The Student Exchange Programme (SEP) reflects NUS' commitment to global education, allowing NUS undergraduates to spend a semester or two at an overseas partner University, earning credits towards their NUS degree. The list of overseas partners includes top universities from over 40 countries around the world. SEP is a chance for students to experience student life in a foreign country and learn to be a global citizen. It is a good opportunity for students to pick up a new language, absorb new cultures and make new friends. A stint overseas will also enhance career options. Financial assistance may be available for needy students. Through the International Relations Office (IRO), more than 1000 exchange placements are arranged for NUS students each year.
The Singapore Universities Student Exchange Programme (SUSEP) involves collaboration among NUS, the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and the Singapore Management University (SMU). It enables students from these universities to interact, and benefit from the expertise and experience that each University has to offer. Students in the programme have the flexibility to spend an entire semester pursuing modules at the host university, or to combine modules from both the home and host universities during a semester.