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Program Description

Overview


Video courtesy of Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Quick Facts

  • June 15th is the priority review deadline for spring applicants and February 1st is the priority review deadline for fall applicants.  If space remains after this deadline, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the program fills.  
  • Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is one of the fastest-rising universities in the world with globally acknowledged strengths in science and engineering
  • NTU's College of Engineering was placed 5th among all engineering institutions in the world and 2nd in Asia (US News & World Report's global ranking of engineering schools in October 2014)
  • Eligibility: Must be currently enrolled as a full-time degree-seeking student; must have already completed two (2) semesters at ASU with grades posted at time of application; must not have Singaporean nationality

 

Location

Singapore skyline
Photo: Singapore, courtesy of NTU

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 centre 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 centres, 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 centres 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

Curriculum

Take a variety of courses from different departments as long as you meet the pre-requisite requirements and the course is not full.  All courses are taught in English.  You must enroll in a minimum of the equivalent of 12 ASU credit hours and a maximum of 6 courses.

Academic Opportunities/Restrictions

Course Restrictions

Business, Economics, Sociology, MBA, Masters in Engineering, Entrepreneurship; for other courses with limited vacancies or not available to exchange students, click here.

Course List from Previous Semesters Click here
Course Syllabi from Nanyang Ask International Coordinator
Submit an Nanyang Syllabus for Evaluation Click here
Courses Previously Taken by ASU Students (may not be offered during your term of study) Click here

Academic Culture

Please note that past participants have reported rigorous academic expectations in Singapore.  Many courses are graded on a curve and require a lot of study time and homework.

Academic Schedule

Term Dates (estimated) Semester 1 (Fall): Mid-August – Early December
Semester 2 (Spring): Mid-January – Mid May
Course Registration Timeline During application process.  However, course selection approval will not be known until May (fall) and November (spring).
Course Registration Process Students select 10 courses during the NTU application process.  These are evaluated for pre-requisites by each department and provided approval or denial.  Additional approval can be completed after arrival during the 2 week drop/add period if the student is not enrolled in a full schedule.
 

Course Levels, Credits & Grades

  Nanyang Technological University ASU
Course Levels Year 1 and Year 2 Lower division
Year 3 and Year 4 Upper division
Credit All credits and grades will be posted to your ASU record after completion of your program.  As courses are graded, not pass/fail, they will be factored into your ASU G.P.A.
Click here to view the NTU credit & grade conversion scale
Grades
 

  

 

NTU Engineering Students

NTU labs
Photos courtesy of NTU
 

Housing

NTU Housing

NTU Residence Hall 3
Photos courtesy of NTU

Program Housing

 On-campus housing is guaranteed to exchange students. However, still apply as soon as possible after receiving the E-Welcome Package.

Housing will be in one of NTU's eighteen Halls of Residences based on double occupancy. Twelve Halls have air conditioned rooms while the remaining six Halls do not. All rooms have ceiling fans. Rooms are furnished with basic furniture such as a bed, mattress, study table, chair, wardrobe, bookshelf and softboard. Bed linens/sheets and pillows are not included. Each room is fitted with curtains/blinds, lighting and a fan.

Students can also choose to live off-campus. NTU provides various resources for finding off-campus housing.

Learn more about NTU's accommodation options and living in Singapore.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. 

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. For example, in Singapore, while not always enforced, homosexual expression is technically prohibited by law. Public displays of affection are generally frowned upon in Singapore, especially between homosexual couples.

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

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 fees:

  • $50 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • $400 Administrative Fee (non-refundable)
  • Carbon Offset Fee*
  • International Travel Service Fee (Including Insurance)*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet, Calendar Year Cost Sheet, or 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 International Travel Service Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration and the Carbon Offset Fee will increase annually (in July) by approximately $2.
 

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 SheetCalendar Year Cost Sheet, or 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
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Calendar Year 2020 09/01/2019
**
Rolling Admission 01/13/2020 12/06/2020
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by August 1. If space remains after the priority deadline, applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the listed deadline. Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2020 09/01/2019
**
Rolling Admission 01/13/2020 05/08/2020
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by August 1. If space remains after the priority deadline, applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the listed deadline. Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Fall Semester 2020 02/10/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: February 1st is the priority application deadline for fall. If space allows, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through the listed deadline or until the program fills.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Academic Year 2020-2021 02/10/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: February 1st is the priority application deadline for fall. If space allows, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through the listed deadline or until the program fills.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Calendar Year 2021 08/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: June 15th is the priority application deadline for spring. If space allows, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through the listed deadline or until the program fills.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2021 08/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: June 15th is the priority application deadline for spring. If space allows, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through the listed deadline or until the program fills.

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