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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
Spring Semester 2019 15-SEP-2018
20-SEP-2018 10-JAN-2019 11-MAY-2019
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by September 25. Exact orientation dates will be provided upon acceptance by the host university. Semester end dates may vary according to exam schedules.
Year 2019-2020 01-MAR-2019 10-MAR-2019 05-AUG-2019 09-MAY-2020
NOTE: If nominated 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 2019 01-MAR-2019 10-MAR-2019 05-AUG-2019 07-DEC-2019
NOTE: If nominated 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.

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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 Courses Offered: Yes
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:
NUS Lawn

UVA Exchange
National University of Singapore


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.

Location IconLocation

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Singapore is one of the world's major commercial hubs, with the fourth largest financial center and one of the five busiest ports. This globalized and diversified city-state has the third-highest per capita income in the world. The city features wide cultural and linguistic diversity, with influences from Malay, Chinese, and Indian culture, as well as the British colonial period.

NUS Pool NUS Marina Bay Sands

Courses IconAcademics

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

Accommodation and MealsAccommodation

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 Homepage

NUS Incoming Student Information
NUS Info Sheet

NUS Campus

Cost IconCost

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. 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.

Expenses IconExpected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses

Accessibility IconAccessibility

The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.


Passport IconPassport and Visa

All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor and Education Abroad Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.


Health Info IconHealth and Safety Information

All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.