National University of Singapore


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This means this destination is available to all students of Utrecht University

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

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



You must be a current student registered at another University and have completed at least two semesters (one full year) of college/university level and must continue to assume this status throughout your intended duration of study at NUS under the non-graduating programme.  You must be proficient in the English language in order to benefit from your studies at NUS.

Areas of study open to exchange students

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. Law students interested in other faculties are welcome to apply and the aforementioned does not apply to them. 

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.

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

Courses are taught in English.

Housing assistance

On-campus accomodation is available, expect to pay 1300-2000 EUR for a semester (meal plan included).  Undergraduate students on courseworkbased exchange are given priority for accommodation even though NUS cannot guarantee all exchange students oncampus 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 offcampus 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 5: Accommodation options

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.


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

As there are restrictions:

Courses from Department of Economics and Faculty of Law are extremely popular and often over-subscribed. 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. 

Shortlisted student will be contacted via email from NUS Faculty of Law to register for the Law modules separately. Students should expect some variations in the modules offered by Law during the registration period.

Modules from the School of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Institute of System Science, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, School of Public Health (graduate courses) and Singapore MIT Alliance are not open to exchange students.            

For all other module restrictions, please look here under Part 3: Modules Restriction.

Number of places available

Total of 8-10 places per year.
4-5 places in semester 1
4-5 places in semester 2


Selection was necessary in the past few years.

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


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




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