A premier university in Asia, the Singapore Management University (SMU) is internationally recognised for its world-class research and distinguished teaching. Established in 2000, SMU's mission is to generate leading-edge research with global impact and to produce broad-based, creative, and entrepreneurial leaders for the knowledge-based economy. SMU's education is known for its highly interactive, collaborative, and project-based approach to learning.

Gain new insights and perspectives on trends and developments in Asia from SMU faculty. Engage industry leaders with interests in Asia through dialogues and networking sessions and learn from peers from over 30 countries and forge intercultural friendships.

Fields of study

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Business
  • Commerce
  • Cyber Security
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • International Business

UQ students can choose to take a maximum of two courses, with the first from the morning courses and the second from the afternoon courses, to avoid a timetable clash. For more information regarding program specifics, visit the host program website.

Credit equivalent 

1 SMU Credit = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 2 SMU Credits are successfully completed across the morning and afternoon sessions (pending UQ faculty approval). 

Visa Information

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.

Please review the host university webpage for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the SMU entry requirements. 

If you intend to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline.  

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. Tuition only will be approximately $3,750 - $6,225 AUD depending on the number of courses undertaken. An additional application fee of $175 AUD application fee and $265 AUD Misc fee will apply. 

Detailed information regarding fees and inclusions can be found on the host university website.


Accommodation is at an additional cost. Students are responsible for booking their own accommodation for their stay in Singapore, however SMU may have arrangements with off-campus accommodation providers. More information regarding accommodation options can be found on the host university website.


Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 


You may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth-supported student.

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant

Eligible students are guaranteed a New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant valued at $3,500 AUD when participating in this experience.

When you submit your application to the Internships and Global Experiences team, you are automatically considered. There is no additional application required. Applicants will need to submit supporting documentation (host acceptance, bank details) by the relevant deadline.


Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 14 April 2024
Host: 15 April 2024

Program Dates

Start: 24 June 2024
End: 19 July 2024

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study Abroad​
Location: Singapore (In-person)
Credit: For-credit and Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and Postgraduate*

*Postgraduate as not-for-credit only.


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.