Overview

Singapore Management University

City: Singapore
Language of instruction: English
  • 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)

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsCommerce (UBCV)Land and Food Systems

Notes on Language of Instruction

Not applicable

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

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

Who can go?

  • Open to Undergraduate Commerce (UBCV), and Arts (UBCV) Arts & Science (UBCO) students only

Term dates

  • Term 1: Early August to Mid December
  • Term 2: Early January to Early June
  • Summer: Mid April to Early August

Timing

  • Commerce: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Commerce students must select 'Singapore Management University-COMM' 

Summer program

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • 1 Unit (1 course) = 3 UBC credits 

Passing grade

1.0

Grading scheme

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

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)Graduate research

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

Partner 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 Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Cultural Policy and Practice
Partner course code: ACM 301
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-07
UBC course: JAPN 1st
Title: Japanese
Partner course code: JPAN 201
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-09
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Elections and the Media
Partner course code: POSC 320
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Contemporary South Asian Societies
Partner course code: SOCG 109
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-12-06
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Global and Transnational Sociology
Partner course code: SOCG 219
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-06
Commerce
UBC course: COHR 402
Title: Leadership & Team-Building
Partner course code: 001 OBHR
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-01-08
UBC course: COHR 403
Title: Cross Cultural Management & the Management of Diversity
Partner course code: 212 OBHR
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-01-08
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Asian Family Businesses
Partner course code: MGMT 222S
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-13
UBC course: COMM 377
Title: International Finance
Partner course code: FNCE 210
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-29
UBC course: COMM 392
Title: Human Capital Management
Partner course code: OBHR 201
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2013-10-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Personnel Selection
Partner course code: OBHR 203
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-10-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Retail Management
Partner course code: MKTG 219
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2017-08-04
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Financial Planning and Advisory
Partner course code: FNCE 222
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-10-03
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Hedge Funds
Partner course code: FNCE 226
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-25
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Talent Management
Partner course code: OBHR 229
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2013-10-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Enterprise Management
Partner course code: FNCE 309
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-07-07
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Behavioral Finance
Partner course code: FNCE 312
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-25
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Innovations for Asia's Smart Cities
Partner course code: MGMT 320
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-13
UBC course: COMM 443
Title: Service Processes
Partner course code: OPIM 311
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-10-05
UBC course: COMM 448
Title: Logistics & Transport Management
Partner course code: OPIM 314
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-10-05
UBC course: COMM 449
Title: Supply Chain Management
Partner course code: OPIM 321
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-10-05
UBC course: COMM 462
Title: Advertising
Partner course code: MKTG 205
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-06
UBC course: COMM 462
Title: Integrated Marketing Communications: A Brand Perpective
Partner course code: MKTG 227
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2017-08-04
UBC course: COMM 471
Title: Investment Banking
Partner course code: FNCE 221
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-04-14
UBC course: COMM 471
Title: Merger and Acquisition
Partner course code: FNCE 311
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-07-07
UBC course: COMM 474
Title: Analysis of Fixed Income Investments
Partner course code: FNCE 204
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-04-11
UBC course: COMM 477
Title: Analysis of Derivative Securities
Partner course code: FNCE 305
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2017-01-09
UBC course: COMM 47X
Title: Bank Financing and Credit Management
Partner course code: FNCE 229
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-05-12
UBC course: COMM 491
Title: Strategy
Partner course code: 102 MGMT
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-01-06
UBC course: COMM 497
Title: Leading New Ventures to Growth
Partner course code: MGMT 310
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-04
UBC course: COMM 498
Title: International Business
Partner course code: MGMT 205
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2017-08-03
Science
UBC course: CPSC 2nd
Title: Computational Thinking
Partner course code: IS 103
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 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.

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

  • 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
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campus

Housing notes

  • 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)

Information on Accommodation

How to applyBack to UBCO