National University of Singapore


National University of Singapore is universitywide partner in Singapore, Singapore.

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General information for exchange students

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NUS Admissions Video (International) (YouTube)

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Academic calendar

Semester I: 2nd week of August – 1st week of December
Semester II: 2nd week of January – 1st week of May

Orientation generally commences the 1st week of August for Semester I.

Exams take place late November for Semester I and late April until early May for Semester II.


GPA (Average Grade)

There is no GPA requirement for this destination.

Language Requirement

There is no specific language requirement for this destination.

Areas of study open to exchange students

As NUS is dealing with capacity problems for their courses, students need to be highly flexible with their module choices and to prepare for some back-up modules in the event of oversubscription or timetable clashes.


  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • School of Computing
  • Faculty of Law: Limited courses and highly oversubscribed. Only 1 student from UU can take LAW courses per year. Students applying for Law courses must be majoring in Law respectively at their home university.
    Please note that students are not guaranteed a place in the courses. Pure Law major students can expect to take three to four Law modules per semester. However, students should only take sufficient credits, not in excess, as required by their home university. 
  • School of Design & Environment
  • Faculty of Science

Students interested or studying in Urban Studies and Environmental Studies are encouraged to apply for this exchange programme with NUS.

For all module restrictions, please look here.

Courses at Master’s level

Limited master level courses are available to incoming exchange students. In general, students should only select modules from the list of available modules. Allocation of module is subject to availability and meeting the pre-requisite of module.

Language of instruction


Housing assistance

On-campus accommodation is available, expect to pay 1300-2000 EUR for a semester (meal plan included). Undergraduate students on coursework-based exchange are given priority for accommodation even though NUS cannot guarantee all exchange students on-campus accommodation. If your on-campus accommodation application is unsuccessful, or if NUS is unable to invite you to apply for accommodation at the time of issuing your acceptance letter, you are encouraged to explore off-campus accommodation options. The Office of Student Affairs has prepared the necessary information to assist in your search for off-campus accommodation.

Information on housing can be found here, under Step 2: Secure Accommodation

Estimated living costs per month

Around S$1,130 - S$2,000 (EUR 730-1285) per month for on campus living and S$1,450 - S$2,950 (EUR 930-1895) per month for off campus living.

Detailed information, under Step 5: Costs of Living.


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table


Number of places available

Total of 8-10 places per year.

  • 4-5 places in semester I
  • 4-5 places in semester II

Selection was necessary in the past few years.

You are advised not to place this exchange destination as a second or third choice.



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office.