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With over 20% of its student body coming from abroad, Yale University offers a diverse and exciting global environment in which to study. Yale’s history of including international students is a long one, starting back in the 1800s. Today, Yale welcomes the largest international community in its history, with a current enrollment of 2,635 international students from 117 countries. One of the goals of the Africa Initiative is to increase the number of African students at Yale while also securing financial aid for their studies, ensuring they have the proper resources and support to thrive at Yale.

To be considered for acceptance to Yale, interested applicants must apply directly to the school, college, or program where the degree will be awarded: Yale College for undergraduate degrees; the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for doctoral programs and some master’s degrees; or one of the professional schools for those seeking a professional degree. Explore the information in the sidebar to learn more about admissions, academics, and financial aid