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This university is located in Singapore. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
The National University of Singapore was established in August of 1980, when the University of Singapore and Nanyang University merged. The school's rich research culture and focus on global knowledge have earned it an excellent academic reputation, with NUS ranking fifth among Asia's higher education institutions. NUS is made up of approximately 31,000 students and 7,000 staff. About 10,000 international students study at NUS each year. International Student Services (ISS), in the Office of Student Affairs, provides a wide range of services to help international students adjust to life in a new culture, including providing information and literature on NUS and Singapore. ISS also coordinates host families and student "buddies" for interested students.
NUS has a rich research culture and considers itself a global knowledge enterprise, focusing on the "creating, imparting, and applying of knowledge." Over 2,500 teachers and research staff instruct courses at the National University of Singapore. Courses at NUS are broad-based and range from science, engineering, and medicine to the humanities, law and business. The four official languages of Singapore are Mandarin, Malay, Tamil, and English. Though all courses are taught in English, the government has a long-standing campaign to promote Mandarin, and it has proved successful in increasing the numbers of Chinese who speak Mandarin at home. Chinese language courses are offered through the faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
NUS has a website for incoming exchange students.
- on-campus dormitories
- off-campus apartments/rooms for rent
On-campus accommodation at NUS consists of Halls and Student Residences that are able to accommodate about 6,500 students. They are within walking distance to most departments, offices, libraries, sports facilities, post office, and ATM machines. You may also use the free NUS shuttle bus to get around campus.
There is on-campus, dormitory-style housing at NUS. These student residences provide both single and double rooms, as well as shared kitchenettes, laundry rooms, dining facilities, lounges, computer rooms, music and dance studios, sports facilities, and libraries. Exchange students may apply for on-campus accommodation in any of the six Halls of Residence or the Prince George's Park Residences. The Halls of Residence offer a vibrant living experience with co-curricular activities, rich culture, and history. As a hall resident, you are expected to actively participate in activities that range from sports, to performing arts, to community service. Subscription to meal planes is compulsory and payment in non-refundable. Prince George's Park ("PGP") is a popular dorm for exchange students. PGP features rooms with private bathrooms and air-conditioning, a mini-mart, BBQ pits, and laundry facilities. For more information on housing, click here.
- some meal plans
- on-campus dining
If you live in a Hall of Residence, you will have the opportunity to purchase a meal plan. If you live in a Student Residence (such as PGP), you will have a common kitchen and basic appliances, but no meal plan. The University has five canteens, four cafes, and two take-out kiosks. All of these facilities serve both staff and students, and most are open Monday through Saturday. At least one is open on Sundays, as well. Prices are reasonable and there is a wide range of cuisines available. Each of the facilities operates on a "self-service" system.
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
Students should be choosing Level 1000 to 3000 modules. Majority of the Level 4000 modules are reserved for graduating NUS students and have limited supply. Level 5000 and 6000 modules are graduate-level courses which are not open to exchange students.
Modules from NUS Business School, Faculty of Law and Department of Economics are extremely popular, over-subscribed and cannot be guaranteed. Students are required to be major in Business or Law to take courses from those respective Faculties. All incoming students are advised to be flexible with their module requirements as NUS is not able to guarantee any preferred modules for incoming students.
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
1 NUS credit = 1.05 GT credits
NUS Grade = US Grade
A+, A, A- = A
B+,B, B- = B
C+, C = C
D+, D = D
F = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.