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W&M Semester- Singapore (Assisted Enrollment)
Singapore, Singapore
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Fact Sheet:
 Study Abroad Advisor:
Molly DeStafney (mldestafney@wm.edu)
 Program Type:
WM Sponsored Semester
 Language of Instruction:
English
 Host Institution:
National University of Singapore
 Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Description:
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**Please note that this is the last semester the GEO will be accepting applications for the assisted enroll program at National University Singapore.  Spring 2017 is the last semester students will be able to study abroad on this program option.

We encourage all students planning to study abroad on this program during the Academic Year 2017-2018 to consider studying abroad in Spring 2017 if they have the flexibility in their academic plans. 
Please note that the exchange option for NUS will remain open.


National University of Singapore at a glance:

National University of Singapore (NUS), a competitive and globally-oriented university is consistently ranked as one of Asia's top universities. It offers a range of courses through its 16 different schools, including Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, Arts, and Social Sciences. W&M students are able to enroll in courses from most of these faculties. English is the main language of instruction at NUS. NUS has an enrollment of 38,000 students (28,000 are undergraduates) from over 100 countries. NUS is a global thought leader with a distinctive Asian perspective that offers a vibrant student life. In addition to the wide array of artistic and cultural pursuits on campus, services available to students include an on-campus health center and on-campus counseling center. Please note, credits are based on contact hours at NUS so most classes are equivalent to 3 or 4 W&M credits. 

Students pay tuition, housing, meals and fees on site in Singapore.

Location:

Singapore is a small city-state located just off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. At one degree above the equator, the city-state enjoys year-long temperatures that range from 75 - 93° F.  Singapore has a population of about 5.4 million, including permanent residents.  It is a highly urbanized nation with one of the lowest crime rates in the world.  The island nation is filled with museums, shops, and theme attractions through which visitors can experience the modern and multicultural face of Asia. Most of the island is accessible through public buses and the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) rail system. Singapore Changi Airport offers routes to 200 cities in 68 countries. Low cost airlines make visiting much of South East Asia affordable.

Most Singaporeans are descendants of immigrants from the Malay Peninsula, China, or the Indian sub-continent.  While citizens have gradually acquired a distinct "Singaporean" identity, many still retain customs, practices, and festivals from their orgins, making an interesting mix of the modern and traditional ways.

Singapore has four official languages:  Malay, Mandarin, Tamil and English.  English is the language of business, education, and administration and is largely understood across the island.
National University of Singapore (NUS), a competitive and globally-oriented university, strives to be “a key node in the global network of knowledge communities at the forefront of ideas.” It offers a range of courses through its many faculties, including Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, Arts, and Social Sciences. W&M students are able to enroll in courses from most of these faculties. English is the main language of instruction at NUS. Please note, credits are based on contact hours at NUS so most classes are equivalent to 3 or 4 W&M credits.


Assisted enrollment requires W&M students to pay tuition to NUS.  All W&M students pay housing, meals and fees on -site in Singapore.

Host Institution:
National University of Singapore

Terms: 

Spring Semester 2017 only(January—May)

Application Deadlines:
Spring Semester: September 5


Eligibility:
W&M student in good standing
3.0 GPA

Language Requirement:
None

Course Information:
Students should be choosing Level 1000 to 3000 modules.  The majority of the level 4000 modules are reserved for graduating NUS students and have a limited supply.  Level 5000 and 6000 modules are graduate-level courses which are not open to visiting students.

Modules from the NUS Business School, Faculty of Law and Department of Economics are extremely popular, over-subscribed and cannot be guaranteed.  Students are required to be a major in Business or Law to take courses from those respective Faculties.  All incoming students are advised to be flexible with their module requirements as NUS is not able to guarantee any preferred modules for incoming students.


Academic Credits:

All courses except for those in history must be pre- or post-approved; history courses will be automatically approved as HIST 299. Grades will not be posted on transcript or be included in GPA calculations. Credits will appear as transfer credits on W&M transcripts.  

Program Fees:
Tuition paid directly to NUS.

Housing, Meals and Fees:
Room and board paid on site in Singapore. On-campus accomodation is typically difficult to secure for visiting students, be advised. A $75 application fee, $200 off-campus fee and insurance fee of approximately $34 per month apply to all students, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Visa fees are the student's responsibility.

The Global Education Office advisor for the National University of Singapore exchange is Molly DeStafney (mldestafney@wm.edu). For more information on this program and the steps to apply, please review the Steps to Study Abroad on our website.




Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 09/05/2016 09/15/2016 TBA TBA
 NOTE: Applications are first reviewed by the Reves Center, and students nominated for the exchange program are notified. Application materials are then sent to the school abroad (and the school abroad often requests additional materials at this time). When the school abroad completes their application review, students are then notified of the final acceptance decision. This timeline varies greatly from school to school. In rare cases a student nominated by the Reves Center will not be selected by the school abroad to attend their university; the Reves Center would then explore further options for the student. 2. Any start and end dates listed are to serve as a guide for general planning, but specific dates are subject to change and may not include mandatory orientation programs or exams. Contact your host university for the most accurate dates.