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Nanyang Technological University  is an exchange destination for University College Utrecht students, located in Singapore.

Nanyang Technological University is interesting for all fields.

Number of places available

5 per semester

Academic calendar

Fall Semester: Late August - Late December
Spring Semester: Late January - Late May

Language of instruction

Except for the courses in the Division of Chinese, all courses are taught in English.

Application deadlines

Fall Semester: March 30th, Spring Semester: September 30th

Course offer

In spite of its name, Nanyang Technological University does not only offer courses in Science, but has a broad supply of courses: there is, for example, also a College of Humanities, Arts and Social Science. In sum, there is an abundant choice for courses. More information on the courses of the various schools can be found here.

Restricted courses and departments can be found here.

Course levels

Nanyang University has four course levels. The first digit of the course (the first two letters indicate the code of the School) indicates the level. E.g. EE1xxx is a first year course in Electronic Engineering. 

Credit system

17 AU per semester, which corresponds to 30 ECTS.

Grade system

NTU uses a GPA system from 0-5, which corresponds to letter grades as follows: 

Grade Basic grade point Nanyang GPA
A 4.0 5.0
A- 3.7 4.5
B+ 3.3 4.0
B 3.0 3.5
B- 2.7 3.0
C+ 2.3 2.5
C 2.0 2.0
D+ 1.0 1.5
D 1.0 1.0
F 0.0 0

Housing is guaranteed to exchange students. You’ll be placed in one of the 16 residence halls for undergraduates. Most of these halls (not all!) have air-conditioning. You’ll get a double room. More information.


The undergraduate accommodation at the university costs $155-280 (€100-180) per month, whereas food will cost you about €250 per month. Off-campus housing can be quite a lot more expensive. Other expenses seem lower or comparable to the Netherlands. More information.


There is a half-day orientation day, held usually 3 days before the commencement of Teaching Week. You will be informed about this upon acceptance at NTU.

Student experiences

The courses at NTU are variable, some comparable to UCU, others easier. Getting into your preferred courses is quite complicated, so keep that in mind when planning your curriculum. The dormitories at NTU are small, but very convenient and clean. Cooking is hardly possible, but as eating out is very cheap, this was not considered a problem. A downside might be that NTU does not organize an Orientation program other than some basic (academic) information. Read up a little bit on Singapore: ‘the history, culture and political system are very interesting and you’ll understand the country better’. Of course, Singapore is very a good base to travel around in Asia cheaply, but don’t forget to visit Singapore itself! 

More information

For information about the requirements for studying abroad, the application procedure and more, go to UCU's Study abroad page. 

You can browse through all UCU exchange destinations and UU exchange destinations in the exchange catalog.