National University of Singapore Summer Exchange

Language Requirement: None
Academic Standing by Program Start: Sophomore or above
Location: Asia, Singapore
GPA: 2.75
Program Overview

Directly enroll in a class at the top university in Asia. With all classes taught in English, the National University of Singapore offers top-notch coursework in many majors in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. NUS has a large, centrally located campus with very modern facilities. The diverse NUS student body includes 4,000 international students from 60 countries, out of a total student population of more than 35,000.

The NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) offers the annual FASStrack Asia program in the summer. With Asia in the world’s spotlight as it undergoes rapid growth, the summer program will tap into NUS’ research strengths in the region and offer students an enriching knowledge and understanding of various Asian-related topics and issues. Taught over a 4-week summer period, students will attend class, participate in active discussions and learn from academic experts specializing in their area of study. Some courses include field trips to nearby countries in order to comparatively study certain issues.

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. A multicultural and multilingual society, Singapore is an ideal entry point into Asia for students without previous experience in the region. Singapore’s central location allows for convenient and affordable travel to surrounding countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and more.

Note: some NUS websites require that you use Firefox as your browser

Dates and Deadlines
Term Year Deadline Arrival Date Departure Date
Summer 2024 02/01/2024 Late June Late July

Course Equivalencies

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

Non-UO students: 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.

Application process

The application process for this program is competitiveGEO staff will review your application materials, and a decision about your enrollment will not be made until after the application deadline. In some cases, an interview is required. If your program requires an interview, you will be contacted with further details about this process after the application deadline. Early applications are encouraged.

Successful applicants will receive an exchange nomination from GEO. Selection will be based on a holistic review of your application. This includes a review of your GPA, transcripts (including courses taken and in-progress), any additional requirements or prerequisites (see section "Additional Requirements"), and written statements. 

Applying for an exchange program involves 2 steps. If you receive a nomination from GEO, you will also need to complete the host university's application, which is administered and reviewed by your host university directly. Instructions will be provided after acceptance by GEO. The host university makes the final decision regarding acceptance into the program.

Housing Description
You will stay in on-campus residence halls with other local and international students participating in the summer program.