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.