International Relations Office
Incoming Exchange Students
Welcome to the NUS International Relations Office site for INCOMING exchange students! We are happy that you are considering NUS for your exchange and hope that you find all of the information you will need to apply and then attend NUS on exchange for a semester or a year. If you do not find what you need after visiting the site, please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking on the “Contact Us” link above.
Enjoy a First-Class Education
Enjoy quality education in a vibrant English-speaking university in the heart of Asia. English is widely spoken on campus, but you will also have a chance to learn Chinese, Malay, Tamil, French and countless other languages spoken by the diverse student population.
NUS is consistently ranked in the top 40 universities around the world and was recently ranked the 4th top university in Asia by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and the second highest English-medium university in the top 20 Asian universities!
Take advantage of attending a comprehensive university with 14 faculties offering courses from architecture to history and physics by taking courses outside your major, including in Asian languages, cultures and history.
Live in a Safe, Exciting and Multicultural City with 365 Days of ‘Summer’
Practice what you learned in your Chinese language course earlier that day with the aunties and uncles (terms of endearment and respect for those older than you in “Singlish”) over kopi and kaya toast at the neighborhood coffee shop, explore Singapore's bustling nightlife, catch a 3am meal of Indian, Chinese, and Malay (and many more!) cuisines at one of the legendary food centres, or do all three in the same day!
Singapore is located one degree north of the equator which makes for a hot and sunny climate year-round, meaning you’ll never be stuck indoors and you can get a tan by the pool even in January. You can participate in on-campus sports and activities unique to Asia like dragon boating, cultural dance, tai chi, and table tennis, or participate in a wide variety of performance groups and other student clubs.
Singapore is your Gateway to Southeast Asia!
From Singapore, most regional destinations are only a few hours’ flight away. Within 4 hours of flying you can reach China, India, Australia or the Philippines, and in even less time you can reach the countries right at Singapore’s doorstep – Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Indonesia! Even more importantly, you can travel to them easily and as cheaply or luxuriously as you want. In fact, just taking the ferry to the many beautiful islands of Malaysia and Indonesia can make the perfect weekend trip.
During their semester or year at NUS many adventurous students travel to the ruins of Angkor Wat, to see the beauty of Ha Long Bay and to party under the full moon at Koh Phangan in Thailand. From Singapore, Asia is yours to discover.
But don’t just take our word for it, check out our Student Testimonials!