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.)
Nanyang Technological University
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.
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
The main language of instruction is English.
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
Students can take course work in most areas of study.
Term 1: August – December
Term 2: January – May
For the exact semester dates, please refer to the academic calendar.
Course equivalency formula
1 NTU Module (3 or 4 AU) = 3 UBC credits
NTU uses the Grade Point Average (GPA) system:
Letter Grade Grade Point
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
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.
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.
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.
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’ for Federal 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.
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.
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