National University of Singapore (NUS)
Number of places available: 4 full year places (includes 2 places ringfenced for Law)
Exchange student website: http://www.nus.edu.sg/gro/global-programmes/student-exchange/incoming-exchangers
Semester 1: August to December
Semester 2: January to May
View academic calendar here: http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/calendar
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 http://www.nus.edu.sg/gro/global-programmes/student-exchange/incoming-exchangers The checklist for application can be found here: http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/info/ng/NGCheckList.pdf
|Intake||Submission deadline for Nomination||Submission 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: http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/info/ng/NG-Modules.pdf
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: http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/info/info/Non-Graduating-Module-Restrictions.pdf
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.
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: http://nus.edu.sg/osa/housing/non-graduating/application-guide.html and here http://nus.edu.sg/osa/docs/default-source/e-open-house-2020/how-to-apply-for-campus-housing.pdf?sfvrsn=73e33ba1_2
Students who fail to secure on-campus accommodation should consider staying off campus, the NUS housing team can assist.
The National university of Singapore offer a range of Student Services from academic support, hostel admissions, resources, disability support and more.
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 http://www.nus.edu.sg/uhc/general-health/billing-insurance/insurance-matters.
NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers the FASStrack Summer Programme. More information can be found here: https://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/fasstrack.html