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Education Abroad Office

National University of Singapore

Area: International Business Exchange
Location: Kent Ridge
Country: Singapore
Term: Spring

National University of Singapore (NUS) is ranked among the top universities in Asia, and the world. Singapore is recognized for its part in global commerce, finance and as a transport hub. Despite its small size, Singapore has a diversity of languages, religions, and cultures.

NUS offers a distinctively Asian and global experience that is grounded in maximising the potential of students and their future-readiness. Incoming exchange students can take a variety of cross-disciplinary modules from Engineering & Technology to Southeast Asian languages and cultures.

Their Halls of Residence and Residential Colleges located within the main Kent Ridge campus provide an affordable and safe living environment. Festive events and cultural activities are organized throughout the year by students and staff to add vibrancy to the exchange term. From Inter-Faculty sports games to music recitals, there is a wide array of artistic, cultural and sports opportunities to pursue.

Category: 1, no foreign language proficiency requirement, all courses taught in English

Cost: UofSC resident tuition rates + in-country costs

Requirements: junior standing; International Business major

Students on exchange pay in-state tuition directly to USC and do not pay tuition to NUS. All housing, food, and personal expenses are paid by the student in Singapore. NUS suggests that students budget approximately $7,200 per academic year for living expenses, including accomodation. To get an idea of ​​life on site, you will find on the numbeo website indications on the cost of living in Singapore compared to 250 other countries in the world.

Students will take between 16-20 Modular credits to earn 12-15 UofSC credits per semester. Course offerings can be found online. To see courses UofSC students have taken at this university, please reference the Registrar's Course Equivalency Table

Students have ample opportunities to get involved at NUS. Exchange students can participate in the Peer Advising Programme that aims to facilitate the integration of incoming exchange students to NUS campus life through a variety of events and activities. 

Per university policy, all UofSC students will be charged emergency medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance for their time abroad. Contact the Education Abroad Office for more details.

Students may apply for housing, however it is NOT guaranteed. NUS offers three types of on-campus accommodation: (1) Residential Colleges, (2) Residences, and (3) Halls of Residence. Each semester about 30% of exchange students are shortlisted for a particular Residential College (RC), and therefore some of you will only see a particular RC on your housing application. The shortlisting helps to ensure that NUS is able to get as many exchange students allocated to on-campus accommodation as possible before arrival in Singapore. Majority of the exchange students will get to indicate their top three preferred on-campus accommodation. In the event if the preferred accommodation is oversubscribed, we encourage students to consider on-campus accommodation with vacancy. Otherwise, students can source and secure private, off-campus accommodation.

IB students will attend NUS during the Spring semester. The academic calendar for Spring runs from Mid-January to May.

NUS holds a kick off event each semester with a huge Welcome Party for incoming exchange students and returning NUS students. Drawing a crowd of more than 500 exchange students each semester, the Welcome Party provides an excellent opportunity to form friendships with peers from other universities and to meet NUS students.

Exchange students who have been accepted to NUS will receive instructions via the offer email/letter for the Student's Pass application. Students who need a visa to enter Singapore will receive the scanned In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter via email from NUS Registrar's office and can use the letter as a singletrip entry visa. All other students will be instructed to enter on a tourist visa and then convert it to a Student's Pass during registration.


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