Nanyang Technological University

Singapore
Singapore

Language of instruction

English

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is a research-intensive public university which has topped the rankings of young universities, and places within the Top 100 universities worldwide. NTU’s main campus, located in the west of Singapore, has been named one of the Top 15 Most Beautiful in the World.

Singapore is a vibrantly cosmopolitan and diverse city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Brimming with a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture, Singapore embodies the finest of both East and West.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Semester 2 (Spring) January–May
Semester 2 Semester 1 (Autumn) August–December

View the NTU academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

NTU has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

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)

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Full-time study load

4 courses per semester (based on 3 or 4 Academic Units (AU) per course) at NTU is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

GPA
You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0 to study at NTU.

Study Options
You must choose one admission school from the list of faculties below and take the majority of courses (50%) within the chosen faculty. Further details are outlined in the Additional Academic Information section below.

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

Find courses

Undergraduate students can search the NTU course catalogue.

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
Aerospace engineering
Art history
Biological engineering
Biological sciences
Biomedical science
Business administration
Business information systems
Chemical engineering
Chemistry and biochemistry
Chinese
Civil and structural engineering
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer engineering
Computer science
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Economics
Electrical engineering
English
English literature
Environmental engineering
Environmental studies
Event, hospitality, hotel and tourism management
Exercise science
Film, TV and media
Finance
History and ancient history
Human resources
Information technology
International business
International relations
Linguistics
Marketing
Materials engineering
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Philosophy
Physics
Psychology
Public policy
Sociology
Software engineering
Writing

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

On-campus housing is provided to undergraduate exchange students on an availablility basis but cannot be guaranteed. 
Postgraduate exchange students are invited to apply and will be placed on-campus if there are available rooms. The Office of Housing can also help students search for off-campus accommodation

Students who are successful will be allocated randomly for hall rooms and requests for specific types of rooms will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Full-year students must re-apply for housing in their second semester.

Cost of living

NTU estimates SGD 7000 per semester for costs such as accommodation, food, transportation, personal expenses, textbooks etc. Some additional administration and non-academic fees may be required or possible additional fees if students enrol in course units involving the use of specific materials (E.g. laboratory fees and fieldwork courses). 

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 the Student Exchange Program 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.

All inbound exchange students are required to be insured under NTU’s insurance schemes. The schemes ensure students are covered with basic medical and personal accident insurance coverage.

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.

NTU provides visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad 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, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

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)