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W&M Exchange- Singapore
Singapore, Singapore (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: W&M applicants only
Fact Sheet:
 Study Abroad Advisor:
Molly DeStafney (
 Program Type:
WM Exchange
 Language of Instruction:
 Language Requirements:
 Host Institution Website:
 GPA Requirement:
 Host Institution:
National University of Singapore
 Service Component:
 Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Description:



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 exchange 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.  

The tuition exchange agreement between the College of William & Mary and the National University of Singapore allows W&M students to pay their regular tuition to W&M while taking classes at NUS.  Students pay housing, meals and fees on site in Singapore.


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.  

Host Institution:
National University of Singapore

Fall Semester (August--December)
Spring Semester (January--May)
Academic Year (August--May)

Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester: March 15
Spring Semester: September 5
Academic Year: March 15

W&M student in good standing
3.0 GPA

Language Requirement:

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 exchange 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:
Exchange: W&M tuition and fee paid to W&M.

Housing, Meals and Fees:
Room and board paid on site in Singapore. On-campus accomodation is available for incoming exchange students but is not guaranteed. 

A $75 application fee, $200 off-campus fee and an international medical/evacuation insurance fee of $170 apply to all students, to be paid to the Bursar's Office.  Visa fees are the student's responsibility.
The Global Education advisor for the National University of Singapore exchange is Molly DeStafney ( For more information on this program and the steps to apply, please review the Steps to Study Abroad on our website..

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.