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National University of Singapore
Singapore, Singapore (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Program Website: Click to visit
Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Earn ASU Credit: View Pre-Approved Courses
Cost Sheets Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Areas of Study:
Arts/Design, Business, Engineering, English, Foreign Languages, Global Studies, Health, Honors, Humanities, Journalism, Life Sciences, Other, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Sustainability
Program Type:
Exchange
Language of Instruction:
English
Language Prerequisite:
0 semesters
Minimum Class Standing:
02 - Sophomore
Internships Available:
No
Graduate Courses Available:
No
GPA Requirement:
3.00
International Coordinator:
Abby Dalpra
College Sponsor:
Barrett, the Honors College
Available to Non-ASU Students:
No
  Program Details

Overview


Photos courtesy of National University of Singapore (NUS)

Quick Facts

  • To receive priority consideration for this program, submit complete fall or academic year applications by February 1st and spring applications by August 1st.
  • A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment, as well as special programs which allow students to realize their potential. Over 30,000 students from 100 countries further enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives, making campus life vibrant and exciting.
  • In addition, the Barrett Honors College works with the NUS University Scholars Program (USP) to provide Barrett Honors College students with the opportunity to take honors courses at NUS.
  • Eligibility: 2 full-time semesters completed at ASU with grades posted at the time of the application; 3.0 GPA for (3.25  GPA for all Barrett students) in order to apply for this program. Preference will be given to Barrett students.
  •  The competitiveness of the program is considered moderate to high.  Contact the International Coordinator for more details.

 

Location

Singapore
Photo: Singapore

Location Details

Singapore is one of the most diverse locations in the world, housing populations from around the world that coexist together.

Singapore is made up of not just one island but a main island with 63 surrounding islets. The main island has a total land area of 682 square km. However, its compact size belies its economic growth. In just 150 years, Singapore has grown into a thriving center of commerce and industry. Its former role as an entrepot has diminished, as the nation has increased its manufacturing base.

Singapore is the busiest port in the world with over 600 shipping lines sending super tankers, container ships and passenger liners to share the busy waters with coastal fishing vessels and wooden lighters.

One of the world's major oil refining and distribution centers, Singapore is a major supplier of electronic components and a leader in shipbuilding and repairing. It has also become one of the most important financial centers of Asia, with more than 130 banks. Business dealings are facilitated by Singapore's superb communications network which links the nation to the rest of the world via satellite, 24-hour telegraph and telephone systems.

Singapore's strategic location, excellent facilities, fascinating cultural contrasts and tourist attractions contribute to its success as a leading destination for both business and pleasure.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses


A leading global university center in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment, as well as special programs which allow students to realize their potential. Over 30,000 students from 100 countries further enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives, making campus life vibrant and exciting.


NOTE: 
Undergraduate exchange students are encouraged to consider Level 1000 to 3000 modules. Level 4000 modules are reserved for NUS graduating students and therefore only limited places are open to exchange students.
 
Very limited range of undergraduate modules from the following Faculties/ Schools/ Institutes/ Departments are available to non-graduating students:
  • Department of Pharmacy at Faculty of Science
  • Saw Swee Hock School of Public HealthUniversity
  • Scholars Programme – by invitation only
Due to overwhelming demand, incoming students who wish to enrol in Business, Economics, Law, Psychology and Political Science modules might not be able to secure their required number of modules in these disciplines. In order to increase the chances of securing a minimum of 12 MCs worth of modules to support the Student’s Pass application, students who require Business, Economics, Law, Psychology and Political Science modules need to consider alternative modules offered by other departments/schools during application.
Business
  • Open to undergraduates with a single major in Business only.
  • Full-year Business major student from university-wide exchange partner university will only be considered by NUS Business School for Business modules in one of the two semesters.
  • Exchange students who are unable to secure any Business module at the time of application, will not be able to enrol for any Business module when they arrive at NUS. NUS Business School manages a separate module system which is only open to Business exchange students.
Economics
  • Economics modules offered by the Department of Economics are more Mathematics-based. Humanities-based Economics modules are offered under Global Studies with GL code or electives under GE code.
  • ? Only Level 1000 to Level 3000 modules are open to undergraduate exchange students. Level 4000 and above modules are not open to exchange students.
Architecture
  • Open to Architecture majors only.
  • Applicants must submit a digital/hardcopy portfolio to support their exchange application.
  • Limited Architecture modules with studio component are available.

Other information about NUS, including information on academics, housing, and student life, is available here.

Students can access the module search, which has syllabus information for the classes that have webpages (not all of them do, but a fair amount are available). This search also shows timetables from current and previous semesters, to give an idea of which modules are likely to have a schedule conflict.

RESEARCH: Students who are interested in doing research at NUS must secure a supervisor who is willing to take them on for research in advance.  For a full listing of research interests of all academic and research staff members at NUS, you can do a search through the NUS Staff Research Directory System. Contact the professor directly to express your interest and provide a resume and/or information about your past background experience. If the professor agrees to be your supervisor, you must obtain this in writing. The amount of modular credits awarded for research varies per project. The vast majority of research is NOT paid.

Academic Culture

Please note that past participants have reported rigorous academic expectations in Singapore.

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and view current course equivalencies.

Barrett Honors Students

NOTE: The GPA requirement for all Honors students to be considered for this program is 3.25, even if you do not want to pursue HON credit on this program.

ASU's Barrett, the Honors College participates in a student exchange program with NUS's University Scholars Program (USP). USP is NUS's honors program, and Barrett students on exchange at NUS have the opportunity to enroll in specially-designed honors courses. Honors students can also take courses outside of the NUS USP and will still receive the additional USP resources for housing, activities, and more.

HONORS CONTACT: Contact Ken Hollin (ken.hollin@asu.edu, Honors Academic Advisor) for more information about honors credit requirements.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click here to view how credits and grades at National University of Singapore will convert to ASU credits and grades.

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Housing

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Program Housing

On campus housing is extremely limited at NUS and not guaranteed to general exchange students. Students who are interested in on-campus housing must indicate this in the NUS online application (complete the housing application information, which is only possible if you say "yes" to housing on your main NUS exchange application). Students who do not receive a placement on-campus can contact NUS's International Relations Office for resources and support finding affordable housing near campus.

Students participating through the NUS USP / ASU Barrett exchange are guaranteed on-campus housing. All students should complete the housing application information (only possible if you say "yes" to housing on the main NUS exchange online application), and Honors students will only be able to select Cinnamon College, which is the University Scholars Program (USP  - Honors) for NUS.

For more information about the housing process, please click here.

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Accessibility

Accessibility Information

For more information about accessibility, please visit this website from the NUS Office of Student Affairs.

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.


NUS Student services
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Cost

Cost Information

Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying the following non-refundable fees:

  • $50 Application Fee
  • $400 Administrative Fee
  • Mandatory Medical Insurance Fee*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost SheetSpring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

*The actual amount of the Medical Insurance Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration. 

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost SheetSpring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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  Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2017 02/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission 08/03/2017 12/09/2017
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by February 1, 2017. This program has filled for Fall 2017

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Academic Year 2017-2018 02/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission 08/03/2017 05/12/2018
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by February 1, 2017. This program has filled for Fall 2017

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2018 08/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission 01/10/2018 05/12/2018
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by August 1, 2017. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through August 15, 2017.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Fall Semester 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by February 1, 2018. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through March 1, 2018.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by February 1, 2018. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through March 1, 2018.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed