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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

You MUST choose your FIRST PREFERENCE SEMESTER when applying.

DO NOT apply to the same program for different terms. You will be able to indicate your openness to alternate semesters within the application questionnaire.

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Direct Enroll, Exchange Program Recommended GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: Apartment, Dormitory Language Prerequisite: No
College: College of Arts & Letters, College of Engineering, College of Science Language of Instruction: English
Class Level While Abroad: Junior Only Language Courses Offered: Yes
Minimum Credit Load: 15 credit program Program Director: Kyle Sturges
Special Opportunities: Other Opportunities Eligible Majors: Any
Program Required Approvals: Advising Dean Approval, DUS Approval Program Required References: None
Program Information:

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Singapore is a bustling cosmopolitan city that offers a world-class living environment with its landscape populated by high-rise buildings and gardens. It is a ubiquitous collage of cultures, with a vibrant multicultural population where people of different ethnicities and beliefs coexist. Located in Southeast Asia, Singapore has a land area of about 710 square kilometers, making it one of the smallest countries in the world. Although small in size, Singapore commands an enormous presence in the world today with its free trade economy and highly efficient workforce. Its location in the region has enabled it to become a central seaport along major shipping routes. 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 from around the world.

Program Dates*
Academic Year: Early August through early May
Fall Semester: Early August through early December
Spring Semester: Early January through early May

*Please take program dates into consideration and how they may coincide or conflict with internship and other academic requirements.

Academic Program
  • Students will participate on the incoming exchange student program at the National University of Singapore.
  • As a top-ranked and leading global university in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment.
  • NUS is a vibrant English-speaking university and a comprehensive course list is announced every year. Areas of study include Arts and Social Sciences, Business*, Computing, Design and Environment, Engineering, Law*, Public Health, Public Policy, and Science.
    • *Modules from NUS Business School, Faculty of Law, and Department of Economics are extremely popular and often over-subscribed. NUS is not able to guarantee any preferred modules for incoming students.
    • Business students should consider the Global Business Scholars program instead.
  • Grading is based on a letter-grade system (A, B, C, D, F). Grades earned at NUS will be included in the computation of students’ grade point averages.
  • NUS courses are called modules and each module is usually 4 modular credits. Students can refer to this sample course list to get an idea of what types of courses might be available.
  • Each 4 modular credit module typically returns to ND as a 3 credit hour course. ND students are expected to take 5 modules at NUS, the equivalent of 15 ND credits.
Study Abroad compiles a database of previously offered approved courses and how these courses can be used in the Notre Dame curriculum by departmental designation and number. Students should use this resource in addition to the Browse Classes feature in NOVO when searching for NDUS course equivalents. Final course offerings are generally not available until closer to departure, and all courses are subject to change.

  • See fact sheet above for eligibility considerations
  • Students interested in applying for this program should be independent and possess exceptional motivation, emotional maturity, and a high aptitude for adapting to new environments. Please note that this is a competitive program with a limited number of spaces.
Housing and Meals
On campus housing is extremely limited at NUS and NOT guaranteed to general exchange students. For strongest consideration, students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as instructed in their Offer Letter from NUS, which is issued post acceptance. Students not receiving placement on campus can contact NUS's International Relations Office for resources and support finding affordable housing near campus.

If you are considering applying to a study abroad program and you do not have a valid passport, or your passport will expire within six months past your program end date, please take steps to obtain or renew your passport immediately. Passports can take longer than expected to process, and you may need your passport to apply for visas well before your program begins. For more information about obtaining and renewing passports visit the United States Postal Service.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.