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Last updated April, 2023

The University

A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore's flagship university, which offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise.

Located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore boasts high-rise buildings that sit comfortably next to landscaped gardens. It is an immigrant nation with a significant link to the global economy making it one of the most globalized countries in the world. Singapore's past reputation as a stopover destination has long been converted into one of being an exciting urban playground with specific entertainment options developed for travelers over the years: nature reserves, riverside quays, animal and marine parks, nightlife, world class restaurants and more. Everything a traveler might crave is in its 710 sq km land area (it is one of the smallest countries in the world and the smallest in the region).

Exchange information

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Undergraduate level exchange, or MBA.
  • Academic Year: August - May (Semester 1: August - December; Semester 2: January - May)
  • Exchange students are required to take a minimum of 12 modular credits (MCs) per semester (approx. 3 modules) and no more than 20 MCs (approx. 5 modules). Each module of study has a unique module code consisting of a two- or three-letter prefix that denotes the discipline, and four digits, the first of which indicates the level of the module (e.g., 1000 indicates a Level 1 module and 2000, a Level 2 module).
  • Courses in English.
    Please note: NUS can only accept exchange students in their last semester if they are able to find suitable modules to take during their exchange and can be flexible in their module selection.
  • Level 4000 have very limited vacancies.
  • Students must have at least an average of “B” grade in the declared major of studies at home university for better chances of securing modulesamidst the competition. No grade below “C” in the major of studies.
  • Marketing majors need flexibility in courses.
  • Business students applying for a full year exchange will only be considered for Business modules for one out of the two semesters of exchange at NUS.
  • Business, Economics, Psychology and Political Science modules are oversubscribed. Students are recommended to consider taking alternative modules at NUS.
  • Law modules are not open to exchange.

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Further information

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