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National University of Singapore (NUS)

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Please do not contact this university directly.
For all enquiries please contact the Exchange Office at exchange@otago.ac.nz.
Last updated October, 2016

Academic Information

Language of Instruction

English

Course Information

Course descriptions

NUS Business School

The NUS MBA offers students deep Asian insights while giving them a global perspective.  Otago Master of Business Administration students can take MBA modules at National University of Singapore on exchange.

Semester Dates

Academic Year: August - May
Semester 1: August-December
Semester 2: January - May

Semester Dates at NUS

Course Load and Minimum Unit Requirements

The undergraduate and graduate curricula are based on a modular system. Under this system, workloads are expressed in terms of Modular Credits (MCs), and academic performance is measured by grade points on a 5-point scale. Students can progress at their own pace and choose from a wide range of modules offered by different Faculties/Schools. The modular system offers students the possibility of accelerating their courses of study by taking more modules per semester (i.e., above the average of 20 MCs per semester), subject to the approval of their home Faculty.

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Accommodation and the Cost of Living

Accommodation

Accommodation at NUS

Estimated Cost of Living

Cost of living in Singapore

Additional Information

Information for incoming students

International Relations Office

Student Visa and Insurance

Information on Student Visas and Insurance for students going on exchange can be found elsewhere on this website.

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Exchange Experiences

The University, City and Region

The University


NUS University HallNational University of Singapore is a large academic community of over 30,000 students. Student life in NUS is exciting and challenging, and offers ample opportunities for intellectual and personal development. English is widely spoken on campus, but you will also have a chance to learn Chinese, Malay, Tamil, French and countless other languages spoken by the diverse student population.
More than 1000 exchange students study at NUS each year. As an exchange student, you can select courses from seven participating faculties: Arts and Social Sciences, Engineering, Law, Science, School of Business, School of Computing and School of Design and Environment.


 

The City of Singapore

Singapore is one of Asia’s most advanced and cosmopolitan cities, with a standard of living comparable to North America and Western Europe. In terms of quality of life, it is tops in Asia and No. 32 in the world, according to the annual Mercer Human Resource Consulting survey in 2008. Survey criteria included political, social, economic and environmental factors, as well as personal safety, health, education, transport and other public services. According to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) index, Singapore is the 23rd most desirable country to live in worldwide. Crime rates are low, with Singapore ranked the safest city in the Asia-Pacific by Mercer (2008).

Despite its small size, there are many things to see, do and experience in Singapore.

From Singapore, most regional destinations are only a couple hours’ flight away. Travelling to many of the beautiful islands of Malaysia makes the perfect weekend trip!

Many adventurous students travel to the ruins of Angkor Wat, to see the beauty of Ha Long Bay and to party under the full moon at Koh Phangan in Thailand.

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Further Information

For further information about Otago Global Student Exchange please email exchange@otago.ac.nz