Singapore
Singapore

Language of instruction

English

A pioneer of business-related learning since 1907, ESSEC’s mission is to respond to the challenges of the future. ESSEC offers a unique pedagogical approach, founded on the creation and dissemination of cutting-edge knowledge, a blend of academic learning and practical experience, and a multicultural openness and dialogue.

 In 2005, ESSEC opened a campus in Asia. ESSEC’s operations in Asia Pacifi c, strategically located in Singapore, present the perfect foothold for ESSEC to be part of the vibrant growth of Asia and to bring its expertise to the expanding region.

Semester dates

Undergraduate semester dates:
UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester March–June
Semester 2 Fall Semester September–December

Guides and additional information

ESSEC has online resources to help get more out of your exchange:

Campuses

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits per semester at ESSEC is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

GPA
You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at ESSEC.

Study Options
Not applicable to this university. You can choose any courses which are open to exchange students.

Semester Restrictions
Spring Semester (UQ Semester 1) exchange only for ESSEC Singapore Campus. 

Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice.  

Find courses

Search the ESSEC course catalogue. Course profiles are available to download here.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Business administration
Business, commerce and economics
Chinese
Economics
Finance
French
Innovation and entrepreneurship
International business

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Accommodation

Singapore offers an amazing array of accommodation options from hotel rooms with basic amenities to posh condominiums with state-of-the art facilities.

For more information, please click the link.

Cost of living

ESSEC provides a range of practical information for incoming exchange students, including a budget estimation to help students prepare for average expenses during their exchange.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in a Semester-based Exchange are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the Singaporean Consulate for visa and immigration information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)