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Strengthen Your Graduate-Level English

Tip: The Postgraduate Seminar will be offered online in Summer 2021.

Offered online in Summer 2021, the Postgraduate Seminar is an intensive English program for international students who are attending or planning to attend graduate school in the U.S., or for mature or professional students who want to study English in a serious academic setting. The program is designed to prepare you for the rigors of graduate school and polish your academic writing and speaking skills. You will improve your overall abilities in both spoken and written English, as well as your understanding of U.S. academic culture.

Date: Program dates: Session B, July 12 - August 13, 2021 (Offered online)

Application opens: February 15, 2021

Application deadline: June 18, 2021

Postgraduate Seminar Daily Schedule

Students are expected to attend live synchronous courses daily. Additional assignments will be completed in preparation for these classes.

Class Days Times
Academic Skills for Postgraduate Students M,T,W,TH,F 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Postgraduate Seminar Course

The Postgraduate Seminar is a multiskills course that covers the academic and English language skills postgraduate students need for success.  Students in the Seminar will:

  • Practice academic research papers, drawing upon your own area of research and interest
  • Learn the conventions of academic writing (citing sources, intellectual property rights, making use of the Internet, scholarly publications)
  • Discuss assigned readings that model processes and strategies used in academic writing
  • Develop active listening skills using conversation, interviews, media broadcasts, lectures, and films
  • Learn the conventions of presentations, roundtable or panel discussions and small-group conversation
  • Increase your academic, professional and everyday vocabulary

Tuition and Fees

Item Amount
Tuition - Postgraduate Seminar $1,300
Technology Fee $85
Application fee (nonrefundable) $75

For other fees and residential costs, please visit our Tuition and Fees page. All tuition and fees must be paid in full three weeks before the program begins (by June 18, 2020).

Financial Assistance

Yale Summer Session only offers financial assistance to Yale College students. Financial assistance is not available for visiting students at this time. Visiting students should contact the financial aid office at their home institutions to discuss their options for financial assistance.

Application Information

To apply, review the application requirements for international students, and fill out the Yale Summer Session application.  The Certificate programs are offered under Yale Summer Session B course listings.  Proof of English proficiency is not required for this program.