Visiting Assistant in Research (VAR)

Policy for Visiting Assistant in Research (VAR) - Students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at another university and who wish to pursue full time dissertation research at Yale may be admitted to the Division of Special Registration (DSR) as a Visiting Assistant in Research (VAR). VARs may not enroll in classes at Yale and are limited to a maximum of two years of study. VARs are unpaid and must demonstrate sufficient financial support at the time of application.

Please contact Stacey Watts (203 432 3913) with the VAR’s name, contact information, and dates of visit. Note: International visitors should plan to process their applications not less than 60 days prior to the start of their visit.

FAQs for VARs

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