Yale-NUS received roughly 2,600 applications in its first and second rounds of admissions, and has just opened its penultimate round that will end in January 2013.

The college — which seeks to fill an inaugural class of about 150 students — admitted 96 applicants in its first round in May and 65 in its second round in December, with applications coming from students across 72 nationalities. Its next two rounds, ending in January and April of 2013, will round out its first class of students to begin their studies in Singapore in August 2013.

Jeremiah Quinlan, Yale-NUS dean of admissions and financial aid, said in a statement that the college has received “an incredible number of applications from top students in Singapore and around the world.”

The deadline for this next round of Yale-NUS admissions is January 2013, and accepted students will be notified by the end of March. The last round of admissions has a deadline of April, and students will be notified by mid-May.

Students applying to Yale this year have the option of checking an option on their supplement forms that allows for their applications to be shared with the admissions office at Yale-NUS at no additional cost. Applicants selecting this option will be considered for admission separately at both schools.

More than 60 students from the first admitted group of 96 have accepted their offers of admission, according to the college.

Correction: Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012

An earlier headline and version of this article mistakenly stated Yale-NUS has opened its final round of admissions. In fact, the school is in its second-to-last round.