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National University of Singapore

Program Terms:

Fall Semester, Spring Semester, & Academic Year


A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) was founded in 1905 as a modest medical college with 23 students. Today, Singapore’s flagship university spans three campuses in Kent Ridge, Bukit Timah and Outram, and is widely seen as among the best universities in Asia and the world. NUS offers a distinctively Asian and global experience that is grounded in maximising the potential of students and their future-readiness. Incoming exchange students can take a variety of cross-disciplinary modules from Engineering & Technology to Southeast Asian languages and cultures.

Academic Details:

English is the main language of instruction in NUS. Students must be proficient in the English language in order to benefit from their studies at NUS.

Exchange students are required to read a minimum of 12 modular credits (MCs) per semester (approximately 3 modules) and no more than 20 MCs (approximately 5 modules), regardless of whether these modules are set to audit or exam-based. Students are encouraged to take modules for sufficient number of credits (not in excess), as required by their home university. All students will be pre-registered for at least 12 modular credits (MCs) per semester for the purpose of the Student’s Pass application. Students can add more modules or make changes to their pre-registered modules when they officially register at NUS. (Source: National University of Singapore Fact Sheet 2018)

Housing Details:

The Halls of Residence and Residential Colleges located within the main Kent Ridge campus provide an affordable and safe living environment. Festive events and cultural activities are organised throughout the year by students and staff to add vibrancy to the exchange term. From Inter-Faculty sports games to music recitals, there is a wide array of artistic, cultural and sports opportunities to pursue.


  • Sophomore standing
  • Must have completed at least two semesters at UHM before admission into this program.
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA

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