Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

Nanyang Technical University, Singapore is a partner for bachelor and master students and is interesting for all Sciences fields: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Computing Sciences. 

Field of study

NTU offers courses in engineering, science, business, humanities, medicine, arts and social sciences. 

For Science students it is expected to take at least half of your courses in the Sciences fields (Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Sciences). 

Available places

2-6 semester places a year

Student experiences

NTU is a new partner of the Faculty of Science so no reviews are available. However, UCU students have been to NTU on exchange: 

"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. 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!:"



Exchange students


Academic calendar

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

Welcome Orientation: there is an orientation period of two weeks which consists of a general introduction and separate orientations for clubs, schools, and residential halls. Find out more here


GPA needs to be minimal a B / 3.0 (in UU grades this is a minimum of 7.0). 

Areas of study open to exchange students

NTU offers courses in engineering, science, business, humanities, medicine, arts and social sciences. 

Exchange students are not allowed to take restricted programmes and courses.

These include:

  1. All courses from our five autonomous institutions –the National Institute of Education*, the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.
  2. Entrepreneurship courses offered by the Nanyang Technopreneurship Center.
  3. Graduate Programmes offered by the Nanyang Business School.
  4. Core courses offered at the School of Computer Science and Engineering.
  5. Exchange Studentsare not allowed to attend Special Terms.
Courses at Master’s level

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. 

Language of Instruction

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

Housing assistance

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. Off-campus housing can be more expensive. 

Estimated living costs per month

The undergraduate accommodation at the university costs $200-400 Singapore dollars per month, whereas food will cost you about €250 per month. Other expenses seem lower or comparable to the Netherlands. 

Credits & grading

17 AU per semester, which corresponds to 30 ECTS.

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

GradeBasic grade pointNanyang GPA
Student life

NTU is located on a big residential campus, which is ranked among the most beautiful in the world. There are many food options on the campus, as well as sports facilities. There are many clubs for sports, as well as social and cultural activities. There are about 33,000 students at NTU. 

The university also offers career guidance and wellbeing counselling

360-degree tour of beautiful NTU smart campus from an open-top bus in under 3 minutes

Contact information

International office Faculty of Science

  • E-mail:
  • Telephone: on Mondays we can be reached by telephone for short questions between 13:30 - 15:00 on the number: +31 641553879 (except for July and August)
  • Appointment (teams or live) through the widget below. Make sure you choose between 15 and 30 minutes and On campus or Online. We ask you to add a short description of the subject you want to discuss.