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Nanyang Technological University
Singapore, Singapore (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Calendar Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Website: Click to visit
Earn ASU Credit: View Pre-Approved Courses
Cost Sheets Academic Year,
Calendar Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Areas of Study:
Arts/Design, Business, Engineering, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Global Studies, Health, Humanities, Journalism, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Nursing, Other, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Sustainability, Tourism
Program Type:
Language of Instruction:
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Malay, Tamil
Language Prerequisite:
0 semesters
Minimum Class Standing:
02 - Sophomore
Internships Available:
Graduate Courses Available:
GPA Requirement:
International Coordinator:
Abby Dalpra
Available to Non-ASU Students:
  Program Details


Video courtesy of Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

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.
  • 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)
  • Programs in Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • Opportunities to study, research, and/or intern
  • 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



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.


Academic Program & Courses

Nanyang offers courses in a broad range of subjects.  As an exchange student, you have access to many courses offered at NTU, provided you meet pre-requisites and there are open seats.  However, there are restricted courses of study that you should review.  In addition, NTU offers outstanding internship and research options for both undergraduate and graduate students.  Please reference the Programme website for more information about internships.

Please visit the NTU International Exchange Student website and learn more about academics and courses before you apply.

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.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click here to view how credits and grades at Nanyang Technological University will convert to ASU credits and grades.


NTU Engineering Students

NTU labs
Photos courtesy of NTU


NTU Housing

NTU Residence Hall 3
Photos courtesy of NTU

Program Housing

Due to limited on-campus housing, allocation of housing shall be subject to availability, through random balloting system. On-campus housing is NOT guaranteed to exchange students. In past semesters, more than 60% of the exchange students lived off-campus. For strongest consideration, apply as soon as possible after receiving the E-Welcome Package.

If you are successfully assigned on-campus housing, 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 who are unsuccessful with their on-campus housing application must be prepared to live off-campus. NTU provides various resources for finding off-campus housing if on-campus housing is not available.

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


Accessibility Information

For more information about accessibility, please visit the Accessible Education Unit website (part of the NTU Student Affairs Office).

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.

NTU buildings
Photo courtesy of NTU


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 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 Medical Insurance Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration. 


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



  Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2017 03/01/2017
Rolling Admission 08/14/2017 12/08/2017
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by February 1, 2017. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through March 1, 2017.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/01/2017
Rolling Admission 08/14/2017 05/11/2018
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by February 1, 2017. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through March 1, 2017.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2018 09/01/2017
Rolling Admission 01/15/2018 05/11/2018
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by August 1, 2017. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through September 1, 2017.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Calendar Year 2018 09/01/2017
Rolling Admission 01/15/2018 12/01/2018
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by August 1, 2017. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through September 1, 2017.

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
This program is currently not accepting applications.