University of Oregon

National University of Singapore Exchange

Program Overview

Study at one of the best institutions in the Asia Pacific region. The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), of which the UO is also a member. This program will accept two Clark Honors College students and two to four UO students from any discipline.

Singapore is situated at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula and is at the center of Southeast Asia. Three major cultures co-exist in Singapore namely: Chinese, Malay, and Indian. NUS boasts a diverse student body of more than 32,000 students from 60 countries.

Academic Details

English is the language of instruction at the National University of Singapore. You should expect to carry a full course load of about four courses per semester. Note that you may not be able to take business and economics courses at NUS as there are very limited vacancies and priority is usually given to full-time NUS undergraduates. If you are a business student interested in studying in Singapore, Singapore Management University (SMU) may be a more suitable choice.

For more information about courses, please visit National University of Singapore.

Housing Description

Live in either the Halls of Residence or Prince George’s Park (PGP) Residences. PGP Residences are often the choice of international students and provide a social atmosphere without obligations that residents be heavily involved in sports and other activities. PGP Residences offer single rooms and are self-catering. Some PGP rooms have air conditioning and/or attached bathrooms. Housing fees are paid directly to NUS. You will be given instructions after your interview regarding the application process for accommodations. The application has an opening cycle and rooms are allocated on the basis of availability. If you are a non-graduating (NG) student, you are not guaranteed a room on campus. Residential Services can assist you in finding an off-campus accommodation in the event that you are not allocated on-campus accommodation. Housing notification is usually given soon after program acceptance.

Application Process

Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, transcripts, recommendations and completion of the interview process. After the initial application is complete, you will be required to complete the NUS exchange application in a timely manner. This application is provided after the interview.

Graduate Students:
In addition to the process described above, you must also complete the Graduate Enrollment in UO-Sponsored Study Abroad Programs form. This form requires that you obtain pre-authorization for your program from your adviser, department head and the Graduate School.

Student Life

This is a student exchange program in which you will directly enroll in courses at one of the University of Oregon’s partner universities.  Exchange programs differ from other study abroad options and do not necessarily include significant on-site student support services, such as academic advising, health & counselling services, planned excursions or social events.  Students most comfortable and successful in exchange programs typically have high levels of self-reliance, resourcefulness, and willingness to adapt to unfamiliar teaching styles and living arrangements.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineExtended DeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester20172/1/2017N/Aearly Augustearly December
Academic Year2017-182/1/2017N/Aearly Augustmid-May
Spring Semester20185/15/2017N/Aearly Januarymid-May

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.