SINGAPORE: Nanyang Technological University
- Fall Semester - early August - early December
- Spring Semester - mid January - early May
- Fall Semester - March 15
- Spring Semester - September 25 ** Note the earlier deadline
Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide, NTU places you in an academically stimulating environment that is both culturally enriching and socially fulfilling. Our comprehensive and innovative approach towards education and research will help contribute to your future success and inspire you to realise your full potential as an entrepreneurial and technology-savvy leader. NTU is also the perfect ‘soft landing’ in the heart of a booming Asia-Pacific region and a springboard to explore the many cultures, languages and societies surrounding Singapore, which include India, China, Vietnam and Thailand.
International exchange students can take most of the courses offered in any of the four colleges: the Nanyang Business School (College of Business); the College of Engineering; the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; and the College of Science. Any student wishing to take business courses abroad should review NTU's guidelines and consult with the study abroad coordinator as there is a separate approval process for business curriculum taken abroad. Students must take no less and no more than 4 courses at NTU.
Please note that not all courses are available exchange students. Enrollment in any course is subject to the availability of vacancies and completion of prerequisites or obtaining faculty approval. As part of their applications to NTU, students must list at least 10 courses they could take at the university.
Courses taken abroad may satisfy college and departmental core requirements. Students should consult with their advisor to discuss the specific requirements that may be satisfied abroad.
If you are interested in enrolling in a course not in our database, please send this course for evaluation.
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is a research-intensive university with globally acknowledged strengths in science and engineering. The university is ranked amoung the world's top 100 universities. NTU provides a high-quality education to more than 21,700 undergraduates and 9,400 graduate students. The student body includes top scholars and international Olympiad medalists from the region and beyond.
- 2 completed semesters at NU
- Full-time enrollment at NU at the time of application
- GPA of at least 3.0
- Not open to Singaporean students studying at NU
- Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility
- Online OISP application
- NTU online application - available March 1 - March 25 only
- Official transcript (uploaded to the NTU online application)
- Color passport-size digital photo (uploaded to NTU online application as a JPG file - please read the photo guidelines before submitting)
- Copy of passport ID page (1 copy given to OISP, the other uploaded to NTU online application as a JPG file)
- A list of at least 10 possible courses you would like to take at NTU, in order of preference (submitted via the online NTU application)
- Endorsement form signed by the study abroad coordinator (available for download once the online NTU application is completed)
Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $TBD
Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($TBD), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.
On-campus housing is not guaranteed. Students must be prepared to live off-campus should their application for on-campus housing be unsuccessful. In the past semesters, more than 60% of study abroad students at NTU were unsuccessful with their application and lived off-campus.
On-campus housing: All students will have the opportunity to apply for on-campus housing after they are accepted to NTU and receive their E-Welcome Package. On-campus housing is subject to availability and is assigned through a random balloting system. For these reasons, requests for specific roommates, preferred residence halls, or transfers between halls cannot be granted.
NTU has 18 Halls of Residence that are home to some 10,400 undergraduates. They offer similarly styled housing and are co-ed by floor or wing. All exchange students successful in securing on-campus housing shall be housed in one of our 18 undergraduate Halls of Residences based on double occupancy i.e. twin-sharing, where only 12 Halls have air-conditioned rooms. However, all rooms have ceiling fans. The 18 Halls of Residence were built in different periods with some dating back to the 1970s. Students have to be prepared to accept the different designs and structures of Halls/rooms. While the designs and furnishings of the older Halls are not as modern, they are usually kept clean. Additional information on NTU's Halls of Residences is available on the university's housing webpage.
Students with medical condition and/or those have specific requests regarding housing must submit doctor’s letter certifying the condition, which will then be verified by NTU Medical Centre. Students are required to declare medical conditions and requests when submitting application for GEM Trailblazer.
Off-campus housing: Students seeking off-campus housing should begin their search well in advance before their departure for Singapore. Estates near NTU include Boon Lay, Jurong West and Jurong East. For more information, please visit the the off-campus housing page.
The Office of Housing & Auxiliary Services (HAS) will email unsuccessful students the list of off-campus housing options upon releasing of the on-campus housing allocation results.
Students arriving early should look into short-term housing options.
A dynamic city rich in contrast and color, you'll find a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture in Singapore. Brimming with unbridled energy, this little dynamo in Southeast Asia embodies the finest of both East and West.
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. It is linked to Malaysia by two causeway bridges, and the key islands of the Riau archipelago of Indonesia are just a quick ferry trip away. Thailand and the Philippines are a short plane journey away.