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Durham University

Erasmus, Exchange & Study Abroad

National University of Singapore (NUS)

01/09/2021 ***Please note - this is an archive page and is not being updated***

The Exchange pages are currently being migrated to a new Global Opportunities web platform.

Number of places available: 4 full year places (includes 2 places ringfenced for Law)

Exchange student website:

Term Dates:

Semester 1: August to December

Semester 2: January to May

View academic calendar here:

General Contact: or

Academic Information

All applications must be submitted online after NUS has received the formal nomination from Durham. The online application portal will be closed after the deadline. For more information, please refer to The checklist for application can be found here:

IntakeSubmission deadline for NominationSubmission deadline for Online Application*
NUS Semester 1,(August - December) & Full year (August to May) mid-February to mid-March 21 March to 15 April
NUS Semester 2, (January - May) 1 August to 1 September 1 September to 1 October

A list of all modules available for exchange students can be found at:

Have at least an average of a "B" grade in the declared major of studies at home university for better chances of securing modules amidst the competition. No grade below "C" in the major of studies.


Students are advised to be as flexible as possible with module requirements. There are no guarantees for modules as some are in very high demand and will be difficult to get onto.

Students should refer to the list of Module Restrictions before making any choices:

In particular, business modules in NUS are limited in supply. If offered a place, DUBS students may have to be flexible in terms of study plans / modules taken.

Language Requirements

Classes in NUS are conducted in English except for foreign language classes. Nominated students from Durham for fee-waiver exchange at NUS are expected to be proficient in English in order to follow the classes. No English Language courses are available to exchange students who need to brush up on the English Language while on exchange.


NUS offers on-campus accommodation to exchange students but is it NOT guaranteed. Students must indicate on the initial application form if they require on-campus accommodation. More information about on-campus accommodation can be found here: and here

Students who fail to secure on-campus accommodation should consider staying off campus, the NUS housing team can assist.

Student Support

The National university of Singapore offer a range of Student Services from academic support, hostel admissions, resources, disability support and more.

Other Information

All international students must take up the compulsory NUS Health and Insurance Scheme (HINS) which is included in the Miscellaneous Student Fees (MSFs). Click on the link for information on insurance coverage. The rates for MSFs can be found at

Summer Opportunities

NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers the FASStrack Summer Programme. More information can be found here: