Nanyang Technological University

City: Singapore
Language of instruction: English

Nanyang Technological University is one of Asia's leading research universities, currently ranked fifth in the region by THE’s Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2017. Since its establishment in 1991, the university has gained a reputation for its excellence in the subjects of engineering and science, and for its commitment to international engagement and student mobility. There are currently over 33,000 students enrolled at the university and 4,300 teaching and research staff from more than 80 countries.

The university is currently comprised of 8 colleges and schools and spread between three campuses. The main campus, Yunnan Garden Campus, is the largest in Singapore at 200 hectares.

Singapore itself is located off the southern coast of Malaysia. Since it gained independence in 1963, it has quickly become a financial hub in Asia and is known for its world renowned green spaces that have earned it the title, the Garden City. 

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsCommerce (UBCV)EngineeringFine ArtsForestryHealth SciencesLand and Food SystemsManagement (UBCO)Science

Notes on Language of Instruction

The main language of instruction is English.


Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)Summer

Who can go?

Students can take course work in most areas of study. 

Term dates

Term 1: August – ​December

Term 2: January – May

For the exact semester dates, please refer to the academic calendar.

Summer program

Nanyang Technological University GEM Trailblazer Summer

Courses + Transfer Credits


Course equivalency formula

1 NTU Module (3 or 4 AU) = 3 UBC credits

Grading scheme

NTU uses the Grade Point Average (GPA) system:

Letter Grade        Grade Point

A+                        5.0

A                          5.0

A-                         4.5

B+                        4.0

B                          3.5

B-                         3.0

C+                        2.5

C                          2.0

D+                       1.5

D                         1.0

F                         0.0

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline.  You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

Information about the transfer credit portal.

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Course information and restrictions

For a full list of restricted programmes and courses for Undergraduates and Postgraduates, see the Restricted Programmes​ page.

Full course load information

Full time undergraduate students usually take between 16 to 18 academic units (AUs). Most courses offered at NTU are 3 to 4 AUs. NTU does not stipulate the minimum number of AUs students must take. However, it is highly recommended that students take at least 2 courses for their academic progression back home.

Postgraduate students must take a minimum of 1 graduate (PG) course and a maximum of 5 courses.

Nanyang Technological University Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Okanagan

UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Entrepreneurship & Marketing for New Ventures
Partner course code: ET 9131
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-02-01
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Managing New & Ongoing Ventures
Partner course code: ET 9133
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-02-01
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Enterprise Strategy
Partner course code: ET 9134
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-02-01

UBC Vancouver

UBC course: ANTH 100
Title: Cultural Intelligence: How to be an Explorer of the World
Partner course code: BU 8641
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-05
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Entrepreneurship & Marketing for New Ventures
Partner course code: ET 9131
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-29
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Entrepreneurial Accounting and Finance
Partner course code: ET 9132
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-29
UBC course: COMM 473
Title: Business Finance
Partner course code: 102 MB
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-08
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

Students will pay 15 credits of tuition to UBC per term that they are on exchange at NTU. 

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Additional fees

Estimated compulsory payments: • SGD360 per semester for Exchange UG students • SGD260 per semester for Exchange PG students Compulsory payments includes student’s matriculation card (applicable to postgraduates); computer; sports; amenities; copyright; student health service; Group Hospitalisation & Surgical Insurance etc. Students should ensure they have sufficient monies to pay for these compulsory payments upon arrival / registration at NTU.


Housing notes

All incoming undergraduate (UG) students would be guaranteed on-campus housing. Postgraduate students may apply for housing via the NTU Inbound Study Abroad Portal upon receiving the login details

Nanyang Technological University Accommodation Information

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