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.)
Singapore Management University
- 7,000 students
- 6 schools: School of Accountancy; Lee Kong Chian School of Business; School of Economics; School of Information Systems; School of Law; School of Social Sciences
- Located in the heart of Singapore city, in the historic Bras Basah district where the business and arts communities are seamlessly integrated
- Singapore is an island city-state located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, consisting of 63 islands
- Singapore thrives on an export driven economy dependant on export of goods to other countries (one of the "Four Asian Tiger" countries)
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Open to Undergraduate Commerce (UBCV), and Arts (UBCV) Arts & Science (UBCO) students only
- Term 1: Early August to Mid December
- Term 2: Early January to Early June
- Summer: Mid April to Early August
- Commerce: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Commerce students must select 'Singapore Management University-COMM'
Course equivalency formula
- 1 Unit (1 course) = 3 UBC credits
Grade Grade Point
- A+ 4.3
- A 4.0
- A- 3.7
- B+ 3.3
- B 3.0
- B- 2.7
- C+ 2.3
- C 2.0
- C- 1.7
- D+ 1.3
- D 1.0
- F 0.0
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
- Most courses are available to exchange students, subject to vacancy
- Exchange students should note that certain elective courses have pre-requisites
- A list of courses open to exchange students will be sent via email 6-8 weeks prior to start of online course registration - students may only select courses from the course list (please DO NOT choose from the courses listed on the SMU website or any other sources)
- To view course descriptions, see Course Catalogue / Class Search (select the term you are searching for and "Courses with sections offered")
- When selecting courses, ensure that they are available in the semester for which you are applying
Full course load information
- Average course load = 4 full-credit courses
- Minimum course load = 2 credits
- Maximum course load = 5 full-credit courses
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
- Some exceptions may apply
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.
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.
- Students are required to purchase a Medical and Hospital Insurance (Approx S$115) as well as a personal Accident Policy (S$3.80)
- Students accepted to this partner will be required to pay an administrative fee of SGD 250 (about 218 CAD) directly to SMU which covers IT fees, sports facilities, student card, medical and health insurance
Types of accommodation available
- The Office of Student Life will provide housing assistance to all international foreign students
- Only off-campus accommodation available (see housing options on our website) - as the housing market may be tight, we apprecaite students providing first choice for housing as quickly as possible and to be flexible as first choices are not always available
- For private housing, please search for an apartment on your own or seek the help of private agents (there are some listed on the SMU website - note that the university is not liable to any concerns arising from private agreements)