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UVA Exchange: National University of Singapore
Singapore, Singapore (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Year 2018-2019 01-MAR-2018 10-MAR-2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15. Exact orientation dates will be provided upon acceptance by the host university. Semester end dates may vary according to exam schedules.
Fall Semester 2018 01-MAR-2018 10-MAR-2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15. Exact orientation dates will be provided upon acceptance by the host university. Semester end dates may vary according to exam schedules.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: Off-campus, University dormitory Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Advising Appointment Required:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Ryan Hathaway
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
American Studies, Arabic, Architecture, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Communication, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Drama, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English Language and Literature, Environmental Sciences, Foreign Affairs, French, Geography, German, Global Development Studies, Hindi/Urdu, History, Humanities, Information Technology, Japanese, Kinesiology, Korean, Landscape Architecture, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics & Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Other Languages & Literatures, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy and Administration, Religious Studies, Sociology, Systems Engineering, Theater, Urban and Environmental Planning, Vietnamese, Women, Gender & Sexuality
Program Description:



From a modest medical school founded in 1905, the National University of Singapore (NUS) has evolved into a global university with distinctive strengths in education and research, with an entrepreneurial dimension. As Singapore's foremost and most prestigious institution of higher learning, NUS aims to advance knowledge and educate students, foster innovation and nurture talent, all in the service of country and society.

The University's 150-hectare Kent Ridge campus is a hub of activity, with some 28,000 students from 80 countries. The addition of the new Bukit Timah campus in August 2006, surrounded by the Botanic Gardens, offers the space and tranquillity for discourse and intellectual stimulation. Students are enrolled in 13 faculties offering courses ranging from architecture to medicine to music. A broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty offerings aim to produce well-rounded students. Creativity and innovation are nurtured through challenging project work, participative learning and an environment conducive to sparking ideas and imagination.

A special feature of an NUS education is the global dimension of its courses - both graduate and undergraduate - in partnership with some of the world's best institutions including Harvard, MIT, Karolinska Institutet, Peking and Australian National University. Initiatives that provide students with the competitive edge and adeptness to thrive in any environment include the University Scholars Programme, Overseas College Programme and Student Exchange Programme. The NUS experience is complemented by a rich residential life and numerous avenues for artistic, cultural and sporting pursuits.

A research-intensive university, NUS has a close teaching-research association with 13 national-level, 11 university-level and 80 faculty-based research institutes and centres. Research activities are strategic and robust, and a "no walls" collaborative culture forms the bedrock of NUS' research-intensive vibrancy. A spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation promotes creative enterprise university-wide. This is aided by a venture support eco-system that helps students, staff and alumni nurture the development of start-ups into regional and global companies.

Exchange students at NUS are not guaranteed on-campus housing. Students interested in on-campus housing must indicate that preference when applying to NUS after being nominated by the ISO. Descriptions of the various campus housing options can be found on the NUS Hostel Admission Services website. Some students may have to consider staying off-campus if on-campus accommodations are not available to them. The NUS accommodations site has more information about off-campus options.


International Student Information
NUS Incoming Student Information
NUS Info Sheet

English is the primary language of instruction at NUS, so a wide variety of modules (courses) are available. The list of modules available to exchange students can be found here, and brief descriptions of modules are also available. Exchange students are required to take a minimum of 12 modular credits (MCs) per semester (approximately 3 modules) and no more than 20 MCs (approximately 5 modules). Certain modules, especially in Business and Economics, have limited access for exchange students. More information on module restrictions can be found here.

Semester 1: August - early December
Semester 2: mid-January - mid May

UVA students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program.

Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses while on a UVA Exchange Program. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.

UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance. All students participating in the Exchange Program at NUS will also be required to subscribe to the NUS insurance scheme for non-graduating students for their duration of study at NUS. The insurance scheme is mandatory for all exchange students and exchange students will be responsible for payment of the applicable premium in full prior to their arrival at NUS. The rationale behind this is so that exchange students and the University do not encounter difficulties with claims in times of need and especially in an emergency.

Expected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host Institution room and board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI Insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses