IntroductionNanyang Technological University (NTU) is a research-intensive university with globally acknowledged strengths in science and engineering. NTU has topped the rankings for young universities for the sixth straight year; in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds' (QS) rankings of the world's top 50 universities under 50 years old, NTU retained the No. 1 spot. The rankings show the performance of universities focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. NTU offers courses in engineering, science, business, humanities, medicine, arts and social sciences, with the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine being a jointly directed school between NTU and Imperial College London. With an excellent network of top overseas universities and industry leaders, NTU’s academic and research partners include Imperial College London, Rolls-Royce, BMW, Lockheed Martin and more. The University’s main campus has been named one of the Top 15 Most Beautiful in the World. The NTU community comprises more than 30,000 students and over 4,000 researchers and faculty staff, all hailing from 100 different nationalities – a testament to Singapore’s values of multiculturalism and openness.
DisclaimerDue to the continued impact of COVID-19, applicants should be aware that changes to academic calendars may occur with little or no notice. Students are encouraged to either wait to book travel or book travel that allows for changes with no financial penalty.
Applicants should also be aware that processing of visas may be impacted or halted by specific countries. Failure to secure the necessary visa may result in inability to participate in this program.
Participants on this program may be required to self-quarantine prior to the start of their program for a specified period of time. Students are responsible for arranging (logistics and financial) their travel appropriately to ensure self-quarantine is completed prior to the start of the program.
AcademicsThe average semester workload for undergraduate studies at NTU is 3 to 5 courses per semester based on 3 or 4 AU per course. There is no minimum workload, however, the maximum workload allowed is 6 courses or 20 AUs per semester. During application, exchange students are required to select at least ten courses per semester (in order of preference) for approval. Course approval is subjected to vacancies and prerequisites.
- This is to ensure that you have an adequate number of approved courses prior to arrival in NTU.
- Please ensure that the courses you select are suitable for credit transfer to UM.
- Selected courses are subject to approval by the offering Schools in NTU. However, approval does not mean a guaranteed enrolment in the courses, as courses are subjected to vacancies and class/exam timetable.
- Once approved, you are strongly encouraged not to deviate from the list of approved courses. It is imperative that you select courses which are approved by your UM academic advisor and are deemed necessary for your academic progression.
- Requests to reselect courses while you are in NTU will only be processed if there are valid reasons.
Following, is a list of courses taken by past University of Miami students at NTU. This list does not guarantee that a course will be offered during a student's study abroad semester, rather it should be used as a reference guide. List of Classes Take by Past UM Students at NTU.xlsx
|Nanyang Business School (College of Business)||College of Engineering|
|College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences||College of Science|
Specific program dates can be found on the NTU Academic Calendar page. Typically, the Fall semester runs from August to December. The Spring semester runs from January to May. University of Miami students may complete a full academic year at Nanyang Technological University.
Credit Equivalency1 NTU Credit (AU) =1 UM credit
NTU's courses are assigned credits based on the Academic Unit (AU) System. For a typical one-semester course, the number of academic units is calculated as follows:
- One hour of lecture/tutorial per week: one AU
- Three hours’ laboratory/fieldwork per week: one AU
ResearchResearch opportunities are available at NTU for a minimum of three months. As one of the world's leading research universities, NTU champions novel ways of thinking about science and technology. NTU's comprehensive and innovative approach towards education and research, particularly in the areas of science and technology, will inspire you to realize your full potential as an entrepreneurial and technologically savvy leader.
Singapore has invested heavily in research and innovation, and provides the ideal setting for you to hone your undergraduate and postgraduate research skills. With the advances NTU has made and will continue to make in science and technology, the stage is set for you to play an important part in creating a better tomorrow. More information about research at NTU can be found on their website.
HousingAll incoming exchange students are guaranteed on-campus housing as long as the online housing application is submitted before the stipulated deadline.
- Upon acceptance students apply online for on campus housing through the GEM Trailblazer Exchange/Study Abroad Portal before the stipulated closing date.
- Students who do not submit the housing application online before the stipulated closing date, will be deemed as opted out from on-campus housing.
- Students are allocated randomly, and requests for specific types of rooms will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
- Students with medical condition(s) and/or have specific requests will have to submit a doctor’s letter certifying their condition, which shall subsequently be verified by NTU’s Medical Centre.
- Students are required to declare medical conditions and requests when submitting their application for GEM Trailblazer.
- Request for specific room-mates or preferred Halls is not allowed.
- Full-year exchange students, who successfully secured on-campus housing for their first semester must re-apply for housing in their second semester.
- Period of stay in the Hall is determined by the approved period of exchange as stipulated on the NTU Letter of Enrolment.
Students seeking off-campus housing should begin their search well in advance of their arrival in Singapore. NTU recommends to search in Estates near NTU such as: Boon Lay, Jurong West and Jurong East. Students can check the off-campus NTU website for additional information.
Life at NTUNTU offer a wide array of engaging opportunities to help students adapt to campus life in NTU and in Singapore.
- Unsure of the local customs or life at NTU? Pair up with a friendly U.n.I LIFE Ambassador who will guide and point you in the right direction where needed to help make your stay at NUS an inclusive and memorable one.
- Students can participate in a wide range of Student Community Engagement Programs available in NTU. Student Community Engagement aims to empower students to make a difference through positive social actions. Students will be given access to opportunities such as grants for ground-up initiatives and social entrepreneurship efforts, internships at non-profit organizations, and training programs to develop community leadership skills.
- Students are encouraged to develop competencies in social responsibility, leadership, integrity, creativity and communication through experiential learning outside the classroom. Engage with the NTU community and explore diverse interests through a variety of events and activities on campus. Choose from close to 120 student organizations. Activities include representation in the Students’ Union, volunteering opportunities, performing arts and specialized interests such as animals, photography and fishing. Check out the NTU student organizations website to find out more information about student organizations and their activities.
- For sport enthusiasts, NTU also offers a wide variety of physical and mental sports such as ball games, racquet games, field sports, adventure and water sports, martial arts, and mind games such as international chess, contract bridge, and weiqi. To find out more about the sports and games available in NTU, visit the NTU Sports Game website.
Singapore Health InsuranceIt is compulsory for all exchange students to be covered under the NTU student insurance, namely Group Personal Accident Insurance (GPAI), Group Hospitalization & Surgical Insurance (GHSI) and Medical insurance, even if students have already bought similar insurance in their home country. The cost of these student insurance schemes is included in the compulsory NTU Miscellaneous fees. Students can refer to this link for more coverage details.
AdmissionIt is compulsory for all exchange students to be covered under the NTU student insurance schemes, namely Group Personal Accident Insurance (GPAI), Group Hospitalization & Surgical Insurance (GHSI) and Medical scheme, even if students have already bought similar insurance in their home country. The cost of these student insurance schemes is included in the compulsory NTU Miscellaneous fees. Students can refer to this link for more coverage details.
Student VisaAll international students who have been accepted and offered a place as a fulltime matriculated or registered student are required to hold a valid Student’s Pass issued by the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). Students will be notified of the Student’s Pass application procedures via the GEM Trailblazer Exchange/Study Abroad Portal. Exchange students holding Student's Pass are not allowed to work during the exchange period. Students can click on the NTU website for more information on the Singapore student visa process.
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore
- NTU GEM Trailblaze-International Office
- NTU GEM Trailblazer-Guide for International Students
- Singapore, The World Factbook
- Singapore, Travel.State.Gov
- University of Miami Library Research Guide- Singapore