Singapore

Quick Facts

Language of instruction: English

Language requirement: None.

Courses offered in English

Eligibility requirement: Engineering students in good academic standing.

GPA requirement: 3.0 cumulative

Class standing requirement: students must have met engineering progression requirements to apply.

Application deadline:

  • March 1 for Fall or Academic Year
  • October 1 for Spring

Approximate Academic Calendar:

Fall: Early August to early December

Spring: Early January to early May

Duration: Fall, Spring or Year

Program

The program in Singapore is run through the Global Engineering Education Exchange (Global E3), a consortium of universities in the U.S. and abroad working together to provide students with the opportunity to study internationally. Please refer to the Global E3 website as well as Nanyang Technological University's website for more detailed information. Please also consult Nanyang Technological University's information for exchange students.

Academics

You must carry the equivalent of 12-18 UW credits while abroad, as determined through a scale for credit equivalency. At least 50% of the courses you take abroad must be in engineering, science, or math. You can take any course abroad that you can get approved as equivalent to a UW course; learn how to get courses equated. You can also choose from a list of courses already approved as equivalent to UW courses:

To view all NTU courses that have been equated and their UW equivalents go to IESP's Existing Equivalencies page.

Review NTU's course catalog. Some courses have limited availability and may not be open to exchange students. Some syllabi can be found by visiting NTU's academic departments including Economics and Civil & Environmental Engineering.

Finances

The current cost estimates can be found on the Singapore program page. Click on the "Cost" link and then on the program term that you plan to attend (ex: Fall 2017-18).

The amounts are approximate and will vary based on the actual program you attend, your own spending, and the current currency exchange rate. As you budget for your study abroad, make sure you plan for these contingencies. Check current exchange rates online at OANDA.com or XE.com.

Interested students may apply for a Freeman Award for Study in Asia. Learn more about this scholarship by visting the Institue of International Education's website.

Please note that the financial aid is not released until 10 days before the start of the UW semester. Students who receive financial aid and participate in the fall semester program will need to prepare to pay initial fees (rent/host families, entrance permit/visa, local insurance, etc) prior to receiving financial aid.

Host institutions may also require students to purchase their insurance policies in addition to CISI.

Some information is also available on the NTU website for incoming students. Prices are in Singapore dollars.

Housing

On-campus housing (dormitories) are usually available, but not guaranteed. On-campus housing arrangements are confirmed approximately one month prior to the start of the semester at NTU. Off campus housing is extremely expensive and hard to obtain. Applying for on-campus housing is strongly recommended, though it is not guaranteed. Please see the Global E3 page or the school's website for details of housing opportunities.

Application

1) Complete the IESP Application.

2) In order to submit the IESP Application, you will need to complete Global E3's electronic application form online. GE3 will nominate you- you do not need an additional nomination.

3) Submit any original/official application materials directly to IESP through the online application; do not send them to the institution to which you are applying.

4) After you submit the IESP application and the GE3 application, you will receive a link to NTU's online application. Although you will need to complete all other portions of the application process before IESP's deadline has passed, the NTU application link will only be available after the deadline. Please submit the application in a timely fashion.

You will need to upload a passport sized/style photograph (35mm x 45 mm), a copy of your passport in color and black and white, and your transcript. You will also need to include 10 courses you are interested in taking--put them in order of preference. After submitting the online application, you will receive an endorsement form via email, which you will need to complete and submit to IESP for a signature.

Transcripts can be obtained by either (1) visiting the Office of the Registrar at 333 East Campus Mall or by (2) ordering them online via MyUW. Either option is free. Please note that hard copy transcripts ordered online may take up to 10 business days to arrive through the mail. Transcripts ordered online are available for pick-up the same day.

If you have any questions, contact IESP.