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Singapore, SINGAPORE

NUS has several campuses: Kent Ridge Campus (main), Bukit Timah Campus, Outram Campus, and UTown. Exchange students take classes at the Kent Ridge Campus. NUS Campus Map


Open to undergraduate and graduate students in all majors.

Academic areas: Arts & Social Sciences, Business, Computing, Dentistry, Design & Environment, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Public Health, Science

Note to Business Students: This university is AACSB accredited.

A typical courseload is 12-20 MCs worth of modules. 12 MCs is 3 modules; 30 MCs is 5 modules. More information on Academics at NUS


Yes - English is the main language of instruction at the National University of Singapore.


Fall Semester August - December ("Semester 1")
Spring Semester January - May ("Semester 2")
Students may study at NUS for two consecutive semesters, starting in the fall or spring.
Summer See MIX Summer Programs for dates.

NUS Academic Calendar



Exchange students may apply online for NUS Accommodation Options (Hostels). There is a housing shortage, and accommodations are not guaranteed.

Arrange your own housing Students may arrange their own private off-campus housing.
There is no homestay housing option at NUS, but there is a Host Family Programme that you can sign up for. It connects you with a local family that you can visit for occasional meals and cultural exchange.


TUITION - MIX students register as full-time students at UH Manoa and pay regular UHM tuition & fees.  Your tuition category (Resident, Non-Resident, WUE, etc., stays the same). You do not pay overseas tuition. 

LIVING EXPENSES - You are responsible for all living expenses, including health insurance, books/supplies, room & meals, personal expenses, airfare, local transportation, and any costs associated with obtaining a visa (if applicable). Below are estimates for planning purposes only; amounts are listed per semester, and will vary based on your individual needs.    

  • Health Insurance: $200-400
  • Books & Supplies: $300-500
  • Room & Meals: $2,500-5,500
  • Personal Expenses: $1,500-2,500
  • Airfare & Local Transportation: $1,800-2,800
  • Visa Expenses: $70-90
  • Other NUS Fees: $50-60

FINANCIAL AID - Since you are still a registered UHM student while on MIX, you continue to be eligible to receive financial aid and scholarships.  If you submit a ‘MIX Student Budget for Financial Aid Purposes’ form, UHM financial aid will take into consideration your overseas living and travel expenses when awarding your grants/loans. More info on Financial Aid & Scholarships for MIX   

Exchange students at NUS are required to pay the Student Activity & Services fee and the Health & Insurance Scheme. For cost estimates, see Information for Incoming Exchange Students.

NUS Hostel Rates

NUS Cost of Living Estimates


Visa Information - U.S. Citizens only need a valid passport to enter Singapore. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months beyond the end date of your intended stay. Non-U.S. citizens can check what they need to enter Singapore on the Embassy of Singapore website. International students studying in Singapore are required to have a student visa or, as it is called in Singapore, a “Student's Pass.”


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