Singapore Management University - Global Summer Programme

About the Program

Travel to Singapore for the summer and  take advantage of the SMU Global Summer Programme, a 4-week program which combines both knowledge and application during your summer break. The theme of the program will be "Asian Insights" and offers courses on business and economics in Asia and includes field trips, company visits, networking with industry leaders and social cultural activities.

Final program details are published by the partner institution that manages this program and are generally updated on their program webpage. However, you must apply through Go Global to be considered for this program and ensure you follow the appropriate transfer credit process.

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Program Dates

Late June to late July

Country
  • Singapore
Area(s) of study
ArtsAsian StudiesCommerceEconomicsManagement
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
  • UBC
Application deadline
  • January 27, 2022

Additional Requirements or Restrictions

This program is open to undergraduate students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum of 1 year of studies completed.

Course Credits

1 SMU credit per course, which equals 3 UBC credits. Select up to 2 courses.

Transfer credits and evaluated courses at this university

Check out the courses that other students have transferred back to UBC in the last 5 years. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit it as a new course request through the Transfer Credit Portal while abroad. For more information, please visit the Go Global Transfer Credit webpage.

Not all courses listed are offered through the summer program at this partner institution. This list is a general guideline only–research the partner's website for actual course offerings.

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: PSYC 358
Title: Evolutionary Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 205
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-20
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Psychology of Reasoning & Thinking
Partner course code: PSYC 204
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-28
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 461
Title: Sociology of Terrorism and Political Violence
Partner course code: SOCG 221
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-02
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Capital Markets In China
Partner course code: ACCT 003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-13
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 3rd
Title: Creative Thinking
Partner course code: MGMT 004
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-02-10
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Creative Thinking
Partner course code: MGMT 004
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-01-31
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Intercultural Communication
Partner course code: COMM 120
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-01-31
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Personnel Selection
Partner course code: OBHR 203
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-01-31
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Arts and Cultural Marketing
Partner course code: ACM 212
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-01-31
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: Innovations for Asia's Smart Cities
Partner course code: MGMT 320
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-13
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Strategic Communication in Asia
Partner course code: COMM 334
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-01-31
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Investor Relations
Partner course code: COMM 360
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-01-31
UBC course: COMM 445
Title: Shipping Business
Partner course code: TRAD 201
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-13
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 477
Title: Analysis of Derivative Securities
Partner course code: FNCE 305
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2017-01-09
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
UBC Okanagan
Management
UBC course: MGMT 3rd
Title: Entrepreneurship in Asia
Partner course code: MGMT 218S - G1
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-21
UBC course: MGMT 422
Title: Project Management
Partner course code: OPIM 313
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-01-14
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Leadership Seminar with CEOs
Partner course code: MGMT 233
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-01-14
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: The Legal Environment of Business: An Asian Perspective
Partner course code: LGST 234 - G1
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2019-06-21
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Global Supply Chains
Partner course code: OPIM 324
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-01-14
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Investor Relations
Partner course code: COMM 360
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-01-14

Tuition and Fees

There are a limited number of exchange spaces available, which will be assessed on a competitive basis. Under exchange, students pay UBC tuition for the number of credits they enroll in for this program. Before attending the program, you will be asked to disclose how many credits you are taking in the summer program so that you can be assessed the appropriate tuition. If you enroll in more credits than you claim then you will be assessed for the additional tuition.

If not selected to use an exchange space, students will pay tuition directly to the partner institution.

In both cases, the partner institution may charge other program fees such as application fees, housing costs, field trips, cultural activities, or other costs associated with hosting this program. Please check the partner webpage for details of program costs.

How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program

  1. Complete your research about the summer abroad program and ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria (UBCV / UBCO), including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. 
  3. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice. If selecting a program that has limited enrolment (e.g. "Summer Exchange"), include a second choice as a backup on the same application by selecting the "Add Item" button.
  4. Where applicable, select the "Summer Exchange" experience to pay tuition to UBC or the "Study Abroad" experience to pay tuition to the partner institution. If you select "Summer Exchange", be sure to include a backup choice.
  5. If you plan to do multiple experiences (e.g. more than one summer program, a term exchange and a summer program, etc.), please submit a separate application for each experience. Our team will review your application(s) and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution(s). 
  6. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted, after the application deadline.
  7. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university.

Accessibility

If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodation, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of your program:

The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844

Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053

Go Global Fee Adjustment Policy for Summer Abroad

The Go Global Fee ($415.00 CDN) is an administrative fee required for all applicants to Go Global programs. The fee is non-refundable. However, it may be adjusted under the following circumstances.

If you are not matched to a partner university

You are eligible to have your Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $93.25 (reduced by $321.75) if:

  • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements

  • Go Global cannot match you to a partner university

  • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

If you withdraw from Go Global

To withdraw from your Go Global program, you must contact Go Global by email to request withdrawal. You will then be asked to complete a short withdrawal form.

Students who withdraw from Go Global by the relevant deadline below, will have their Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $321.75 (reduced by $93.25).

  • March 30: For summer programs

  • June 30: For UBC Winter Term 1 and Full-Year exchange

  • September 30: For UBC Winter Term 2 and Split-Year exchange

If you have questions, please connect with your Go Global advisor or email Go Global at go.global@ubc.ca.

Contact Go Global

You can contact Go Global by email, phone, in-person or virtually through Zoom.

Booking a virtual advising appointment

If you need to book an advising appointment, please complete the online request form. Appointments will be held through Zoom or by phone, and can be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm PT from Monday to Friday. 

If you require an appointment outside of these hours, contact Go Global and they will do their best to accommodate. Appointments outside of regular hours can only be accommodated virtually.

In-person drop-in advising hours

Starting Tuesday, Sep 7, Go Global will offer in-person drop-in advising at the UBC Life Building during the times below:

  • Tuesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Go Global 101: Virtual group advising sessions on Fridays

Sign up to attend a Friday group advising session online and learn more about the programs, talk to an advisor, or meet other students interested in Go Global programs.

Program Dates

Late June to late July

Country
  • Singapore
Area(s) of study
ArtsAsian StudiesCommerceEconomicsManagement
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
  • UBC
Application deadline
  • January 27, 2022