Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technological University

Location
Singapore City, Singapore

Availability
Available university-wide.


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    Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has topped the rankings for young universities for the fifth straight year. NTU has retained its spot at number 1 in the 2020 QS World Ranking for top 50 universities under 50 years old; ranked for performance of universities focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  
     
    NTU offers courses in engineering, science, business, humanities, medicine, arts and social sciences, with the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine being a jointly directed school between NTU. With an excellent network of top overseas universities and industry leaders, NTU’s academic and research partners include Imperial College London, Rolls-Royce, BMW, Lockheed Martin and more. 
     
    The main campus has been named one of the Top 15 Most Beautiful in the World. NTU's main 200-hectare garden campus houses Singapore's largest on-campus residence infrastructure including 24 halls of residence for undergraduates and a graduate hall at the Youth Olympic Village of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in August 2010.  
     
    Besides the Yunnan Garden campus, NTU has another campus, NTU@one-north, located next to the Biopolis, Singapore's biomedical research hub, and Fusionopolis, a new epicentre of engineering and physical sciences. With its strategic location, NTU has set up a graduate school at the one-north campus. The graduate school will better synergise the university with the considerable national resources invested in the Biopolis and Fusionopolis, and facilitate collaboration with other institutions and agencies in the one-north region. 
     
    There are four student activities hubs on campus that cater to the various social and recreational needs of students.  

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    Singapore is among the safest destinations in the world and the city-state is considered the most secure jurisdiction in South-east Asia.  
     
    Although its compact size belies its economic growth, within 150 years, Singapore has grown from a fishing village into a thriving centre of commerce and industry. Singapore is home to one of the busiest ports in the world with over 600 global shipping lines sharing Singapore’s waters with coastal fishing vessels and wooden ships. 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. 
     
    The country is also known for its highly hygienic and quality street food – world first hawker stalls to be afforded the Michelin star! 

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    • Marina Bay 
    • Chinatown 
    • Clarke Quay 
    • Universal Studios Singapore 
    • MacRitchie Reservoir Treetop Walk 
    • Gardens by the Bay 
    • Orchard Road 
    • Singapore Flyer 
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    Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island city-state in Southeast Asia. The country is located one degree north of the Equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with many smaller islets.

    Singapore's population is very high for such a small area, with 5.6 million people at a population density of 7,778 people per square kilometre. This means that Singapore ranks number 2 for population density worldwide. As a city-state, Singapore has no major cities or cities at all. Instead, Singapore is organised into towns, which are all connected, and the country is its own capital.

    Despite its small land size, Singapore has massive influence on the global economy, and is the only country in Asia with a AAA sovereign rating from all major rating agencies. Singapore is a highly developed country, ranked 9th on the UN Human Development Index, and has the 7th highest GDP per capita in the world. Singapore places highly in key social indicators such as education, healthcare, quality of life, personal safety and housing. Singaporeans enjoy one of the world's longest life expectancy and one of the lowest infant mortality rates.

    Such a densely populated and influential country makes for a one of a kind exchange experience. There are indoor action sports facilities such as skydiving, as well as outdoor theme parks and a night safari as well. If you're one for shopping, you will find everything from high end designer labels or go bargain hunting in local thrift shops.

    Although Singapore is a dense and buzzing city, it's often described as a City in a Garden. The landscape is populated with parks and sanctuaries, and Singapore is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Botanic Gardens. Foodies should not pass up Singapore, which is home to many Michelin-starred restaurants (including the world's most affordable one!) and famous food stall centres. Singapore is also a great base from which to travel to other Southeast Asian countries.

    Did you know?

    Nearly half of Singapore’s land area is under green cover. It’s one of the world’s greenest cities. The icon of Singapore is a mythical half fish – half lion creature called the Merlion. The fish body represents Singapore's origin as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, which means "sea town" in Javanese. The lion head represents Singapore's original name—Singapura—meaning "lion city".

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NTU Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Semester 1 (SP5)
August to December

Semester 2 (SP2)
January to May


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    Undergraduate

    • Accountancy 
    • Art, Design and Media 
    • Biomedical Sciences 
    • Business 
    • Computer Science, Data Science and AI 
    • Economics and Public Policy & Global Affairs 
    • Economics and Psychology 
    • Engineering 
    • English Literature and Art History 
    • History 
    • Language, Linguistics and Multilingual Studies 
    • Management 
    • Mathematics and Statistics 
    • Media and Communications 
    • Philosophy 
    • Teaching – Primary and Secondary 
    • Psychological Science  
    • Public Policy and Global Affairs  
    • Sociology and Social Sciences 
    • Sport Science  

    Postgraduate

    • Art, Design and Media (ADM) 
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) 
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) 
    • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) 
    • Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) 
    • Biological Science (SBS) 
    • Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (SCBE) 
    • Humanities (SOH) 
    • Social Sciences (SSS) 
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    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions.
     
    General restrictions

    •  Entrepreneurship courses offered by the Nanyang Technopreneurship Center .
    • All courses from our five autonomous institutions –  the National Institute of Education (NIE)*, 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 (opening in 2013).  *Only NIE General Electives are available to exchange students .
    • Inter-semestral session (Special Terms).  

    *Only NIE General Electives are available to exchange students 
     
    Undergraduate 

    • Core courses are unavailable to non-Business students.
    • Courses relating to the Singapore legislation, legal and accounting system, which may be relevant only in the Singapore context. 
    • List of courses not available to exchange students can be found here.

      
    Postgraduate 

    Restricted programmes and courses that are not available to exchange students include: 

    • Nanyang MBA and Graduate Business Programmes 
    • School of Computer Engineering Graduate Programmes 
    • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering 
    • Graduate Diploma in Translation and Interpretation (HT5xxx) 
    • Master of Science in Project Management (MA6xxx) 

     

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    • UniSA academic transcript 
    • Passport 
    • English language proficiency (if applicable)
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    Students must take 9 AU credits for 13.5 UniSA units or 12 AU credits for 18 UniSA units.

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    All UniSA students are exempt from having to provide evidence of English proficiency.

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NTU Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Weather
24°c to 32°c

Currency
$ Singapore Dollars (SGD)

Local language/s
English | Malay | Mandarin | Tamil


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    Nanyang Technological University does not offer airport pick up. You will need to make your own way to the campus from Changi International Airport
     
    More information on how to get to the campus can be found here

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    Nanyang Technological University guarantees on-campus accommodation as long as the online housing application is submitted before the stipulated deadline. You will be randomly allocated a room and room-mate. Specific requests are not guaranteed and will be evaluated on a case by case basis. More information on accommodation can be found here.  
     
    If unsuccessful, The Office of Housing & Auxiliary Services will email all unsuccessful applicants the list of off-campus housing options upon releasing the on-campus housing allocation results. Students seeking off-campus housing should begin their search soonest possible. Estates near NTU includes Boon Lay, Jurong West and Jurong East. 
     
    The Office of Housing and Auxiliary Services has a list of recommended off-campus hostels for your reference. 

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to Nanyang Technological University, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur: 

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $1000
    Compulsory Administrative Fees *subject to change
    *Undergraduate SGD$250 approx. $270 per semester
    *Postgraduate SGD$280 approx. $300 per semester
    Accommodation (on-campus) from $280 per month
    Meals/Groceries $320 per month
    Transportation $110 per month
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc. $300 per month

    More information can be found here.

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    UniSA offers a generous travel grant of up to $2500 for a full semester exchange. You may also be eligible to receive an OS-HELP loan of up to $8000. For more information please see funding and scholarships website

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website.  
     
    Please click here to read the travel insurance policy. 
     
    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here
     
    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 
     
    NTU mandates compulsory insurance for all exchange students under the Group Personal Accident Insurance (GPAI), Group Hospitalisation & Surgical Insurance (GHSI) and Medical scheme, even if students have already bought similar insurance in their home country. The cost of these student insurance schemes is included in the compulsory administrative fees. For more coverage details please refer to this  link

NTU Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advise. Please see below links for more information.   
 
Australian Government DFAT brief on Singapore is available here
 
Singapore High Commissions website can be found here
 
Nanyang Technological University student visa FAQ is available here

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the Smartraveller website
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

NTU Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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NTU Summer school

Spend a summer in Singapore, the perfect 'soft landing' in the heart of the fast-developing Asia-Pacific region and a springboard to explore the many cultures and languages in neighbouring countries surrounding around Singapore! NTU's unique summer programme will bring you an unforgettable summer education. Choose from 5 different tracks and experience a unique summer unlike any other!

GEM Trailblazer Summer Programme
Location:
Singapore
UniSA application deadline:
17th March 2020
Program dates:
6-week programme: 17th June – 31st July 2020
4-week programme: 1st July – 31st July 2020
2-week programme: 1st July – 17th July 2020; 15th July – 31st July 2020
Credit: 
3 or 4 AU credits (per course)
 Duration: 
2, 4 or 6 weeks
Eligibility:
All students must meet short term exchange selection criteria and any host institution requirements.
Credit notes:

3 AU credits is equivalent to 4.5 UniSA credits
Students can register for 1 or 2 courses (3 or 4 AU credits per course) within each track or across different tracks. It is the responsibility of the student to make sure that there is no clash in the timetables between the courses.  Please see partner website for more information.

Other Information:
This program is part of the UniSA exchange agreement. UniSA students are eligible for a tuition-free place, dependant on availability – other program fees apply, see partner website for details. Available to Undergraduate students only.
Program brochure:
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