YST offers the opportunity for undergraduates to spend a semester abroad on exchange at a partner conservatory, earning credits towards their NUS degree. An exchange in a foreign country provides a unique experience for students to experience student life in a different environment, learn new cultures and connect with a network of friends.

Currently, exchange partnerships exist with nine schools listed below.

Beyond exchanges with higher education institutions, YST is also evolving a range of international professional development partnerships, most notably with the Shanghai Orchestra Academy, Suntory Hall Chamber Music Academy, the Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra and the Communication University of China.