Although the University has not officially suspended exchange in AY2021/22 Semester 1 (Fall 2021), a good amount of risk still remains when making any financial commitments at this time. Students are strongly encouraged to withhold from making any non-refundable transactions until at least they have received their Student’s Pass (Visa) confirmation as well as their Entry Approval. Purchasing your airline tickets prior to receiving your Student’s Pass and Entry Approval is extremely risky as the University cannot guarantee your application for either immigration document will be successful.
Students will receive more information on how and when to apply for on-campus housing in their Acceptance Letter, which will be released in mid-June 2021. The first round of housing applications will start on 28 June 2021; but in view of the non-refundable housing application fee, students should only submit their housing application after
obtaining their Entry Approval. For more general information on the housing application process, please refer here
On-campus housing is very limited at NUS, especially during these times of social-distancing, therefore the University cannot guarantee placement into our student residences. For AY2021/22 Semester 1, only UTown Residences (UTR)
and Prince George’s Park Residences (PGPR)
will be open to exchange students.
NUS Office of Student Affairs has prepared this webpage
for off-campus housing resources. Students are strongly encouraged to look for off-campus accommodation as soon as possible to increase their chances of securing a place. One good option could be MDIS Residences @ Stirling
where arrangements have been made for more rooms to be made available to exchange students.
We are hoping that border control measures and quarantine requirements will eventually
be relaxed or lessened for fully-vaccinated travellers, but so far this has not been the case
. Travellers from the majority of countries are required to serve a 21-day quarantine at a government-appointed facility/hotel, no matter their vaccination status. As immigration matters and border control measures can change very frequently, students are strongly encouraged to keep an eye on the latest travel advice from Singapore’s Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA): https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/arriving/overview
If you wish to withdraw from the exchange programme for AY2021/22 Semester 1, please indicate so on this online form by 23 May 2021 23:59 [Singapore time (GMT 8+].
Exchange in AY2021/22 Semester 2 corresponds to a new application cycle. Your home university will need to re-nominate you and if nominated, you will need to put in a new application for this exchange period. Please check with your home university’s International or Study Abroad Office to see what options are available to you.
Yes, a new exchange application will need to be submitted. NUS will share the updated application information and timeline with your home university in August 2021. The application portal for AY2021/22 Semester 2 exchanges will be open from 1 September to 1 October 2021.
Unfortunately, NUS is not planning to offer a virtual exchange option at this time.
Applying as a non-exchange / fee-paying student could be possible, but only for AY2021/22 Semester 2 as the application deadlines for Semester 1 (Fall 2021) have already passed.
Please note the uncertainties over border control measures and the difficulties in obtaining a Student’s Pass (Visa), Entry Approval and on-campus housing are also applicable to non-exchange students.
Please check with your home university’s International or Study Abroad Office to see what options are available to you; and if you are interested in pursuing the non-exchange option in AY2021/22 Semester 2 (Spring 2022), please refer to this webpage for more details.