Students who were accepted to participate in study abroad programs canceled during the previous academic year will receive priority placement on 2021-2022 programs.
While we will make every effort to accommodate all students on their first choice, there may be limited space on some programs for first-time applicants.
A leading global university centered in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore's flagship university which offers a global approach to education and research with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. NUS is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the world.
Its 16 faculties and schools across three campus locations in Singapore – Kent Ridge, Bukit Timah and Outram – provides a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment. The learning experience is complemented by a vibrant residential life with avenues for artistic, cultural and sporting pursuits. Over 36,000 students from 100 countries further enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives.
Due 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.
The average semester workload for undergraduate studies at NUS is 20 modular credits (MCs) – approximately 5 modules (classes/courses) of 4 MCs (credits) each. A workload of 20 MCs (credits) would typically require a student to spend an average of 50 hours of study per week over 13 weeks of classes. Exchange students will be enrolled as Non-Graduating students during their exchange in NUS. You may apply to do coursework or/and research for one semester or full academic/calendar year of study. The minimum study workload is 12 MCs (approximately 3 modules), not more than 20 MCs or pursue of full-time research during the regular semester is allowed. This minimum workload is also a requirement to qualify for a Student’s Pass (Student visa) issued by the Immigration Checkpoint Authority. Students should note that they are not guaranteed a place in any of the courses, we recommend that you select as many relevant courses to better your chances at enrolling in the classes that you need. It is recommended that you rank your required modules among your top three module choices to increase the chances or securing them.
To find NUS classes offered in previous semesters, students can check on the list of modules available to undergraduate exchange students. Brief module descriptions
can be found on the NUS website.
Following, is a list of courses taken by past University of Miami students at NUS. 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 NUS (1).xlsx
|Art & Social Science
- Asian Studies
- Social Studies
- Biomedical Engineering
- Medical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Engineering Science
- Environmental Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Material Science & Engineering
- Business Analytics
- Computer Science
- Information Security
- Systems and Computer Engineering
- Singapore Studies
- Human Cultures
- Thinking and Expression
- Southeast Asian Studies
- Industrial Design
- Project & Facilities
- Management and Real Estate
- Applied Mathematics
- Data Science and Analytics
- Environmental Science in Biology
- Food Science and Technology
- Life Sciences
- Physics and Statistics
- Public Health
Students should note that Business and Law modules (classes) are only available to students who are invited by NUS Business School and NUS Law respectively to apply for the exchange during the nomination period.
Specific program dates can be found on the NUS Academic Calendar page.
Typically, the Fall semester runs from early August to December. The Spring semester runs from mid-January to mid-May. University of Miami students may complete a full academic year at National University of Singapore.
4 NUS Credits (Typical for one class) = 3 UM Credits
Student are able to pursue research during their study abroad program at NUS. In order to pursue research opportunities at NUS student must be of at least a Sophomore standing, obtain formal approval from a research supervisor at NUS, and submit a research plan at least 3 months prior to the start of the research program. Student can refer to the NUS research website
for more information about research opportunities at NUS.
All exchange students are eligible to apply for on-campus accommodation, although not guaranteed placement given the limited supply of accommodation at NUS. The acceptance email/letter from Registrar’s Office will include instructions on how and when to apply for on-campus accommodation.
Majority of the exchange students will be able to indicate their top three (3) preferences for accommodation when submitting their accommodation application. If you need a certain type of room due to an existing medical condition, please highlight your need(s) and upload an official medical documentation on your accommodation application. For the current accommodation fees and meal plan rates, please refer to hostel and meal plan rates.
International exchange students may apply for a place in the Halls of Residence and Student Residences.
Accommodations at the College of Alice & Peter Tan, Tembusu, Residential College 4 and Cinnamon Colleges are primarily for Non-Graduating students from the colleges' partner universities.
The Halls are known for their vibrant CCA, rich history and culture. Living in the halls is akin to having another family in school altogether. Each hall has its own distinct culture and is led by a hall master and an elected hall committee. Residents are expected to participate actively in hall activities. Meals are catered and residents are required to subscribe to the meal plan.
The Residences offer independent living with opportunities for cross cultural interaction with the international community of students. As Residences offer more privacy, they tend to be quieter than Halls. Students staying in the Residences participate in activities organized by their campus-wide clubs, societies and interest groups.
Colleges provide a unique learning and living environment. Meals are catered and residents are required to subscribe to this catering service.
You are encouraged to start exploring off-campus accommodation options early if you have no intention to apply for on-campus accommodation. Please refer to information on off-campus accommodation.
Life at NUS
- University Town (UTown) is an educational hub complete with residential spaces, teaching facilities and study clusters, that is strategically integrated with the Kent Ridge Campus via a link bridge. A host of educational and social facilities including ample spaces for self-study and peer learning are waiting to be discovered.
- Education Resource Centre (ERC) - located at the heart of UTown, attracts students with its array of IT and multimedia facilities, plentiful study clusters, group discussion spaces and a learning cafe.
- Central Library – the newly renovated spaces are well-stocked with learning resources and study facilities including the Collaborative Learning Activity Room which provides a plug-n-play environment for learning programmers (such as gamification for learning).
- ThinkLab (Computer Centre) – an innovative PC lab designed to provide a virtual desktop experience. Equipped with virtual Windows desktops and iMacs, the lab runs 24/7 to provide a comfortable and quiet place for students to work.
- Stephen Riady Centre (SRC) – located at the center of UTown, offers a range of sports, educational and performing arts facilities including two multipurpose sports hall, a rock climbing wall, a gym, recreational pool, an auditorium, dance studios and practice rooms.
- University Sport Centre (USC) – a new three-story building located in Kent Ridge Campus, comprises an indoor sports hall, two Olympic-sized swimming pools (one outdoor and one indoor), a training pool, four squash courts, a fitness and conditioning lab, a multipurpose mezzanine and meeting rooms.
- SG KAKI BUDDY PROGRAMME - The student-run buddy program helps international students transit into NUS and Singapore. You will be paired with like-minded, enthusiastic local student ‘kakis’ (buddy) who will share our culture and tips on living and studying in NUS.
Singapore Health Insurance
Every international student must enroll in NUS Group Medical Insurance Scheme. The insurance premium
is subject to revision from time to time. Student can check the NUS website
for details of the insurance coverage. Please note that not all health services are covered by the NUS Group Medical Insurance Scheme so you may wish to enroll with a private health insurance organization that offers services not covered by the scheme.
Serious applicants should plan to submit a complete, well-thought out, and comprehensive application. Students who submit a complete application will be granted an interview. Qualified candidates will be nominated to NUS, who will require that students complete a separate application. NUS will make the final admission decision. Late applications will not be considered. Admitted students will receive an acceptance email and admission package.
Students studying in Singapore are required to have their “Student's Pass” approved by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of Singapore. Your offer of admission to NUS is conditional upon your successful application of your Student's Pass.?
For students who require an entry visa to Singapore, NUS will send the In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter via email to you after the application has been approved by ICA. The IPA letter will serve as a single-trip entry visa upon arrival in Singapore.