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.)
National University of Singapore
- Acknowledged as one of the finest universities in the Asia-Pacific region - leading English university in Asia
- Member of the U21 network
- 11 faculties
- 23,000+ undergraduate and 9,000 graduate students
- Boasts a close teaching-research nexus with 13 affiliated national-level, 10 university-level and more than 60 faculty-based research institutes and centres
- 370 acre campus on a ridge surrounded by lush greenery
- 25 minutes away from the city
- Close to campus is a housing estate with food outlets, clinics, shops and a supermarket
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
- Graduate students in the Masters of Public Policy and Global Affairs program also eligible to attend
- Commerce: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Commerce students must select 'University of Singapore-COMM' on their application
- Law: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Law students must select 'University of Singapore-LAW' on their application
- Engineering: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Engineering students must select 'National University of Singapore-Engineering' on their application
- MPPGA: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V MPPGA students must select "National University of Singapore - MPPGA - STUDY" on their application
- Semester 1: Early August to early December
- Semester 2: Mid-January to Mid-May
- Summer Programs: June to July
- MPPGA Students are only eligible for term 1 exchange, however, summer programs may be considered with the approval of the Graduate Director
- NUS FASStrack Summer Program
- Research opportunities available at this university - see Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme in Science (UROPS)
Course equivalency formula
- 1 NUS module (4 NUS credits) = 3 UBC credits
- NOTE: Law students will take 16 NUS credits in order to receive 15 UBC credits as transfer credit
Passing gradeD or P
Credit transfer process
* 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
Course information and restrictions
- Minimum semester workload of 12 Modular Credits (approximately three modules)
- Maximum 20 MCs per semester
- For more information on modules offered to exchange students, see here
- Exchange students may have limited or restricted access to some courses/modules - see NUS website
- Approval of modules is from academic departments and the success of an application depends on many factors, including the fulfillment of pre-requisites, availability and timetabling
Full course load information
- Students should take between 16 - 20 modules per semester
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.
- 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
- Summer programs generally paid directly to NUS
- Some exceptions may apply
Scholarships + awards
- NUS-UBC Lee Foundation Student Mobility Awards ($SGD 4,000 to 7,000) available for all nominated students
- UBC-NUS Lee Foundation Student Mobilty Award: Due to a generous contribution from the Lee Foundation of Singapore, UBC students nominated on exchange to National University of Singapore are eligible for a UBC-NUS Lee Foundation Student Mobility Award (amount of the award varies each year but ranges from SGD $2500 to 3500 per term)
- For more information, see: NUS scholarship website
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.
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.
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.
Types of accommodation available
- NUS will try to accommodate exchange students on-campus
- Students will receive a housing application form when accepted to this university
- If housing is available, students on a full-year exchange will be offered accommodation for the entire period
- Students will be able to check in one week before the start of term
- Allocation of housing will be effected only after students have been accepted to three modules
- Off-campus housing is also a possibility for exchange students