy

Political Science
Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR), University of Oxford, England; Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris [“Sciences Po”], France; Nuffield College, University of Oxford, England

Public Health
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris [“Sciences Po”], France; University of Copenhagen, Denmark