Postgraduate Policies

Postgraduate appointments may be made under certain circumstances to invite individuals who have completed a terminal degree other than a doctorate to come to Yale primarily for advanced training. Their relationship to Yale is comparable to that of postdoctoral appointees. All postgraduate appointees must have a designated faculty supervisor and clearly defined training objectives. If the postgraduate appointee is to be compensated by the University, the appointment will be as a postgraduate associate. All are short-term appointments, with a maximum term of one year, with a possibility of a one-year extension under special circumstances. Appointments of postgraduate fellows and associates are processed through the Office for Postdoctoral Affairs.

Please see the August 13, 2019 provostial memo which clarifies the use of the postgraduate rank.