University of Oregon

Singapore Management University Exchange

Program Overview

Enroll directly in courses taught at Singapore Management University, a world-class university in Singapore’s capital city. As a business major, you can choose from a variety of business-related coursework at SMU. Coursework is taught in English and SMU has a diverse student body with many international students. The program will accept two to four University of Oregon undergraduate or graduate students.

The SMU campus is situated at the heart of the central business district and the arts and heritage neighborhoods. The campus is easily accessible via public transportation, and there is a wide variety of food outlets, shopping and entertainment centers conveniently located around campus. SMU is well-equipped with various facilities – campus-wide WiFi connection, state-of-the-art learning facilities and resources, library, swimming pool, and fitness gym.

Academic Details

Modeled after The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, SMU offers seminar-style teaching in small class sizes, creative thinking and dynamic exchange of ideas between faculty and students. All classes at SMU are taught in English. SMU has some 300 faculty who are selectively recruited from around the world to advance knowledge in teaching and research. In addition to recruiting some of the best academics in their fields, SMU also calls upon successful leaders in business for their specific expertise to combine academic vigor with hands-on business savvy. You will take a full course load of four courses per semester, for a total of about 20 UO credits. NOTE: for winter/spring semester, this means you will be below UO full-time enrollment. Please speak with a GEO study abroad advisor for more information.

For more information about courses, please visit Singapore Management University.

Housing Description

You must make your own housing arrangements. You can stay in a hostel for the first few nights until you are able to find an apartment to share with usually around three to four other exchange students. SMU provides resources and connects you with other exchange students prior to arriving in Singapore to aid in the process of finding housing. Since English is one of the main languages spoken in Singapore, communication with landlords or housing services should not be an issue. Click here for more information of housing at SMU.

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 SMU exchange application in a timely manner. This application is provided after the interview.

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.

Additional Requirements

Must be admitted to the Lundquist College of Business

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester20172/1/2017Early AugustEarly December
Academic Year2016-172/1/2017Early AugustLate April
Spring Semester20185/15/2017Early JanuaryLate April

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.