Information for Graduate Students

Graduate Admissions

Information about the Yale University application process can be found at the Yale University Office of Graduate Admissions.  This site also provides information for prospective and new students to Yale University.

Financial Aid

Information about financial aid, student loans, and tuition and living costs, can be found at the Yale University Office of Financial Aid.

International Students

For more general information regarding admissions for international students and fellowship opportunities, please visit the Yale and the World admissions page. In addition, information regarding services for international students can be found at the  Office of International Students and Scholars.

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Academic Bulletin

Official Yale University academic programs and policies information is available on the online Graduate School Academic Bulletin.

Student Information Systems

The Student Information Systems (SIS) website provides students with a gateway to various applications including eBill-ePay, Banner Web, and Yale Course Search.

McDougal Center

The McDougal Center is a Graduate Space AND five collaborating Program Offices serving GSAS Graduate School students and their families. Created in 1997 through a generous gift from the late Alfred McDougal ’53 and his wife Nancy Lauter, its mission extends beyond the Graduate School throughout Yale and New Haven. The McDougal Center is a special place for graduate students and a collection of grad student-focused service offices. The McDougal Center can help you make the most of your life inside and outside of the classroom, library, and lab at Yale. 

McDougal Graduate Student Life

McDougal Graduate Student Life (GSL) offers something for everyone in the Yale graduate school community. McDougal Graduate Student Life fellows and staff are here for you, to organize fun and interesting co-curricular programs and events within the McDougal Graduate Student Center or across GSAS, the Yale campus and in New Haven. The Graduate Student Life Staff oversee the operations of the spaces, resources and facilities of the McDougal Center, plan New Student Orientation, and advise and support GSAS Graduate Student Organizations and Groups, too.

Graduate Writing Lab

The Graduate Writing Lab helps graduate students become prolific and successful academic writers. It offers assistance through academic writing workshops, panels with invited speakers and individual consultations between students and writing tutors. Its staff works with faculty and students of all departments to understand and address their specific disciplinary cultures. 

Graduate Student Organizations

Graduate Students looking for Yale organizations and involvement opportunities can search Yale Connect (formerly OrgSync) for groups or interests by name and/or keyword. Join and connect with others.

Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning

Yale University established the Center for Teaching and Learning in 2014 to support students and faculty across the campus. In alignment with President Peter Salovey’s goal of creating a “more unified Yale,” the new center consolidated the various teaching, tutoring, writing and technology-enabled learning programs distributed across the University.  The Poorvu Center supports effective course design and promotes evidence-based teaching methods for university instructors, including faculty and teaching fellows. The Poorvu Center supports student learning and provides opportunities for students and postdoctoral scholars throughout the University to develop as teachers, mentors and leaders. Scott Strobel, Henry Ford II Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, was appointed by President Salovey and Provost Ben Polak to serve as Deputy Provost for Teaching and Learning. Jennifer Frederick serves as Executive Director of the Poorvu Center and Lucas Swineford serves as Executive Director of Digital Education for the Poorvu Center.

Career Development

Jackson Institute Career Services provides resources and programs for students across Yale, including advising and application review, mock interviewing opportunities, and networking and career building workshops.

Office of  Career Strategy

The Yale Office of Career Strategy (OCS) supports Yale graduate students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and postdoctoral scholars exploring non-academic careers. Our office has a staff of 18 who work together to help Yale College and GSAS students, Yale postdoctoral scholars, and alumni achieve their career goals.   We can assist with every stage of the process so that you have the tools to define your career plan and take control of it.