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Nanyang Technological University

As an exchange student, there are a few things you need to know about going to Nanyang Technological University. Learn more about the location, the courses and student life! 

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Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 12th globally (QS World​ University Ranking 2019). It is also the world’s top young university.​ NTU provides high-quality global education to about 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The student body includes top scholars and international Olympiad medallists from the region and beyond.


Singapore is a vibrantly cosmopolitan and culturally diverse city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula in South East Asia. Singapore is a truly multicultural kaleidoscope with four official languages: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil, adopted from each of the four major ethnic or 'racial' groups: Eurasian, Chinese, Malay and Indian.

Singapore's strategic location, excellent facilities, fascinating cultural contrasts and tourist attractions contribute to its success as a leading destination for both business and pleasure.

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Level of competitiveness

Very competitive ***

The level of competitiveness (Less competitive * / Competitive ** / Very competitive ***) refers to one's chances of being allocated an exchange space at this partner. This is an approximation determined by the number of applications received for this destination during the last academic year versus the total number of exchange spaces available to Queen Mary students. 

Academic Calendar

Semester 1: August – ​December

Semester 2: January – May

Please refer to the academic calendar for the exact dates. Please note that the trimester calendar is not applicable to incoming exchange students.


This programme is not open to students from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science due to capacity and module restrictions within NTU's School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE).

Students are allowed to take courses offered by all the schools except the 5 autonomous institutes: National Institute of Education, the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.

Courses offered at the School of Art, Design and Media which is part of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences are available to exchange students. However, certain courses may be restricted or extremely popular, meaning that there is no guarantee that a student will be able to register for them. Please check the list of undergraduate courses that are restricted or limited.

Consult full details of restricted programmes that are not available to exchange students.

Find the list of undergraduate courses here.


Students need to take 12-14 credits per semester (4 classes).

Find out more about credit transfer and grade conversions.


All incoming exchange students would be guaranteed on-campus housing as long as the online housing application is submitted before the stipulated deadline. All exchange students successful in securing on-campus housing shall be housed in one of our 24 undergraduate Halls of Residence. Find out more about our Halls of Residence.

Cost of Living

The living costs you incur will depend on your lifestyle. On average, students should prepare an estimated SGD 5,000 per semester to defray costs such as accommodation, food, transportation, personal expenses, textbooks etc.

Support Services

For information on accessibility, please visit NTU's Accessible Education page. 

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Read the GEM Trailblazer brochure and information sheet for more details.